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I just reviewed the lovely Prosecco Made Me Do It by Amy Zavatto. No one can doubt the wonder of a Bellini or Aperol Spritz but Amy has drinks that travel down other pathways. Deep travel. Deep flavor.

If you read this blog, you know my favorite beverage is lemonade. I consume it with total passion. I don’t, or I haven’t, put booze in it but now I feel compelled to grow up and give this a try.

Yes, this is Grown-Up Lemonade!

Grown-Up Lemonade

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • l ¼ fluid ounces vodka [regular or citrus flavored]
  • ¾ fluid ounce limoncello
  • 3 dashes of lemon bitters
  • 2-3 fluid ounces brut-style Prosecco
  • 1 wide piece of lemon peel, for garnish, optional


Fill a double rocks glass with ice. Pour in the vodka, limoncello, and bitters. Give it a good stir. Top with the Prosecco and garnish with the lemon peel.

Source: Prosecco Made Me Do It by Amy Zavatto [Andrews McMeel, 2017]

Photo Information: Canon T2i, EFS 60mm Macro Lens, F/3.5 for 1/40th second at ISO‑2000