Sgroppino (lemon
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Whoever decided to combine sorbet and a spritz is an absolute genius. Sgroppino is a traditional digestif from Venice which combines lemon sorbet with vodka and prosecco; sort of an alcoholic slushy. It is the perfectly light sweet ending at the end of a summer meal. It is also an excellent palate cleanser so can be served after a meal as dessert, during a long meal between a fish and meat course or before dinner. The name itself means to dissolve the knot in your stomach. Sgroppino is super simple to make and a nice refreshing treat when hosting friends.
For a stronger drink, substitute the prosecco with more limoncello.
Recipe type: Drinks (Bevande)
Cuisine: Veneto
Serves: 2
  • 200 ml lemon sorbet or lemon ice cream
  • 70 mls prosecco
  • 50 mls vodka, lemon vodka, limoncello or grappa
  1. Remove the sorbet from the freezer and let it sit in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. If you have a blender, add all the ingredients to the blender and blend for 1 minute before adding to chilled martini glasses or champagne flutes. If you don't have a blender, add the sorbet to the cup and break it up with a fork.
  2. Add the prosecco and limoncello.
  3. Stir until it is a smooth consistency.
  4. Serve immediately.
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