new years

The countdown has begun—it’s almost New Year’s Eve! Before you gussy up for a midnight kiss, celebrate the final moments of 2012 with a crisp cocktail.

Inspired by her Italian roots, Giada De LaurentiisSgroppino is a refreshing take on a typical Venetian after-dinner drink—a smooth blend of Prosecco, lemon sorbet and mint. Of course, she adds a bit of vodka to the recipe for a New Year’s Eve kick.

Cheers to the New Year!

Italian Sgroppino Cocktail by Giada De Laurentiis
Recipe provided by Giada De Laurentiis
Makes 2 servings

What You’ll Need:
1 cup chilled Prosecco (Italian sparkling white wine)
2 tablespoons chilled vodka
1/3 cup frozen lemon sorbet
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh mint leaves

What You’ll Do:

1. Pour the Prosecco and vodka into two Champagne flutes, dividing equally.

2. Spoon a scoop of sorbet into each flute.

3. Sprinkle with mint and serve immediately.

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Chop fresh mint leaves
Pour the Prosecco and vodka into two Champagne flutes, dividing equally
2 tablespoons chilled vodka
1/3 cup frozen lemon sorbet
Spoon a scoop of sorbet into each flute
Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh mint leaves
Italian Sgroppino Cocktail by Giada De Laurentiis

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