Originally published on cookingchanneltv.com

by Kelsey Vala

Sgroppino is a traditional palate-cleansing Italian cocktail versatile enough to be served as an aperitif, with dessert or as a brunch beverage. This cocktail is a slushy mixture of prosecco, vodka and lemon sorbet, with chopped fresh mint as garnish. Flawlessly bubbly and lemony, this four-ingredient mixer’s simplicity and its bright and clean flavors make it an ideal cocktail for summer sipping.

The mixing method is simple: pour chilled prosecco and vodka into glasses, and drop a melty scoop of sweet lemon sorbet to float on top. The sorbet will slowly relax into the fizzy mixture, creating a frothy, chilly punch perfect for enjoying on hot afternoons.


Bottoms up, folks.


Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis


  • 2 cups chilled prosecco (Italian sparkling white wine)
  • 1/4 cup chilled vodka
  • 2/3 cup frozen lemon sorbet
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh mint leaves


Pour the prosecco and vodka into 4 champagne flutes. Spoon a scoop of sorbet into each flute. Sprinkle with mint and serve immediately.