Lemon Sorbet Spritz

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This Lemon Sorbet Spritz is a light refreshing summer cocktail for everyday enjoyment. Prosecco, sparkling water & a vodka twist give just the right amount of effervescence, while the lemon sorbet ice cubes chill it to the perfect temperature. Great for backyard BBQs, picnics, happy hours and oceanside sipping. #RiondoProsecco #NationalProseccoDay #ItalianForSummer #RiondoCocktail

Lemon Sorbet Spritz | 2 Cookin Mamas A light refreshing summer cocktail for everyday enjoyment. Prosecco & sparkling water give this cocktail with a vodka twist just the right amount of effervescence while the lemon sorbet ice cubes chill it to the perfect temperature. Great for backyard BBQs, picnics, happy hours and sipping oceanside. #ad #RiondoProsecco #nationalproseccoday #ItalianForsummer #riondococktail #cocktail #summer #recipe #prosecco #sorbet

Summer brings to mind laid-back vacations, lazy days on the beach, easy dinners on the patio and refreshing cocktails.

Living in Florida, with blue skies, warm evenings and gentle ocean breezes, gives me the chance to relax after work with appetizers and cocktails on my back patio. And there is no better start to a refreshing cocktail than Riondo Prosecco.

Lemon Sorbet Spritz Garden Party for 2

Riondo Prosecco is an authentic Italian sparkling wine. With it’s light, fruity flavor and just a hint of sweetness, it’s the perfect bubbly to sip alone or add to cocktails. No wonder it’s the #1 prosecco in Italy! And the best part is that it’s reasonably priced, which makes it great for everyday sipping, as well as special occasions.

Lemon Sorbet Spritz Riondo Prosecco with twist cap

They’ve also solved the problem of having leftover sparkling wine go flat by incorporating a screw top onto the bottle. The Riondo Porsecco also comes in bambino bottles, perfect for a single serving. What a fantastic idea! Of course, they still have the cork with the strong closure but, when I’m not hosting a party, I like that I can make this Lemon Sorbet Spritz cocktail for my husband and I in the evening and save the rest for later in the week. That means it’s just as good the second time around as it is the first! And isn’t it the bubbles that make a cocktail so refreshing? You betcha!

Lemon Sorbet Spritz picnic closeup wide

This Lemon Sorbet Spritz cocktail is a little bit sgroppino and a lot spritz, two of the most popular cocktails in Italy. A spritz cocktail commonly calls for prosecco and sparkling water, while the sgroppino uses prosecco, vodka and lemon sorbet. I combined these two into my very own version that uses the best of both cocktails.

How to Make a Lemon Sorbet Spritz

First comes the ice cubes. Not just any ordinary ice cubes, though. Nope, extra colorful and tasty ones! Put edible flowers into the bottom of an ice cube tray, one for each cube. Then, I combine lemon sorbet with a little sparkling water to help the sorbet freeze a little harder. Pour that on top of the flowers and place the tray into the freezer for 3-4 hours until frozen.

Lemon Sorbet Spritz flower ice cubes

When the cubes are ready it’s time to put the cocktail together. Easy peasy! Place 3-4 ice cubes in each glass. For each cocktail, pour in 1-1/2 ounces vodka, 2 ounces lemon sparkling water and top off with about 4 ounces of Riondo Prosecco.

Lemon Sorbet Spritz pouring Riondo

Garnish with a lemon slice, if desired, and voila – one light sparkling thoroughly enjoyable cocktail!

Lemon Sorbet Spritz closeup single tall 1

Last night, my husband and I took the opportunity to relax at the beach just as dusk was setting in with a glass of Lemon Sorbet Spritz in our hand. The sound of the waves and the soft gentle breezes made it the perfect setting.

Lemon Sorbet Spritz at the beach

If you love prosecco cocktails as much as I do, check out more Riondo Prosecco Cocktails. Thankfully there’s still enough summer left for me to enjoy a few more of their deliciously fizzy cocktails.

Keepin’ it cool! Saluti!

5 from 7 votes
Lemon Sorbet Spritz square
LEMON SORBET SPRITZ
Prep Time
5 mins
Freezing Cubes
3 hrs
Total Time
5 mins
 

This Lemon Sorbet Spritz is a light refreshing summer cocktail for everyday enjoyment. Prosecco, sparkling water & a vodka twist give just the right amount of effervescence, while the lemon sorbet ice cubes chill it to the perfect temperature. Great for backyard BBQs, picnics, happy hours and oceanside sipping. #RiondoProsecco #NationalProseccoDay #ItalianForSummer #RiondoCocktail 

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: cocktail, prosecco, recipe, sorbet, sparkling water, spritz, vodka
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 246 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
Ice Cubes (about 36 cubes)
  • 3 cups lemon sorbet
  • 1 cup Italian sparkling water
  • Edible flowers pansies, dianthus, mums, citrus blossoms, impatiens, roses & violets to name a few
Spritz
  • 4 oz Riondo Prosecco
  • 2 oz Italian lemon sparkling water
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
Directions
Ice Cubes
  1. Using an ice cube tray, place one edible flower in the bottom of each ice cube compartment.
  2. Combine lemon sorbet and sparkling water and pour over flowers. Freeze for a minimum of 3-4 hours.
Spritz
  1. Place 3-4 ice cubes in a stemless wine glass, highball glass or wine glass.
  2. Pour in vodka and sparkling water.
  3. Top with Riondo Prosecco.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
LEMON SORBET SPRITZ
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246
% Daily Value*
Sodium 45mg 2%
Potassium 99mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 17g
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Lemon Sorbet Spritz main | 2 CookinMamas A light refreshing summer cocktail for everyday enjoyment. Prosecco & sparkling water give this cocktail with a vodka twist just the right amount of effervescence while the lemon sorbet ice cubes chill it to the perfect temperature. Great for backyard BBQs, picnics, happy hours and sipping oceanside. #ad #RiondoProsecco #nationalproseccoday #ItalianForsummer #riondococktail #cocktail #summer #recipe #prosecco #sorbet

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Claudia Lamascolo
    08/15/2018 at 10:27 am

    not only does this look fabulously refreshing the photo are delicious looking too I really would like one of these lemon sorbet spritz right now! its a hot one here!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/15/2018 at 10:42 am

      Thanks so much. It’s hot here too and this is the perfect refreshing cocktail to cool off with. I like to serve it when I host a luncheon for my girlfriends.

  • Reply
    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    08/15/2018 at 10:38 am

    This sounds perfect for sipping by the pool this weekend! Light and quenching!

  • Reply
    Chrissy
    08/15/2018 at 10:59 am

    I love how bright and fresh this is! I feel like this would be the perfect kind of drink to have at a bridal shower or girls brunch; it’s so pretty.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/19/2018 at 3:58 pm

      That’s a great idea! The flowers, with the light refreshing taste of this spritz, are the perfect touch for showers, brunches and garden parties.

  • Reply
    Danielle
    08/15/2018 at 11:05 am

    I love anything with lemon in and this looks super refreshing. Perfect for a summer garden party!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/19/2018 at 3:57 pm

      It would be perfect for a spring or summer garden party, light, refreshing and pretty too!

  • Reply
    Tania | Fit Foodie Nutter
    08/15/2018 at 11:29 am

    I love prosecco and love lemon, so it’s a combination made in heaven!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/19/2018 at 3:56 pm

      I totally agree! They flavors went together so well and that extra creaminess from the sorbet was extra heavenly.

  • Reply
    Edyta at Eating European
    08/15/2018 at 12:48 pm

    I love every drink that has Prosecco in it. This is such a perfect summer treat 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/19/2018 at 3:54 pm

      I’m with you! I think it’s the bubbles it adds to any flavors added that makes it so refreshing.

  • Reply
    Kristen
    08/18/2018 at 9:44 pm

    Oh my goodness this is lovely and looks so refreshing! The color is perfect and the addition of the flowers is so unique.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      08/19/2018 at 3:49 pm

      It really helps beat the summer heat with just the right amount of tart lemon and fizz from the prosecco. I was pretty happy with the flower ice cubes. They’re a lot of fun to make.

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