My mother loves lemons more than any other fruit! So I thought that Limoncello and Raspberry Prosecco Cocktails would be perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch and/or celebration!
Having been in Italy for a Limoncello-makng class in Amalfi, knowing her joy in anything prepared with lemons, and also knowing her delight in enjoying a good nightcap beverage, this is my Mother’s Day recipe choice in her honor . . . what I know that all mothers will enjoy!
Until my first visit to Southern Italy, I had absolutely no idea how important lemons are in Italian cucina . . . was I ever educated!
Numerous delicious Italian alcoholic beverages originate from the soils of Italy . . . but I would bet, without hesitation that Limoncello and Prosecco are on the top of beverage recognition from anyone!
These delicious and very special-occasion cocktails are so easy to prepare. Plus there is an extra punch packed in these Italian cocktails felt just after sipping one glass.
Trust me: This is guarenteed to make any Mama “SMILE”!
- Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled
- Limoncello liqueur, chilled
- fresh raspberries
- Chill both the Prosecco and Limoncello in the freezer for a minimum of 6 hours (it's alcohol so it will be just fine).
- Chill your glasses in either the refrigerator or freezer as well for about 30 minutes.
- Lay the raspberries on a baking sheet and freeze.
- At time of serving:
- Take the Prosecco and Limoncello out of the freezer.
- Also take the chilled glasses out.
- Take the raspberries out as well.
- In the chilled glasses, drop about 3 frozen raspberries into each glass.
- Next pour the Limoncello.
- Lastly, for a nice bubbly effect, pour in the Prosecco last.
- I pour 25% Limoncello and 75% ratio of Prosecco; but pour each glass at a ratio that you and your guests prefer.
So “CHEERS” to all mothers today . . . it’s your day and you’re completely worthy of a much deserving celebration for having given so much of yourself to each of us! Let’s face it, motherhood, much like all ‘giving vocations and purposes in life’, is a much under-appreciated ‘call’. Yet, at the same time, being a mother has been one of the most blessed gifts of my life. I wouldn’t change it for anything!
Here are some additional Italian celebratory beverages that you may enjoy:
and my favorite cocktail any time of the year: