There’s a lot of tough news in the world right now, so I’ve been trying my hardest to find the silver linings wherever I can. Little bits of light and positivity make all the difference to my mood and outlook. It can be something as simple as making our weekends feel a little bit different than the weekdays, even though when we’re all at home together it all kind of feels like it’s blending together! One fun thing I’ve been doing on the weekends is mixing up some special cocktails, experimenting with the ingredients I have on hand to make something tasty. My friends at Riondo Prosecco sent me some of their delicious, bubbly prosecco to #TakeASeccoTo enjoy a little happy hour, and I got to work mixing up this simple cocktail.My cocktail making approach lately has been all about experimenting with what I have on hand, and I got inspired by some leftover thyme I had from a dinner recipe and some oranges from our fruit bowl. Riondo Prosecco is delicious on its own, but also works really well as a base for simple cocktails too (we used it to make some quick mimosas on Easter, which is why I had a few leftover oranges!). The fresh citrus and herbs pair really well with the bubbly Riondo Prosecco, and a splash of ginger liqueur gives it a little bit of a punch for something totally unique. Most importantly, this drink is simple to make. After a long day of entertaining a toddler, juggling work, and making three meals a day at home, I want to make a cocktail fast, so I get into relaxation-mode. Pour the orange juice, ginger liqueurand Riondo Prosecco into a glass over ice and give it a little stir before dropping in the fresh thyme and some orange rind – easy as pie. It was super tasty and refreshing, and the little bit of bubbly in your drink will feel special and festive even as we’re all staying safe and enjoying them at home on the couch. Scroll down for the full recipe, and cheers! PS: Riondo is an affordable (~$15) prosecco and can be purchased online from Wine.com or Uncorked.com.
- 1 Oz. of fresh Orange juice
- 0.5 Oz. of Ginger Liqueur
- Riondo Prosecco
- Orange Peel
- Thyme Sprigs
- Run an orange peel around the edge of your glass and fill the cup halfway with ice cubes.
- Pour ginger liqueur and fresh squeezed orange juice over ice.
- Top with Riondo Prosecco and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs and orange peel before serving.
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