The heat wave must be getting to me -- light and refreshing is the drink we need, be it luscious lemonade or a fizzy sparkling wine, as long as its cooooolll!
Alcohol is not necessarily to be thought of as a thirst quencher, but we do a lot of entertaining during these warmer months and we usually include beer, wine and mixed drinks.
I recently wrote about two of my favorite wines, Rose and Prosecco for summer enjoyment. Since the heat wave is making me add ice to my drinks and I'm still craving cool and refreshing drinks I thought I would add a bit more info on Prosecco.
Prossecco is the Italian sparkling wine that could be considered the house wine in almost every home in Italy. It can be served anytime of year for any occasion, any day or a very special day.
It is a refreshing sparkling wine that is mostly dry and has a fruity and lemony flavor. It is a very light sparkler, that is affordable and can be served before, with, or after any meal.
Like other sparkling wines, Prosecco is available in a variety of styles from dry to varying levels of sweetness. They will be labeled, from dry to sweet, Brut for the driest style, Extra Dry, Dry or Demi-Sec which is the sweetest.
If you enjoy dessert pick up two bottles of Prosecco, one Brut or Extra Dry style to enjoy with your grilled foods and one Dry or Demi-Sec which are sweeter to have with fruit and other desserts.
Serve the Prosecco well chilled. You can keep it in a bucket of 1/2 water and 1/2 ice and it will be perfectly chilled to enjoy.
Raise your glass and toast the sunshine and Happy Days! of Summer.