If you love a light and refreshing spring cocktail, this strawberry prosecco lemonade is for you!
It’s strawberry season! In case you couldn’t tell from my Instagram profile, I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve been picking strawberries at my CSA work share each week, throwing sliced ones onto salads, blending them up into smoothies, snacking on them plain, and making them into this strawberry prosecco lemonade.
I’m going to be sipping on this all spring and summer–it’s so refreshing and flavorful. VOVETI prosecco is made from 100% prosecco grapes and has a tempered acidity, but it’s not to sweet. In other words, it’s a perfect match for sweet strawberries and tart lemons. VOVETI has hints of pear, green apple, melon, and peach, which is another reason it goes so seamlessly with the fruity flavors of this drink. And of course, with the popping corks and fizzy bubbles, drinking prosecco always feels like a celebration.
I also love that VOVETI prosecco comes in full-size and mini bottles. The full-size one is perfect for making a big batch of this drink for a backyard gathering or celebratory brunch, and the minis would be great for bringing on a picnic since you can just tuck a couple into a bag or basket. And while the large bottle has the traditional cork so you can have fun poppin’ bottles, the minis have a screw top, which makes them super convenient.
For this strawberry prosecco lemonade, we’re making a quick syrup with fresh strawberries, honey, and raw sugar. After straining the syrup, we’re mixing in fresh-squeezed lemon juice to make our strawberry lemonade base. I designed this drink to be not super sweet so the other flavors would come through, so I recommend tasting the strawberry lemonade base and adding more honey or raw sugar if desired.
To make each glass of strawberry prosecco lemonade, add a handful of ice to a rocks glass. Fill it a little more than halfway with strawberry lemonade and then top if off with VOVETI prosecco. I like to garnish the drink with a fresh strawberry half, a lemon slice, and a few sprigs of thyme or mint (bonus points if they’re flowering!).
Cheers to spring! I hope you love these as much as my fiancé and I did.
Strawberry Prosecco Lemonade
For the strawberry syrup:
- 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and chopped
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup raw sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch of salt
For the prosecco lemonade:
- 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
- One full-size bottle of VOVETI Prosecco
- Strawberries, lemon slices, and sprigs of thyme, for garnish
- To make the syrup, place all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about ten minutes, until the liquid surrounding the fruit is a bright pinkish-red and the strawberries themselves are much less vibrant.
- Pour the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer into a heatproof container and stir in the lemon juice. Refrigerate until ready to serve, preferably at least two hours.
- To make each cocktail, put a handful of ice in a glass and fill a little over halfway with the strawberry lemonade. Pour in chilled VOVETI Prosecco until the glass is full. Garnish with a strawberry, a lemon slice, and a sprig of thyme.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 1g
The nutrition label provided is an estimate for informational purposes only and may not be accurate. I am not a nutritionist or medical professional.
Hannah Healy says
This looks like the perfect festive drink for all your summer party needs.
Carrie Forrest says
Ohh Becky, this looks so light and refreshing. Thanks for sharing!
Vanessa Woozley says
I wonder if you could do this with sparkling water for those that don’t drink alcohol, it sounds so yummy.
Allison Wojtowecz says
Gahhh it’s like a strawberry spin on a Bellini! Looks so yummy!
Get Inspired Everyday! says
This looks like perfection all summer long, and I absolutely love the photos, they’re incredibly gorgeous!
Emily @ Recipes to Nourish says
That looks so refreshing! Such beautiful flavors and I love those fresh thyme sprigs, so pretty!
I misread this as Strawberry Prosciutto Lemonade at first glance, lol! #meatbrain
Jessica DeMay says
This looks like the perfect spring drink!
OK…. now I know what I want for Mother’s Day Brunch!!
This looks totally delicious ! Perfect for the coming hot summer days !
Michele Spring says
Ok, first of all, prosecco is like one of my all-time favorite things on earth and if I could only have one alcoholic drink for the rest of my life, it would be that. These mini bottles though- SO perfect for me because I am not a heavy drinker and only need one satisfying beverage (to share with the hubs of course). And then this strawberry lemonade recipe to… yeah, this is totally being made this weekend. If I can wait that long.
Yay! I love this prosecco. Hope you enjoy these as much as we did! And I agree–VOVETI’s minis are just the ideal size! Fellow lightweight over here…
This sounds super refreshing! Thanks for sharing!
Cristina Curp says
Omg those look so delish! Perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch! yum!
Yes, definitely! All you mamas deserve a big glass of this!
Darryl Edwards says
Oh my goodness!!! I don’t drink alcohol but this looks so refreshing! Any ideas for a non-alcoholic version? This looks very refreshing and great photos too!
Hi Darryl! Thanks so much. Yes, this is really good with sparkling apple cider, too! Since the cider is so much sweeter than the prosecco, I would reduce the sugar and/or honey in the syrup.
Brit McGinnis says
Nice! Wouldn’t have thought of prosecco with strawberries, but it makes total sense when I think about it. Looks very refreshing!
Thank you, Brit! I do think prosecco and strawberries make a great pair!
So excited that strawberries are back in season! This looks like the perfect summer drink.
Thanks so much, Jean! Strawberry season is one of the best times of the year!
Oh yum! That looks so refreshing!
Mary // Chattavore says
These sound so refreshing and they’re just so darn pretty!
Thank you so much, Mary!