Sgroppino Cocktail Recipe

Are you looking for something refreshing for hot summer days? Then there is no better option other than Sgroppino Cocktail, which is a simple and unique drink from Venice, Italy. This amazing drink is known for its tart flavours of lemon. Sgroppino Cocktail contains vodka, lemon sorbet, and sparkling wine. You can customize this drink by replacing sorbet with gelato. However, most of the people prefer to make it with sorbet, as it does not contain dairy. Most of the Venice’s bartenders take just few seconds in making this unique drink on your table by beating the sorbet and wine into a mixture as refreshing as whipped snow. Sgroppino Cocktail is better served in champagne flutes and you can garnish it with orange’s Zest, which is rich outermost part of the rind of an orange. You can also serve it in tall glasses or goblets. Make this eye-catching cocktail in your upcoming party or get-together and show your hidden cocking abilities.

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes

Serving Size: 4


( 2 cups /16 ounces) good-quality softened lemon sorbet
(2 tablespoons) vodka
(1/3 cup) chilled sparkling wine or Italian Prosecco wine
Zest of one lemon


  • 1

    Place four champagne flutes in refrigerator until chill thoroughly.

  • 2

    Meanwhile, take a medium bowl and place 2 cups of good quality softened lemon sorbet in it. Now, whisk it until smooth.

  • 3

    Gradually whisk in 2 tablespoons and 1/3 cup of chilled sparkling wine or Italian Prosecco wine. Again, whisk it with hands until smooth, neither too thick nor thin. Do not whisk it vigorously or too much as too much as it will become too liquid.

  • 4

    Take out the four champagne flutes from refrigerator and equally divide the mixture among them. Top your Sgroppino Cocktails with lemon zest and serve with small spoons.

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