As always, our tree has a lot of lemons on it.
And this is our first year growing strawberries in our garden.
With these two ingredients on hand all I needed was a bottle of prosecco and a little sugar to make one of my favorite drinks last weekend. I love having this on a warm, sunny day. It's also very easy to make, and everyone seems to like it. So, try it soon, and enjoy it all summer long. Cheers!
Strawberry Prosecco Muddle
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups hulled, chopped strawberries
6 thin lemon slices
1 750 ml bottle chilled Prosecco
Make simple syrup: Place sugar and 1/2 cup water in small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool completely.
Divide strawberries among 6 glasses. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of simple syrup (depending on how sweet you like your drink). Mash the strawberries slightly with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon. Add lemon slice and a few ice cubes to each glass. Top with Prosecco and serve.
Notes: Simple syrup can be made a few days in advance. Store in the refrigerator. Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit.