There is nothing better than having friends and family over for Day Drinking. More sophisticated people call this a garden party, but they are essentially the same thing. I find that by making one or two different punches I can keep most people happy without having to bar tend all afternoon. My sparkling lemonade has become an old reliable that keeps even the most picky of drinkers happy. Its a pretty easy recipe inspired by a sparkling lemonade I had in Beunos Aires on my honeymoon. Ironically it didn’t have alcohol in it, but I didn’t let that stop me from updating the recipe once I returned home. This is a great recipe for summer afternoons, or summer evenings with friends. It goes well with lighter fare associated with picnics, and it holds up pretty well against heavier foods coming off the grill. The light carbonation and acidity can cut through heavy sauces without being overwhelmed. The only trouble with this drink is they can go down pretty easy so keep an eye on Aunt Melba, and hold on to your moms keys because you may find out that even Garden Parties can get a little wild.
Add half of the mixed berries with the frozen concentrate along with 2 cans cold water. Puree the mixed berries into the concentrate with a blender. Slice the lemons and the limes into wheels and add them to the concentrate along with the mint. Add the vodka and gently pour in the Prosecco. It may sound redundant to call out that the Prosecco should be very chilled as colder beverages hold their carbonation better. Once the Prosecco has been add, gently pour in the ice. I make the punch somewhat strong knowing that the ice will melt and even the drink out. Enjoy!
- 2 – 750 ML of very cold Prosecco
- 2 cups of mixed berries (Raspberries, Blue Berries, Black Berries)
- 2-3 Mint Sprigs
- 12 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate
- 4 lemons
- 2 limes
- 2 cups White Crook Vodka
- Lots of Ice