Let’s get one thing straight, I’m a brunch gal! I love brunch. I also like things to be simple and sweet, especially on a good ol’ Sunday early afternoon or any day for that matter! I think it is because whenever I eat something sweet I wish I could have something salty right there with it, and brunch seems to be the perfect solution to my oh so troubling sweet vs salty battle. And what goes perfectly with this sweet and savory meal? Well, a cocktail of course! I’m a sucker for the traditional Mimosa, Bellini, and Bloody Mary, but I like to simply mix things up every once in a while.
Well, one Sunday afternoon I was mixing and matching and came up with The Strawscato! Whether you think the name is awesome or a bit odd, just know it’s delicious and extremely easy to make. Make it for your next get together and your friends will be calling you the cocktail queen (or king)!
Okay, let’s get down to business!
Recipe (for 3 glasses)
- A bubbly Moscato (I used Rose ‘N’ Blum Bubbly Moscato Rosé)
- 2 Strawberries
- 0.5 teaspoon lemon juice
- 0.5 teaspoon grated grapefruit zest
I take the strawberries, lemon juice, and grapefruit zest and put them in a blender. I use the Magic Bullet short cup. Next, I blend the ingredients for about 45 seconds. I like the fruit on the bottom effect, but for a complete blend I recommend around 1 minute. Then just pour around 1-1.5 teaspoons of the strawberry blend into your wine flute and fill the rest of the glass with the Moscato. Remember to pour slowly to avoid the bubbly foam at the top or a possible overflow! Just repeat with the next couple of glasses.
- Feel free to top it off with some mint or add a strawberry on the rim. Don’t be afraid to add your own creative touch!
- Why did I choose the recipe to be for 3 people? I guess my brunch parties tend to have around 3-6 people so it is easy to double or triple the recipe! It may serve another glass depending on the size of the strawberries 🙂
- It is just as easy to make a Strawsecco. Just substitute your favorite Prosecco in for the Moscato and voilà! You are now a Strawscato and Strawsecco making master!