Lemonade Prosecco with Mint and Blackberries

This post is sponsored by Santa Cruz Organic but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.


Our desert summer heat isn't going anywhere, which means we are willing to try all kinds of refreshing happy hour drinks all summer long. Rather than have heavier drinks like red wine or stout or dark ales, we lean more toward lighter and more fragrant cocktails for happy hour this time of year. Today, we are sharing the recipe for a super fragrant, sweet and light cocktail you can enjoy throughout the summer and warmer months. 

This summer cocktail is made with one of my favorite Italian wines--Processo. Prosecco sparkling wine is most commonly used in bellinis, but I love to drink it alone as well as combining it with some other juices to make summer cocktails. With the way that Prosecco is made, it naturally has a more fruity flavor with undertones of pear, green apple, and honeydew melon (which makes it ideal for a refreshing summer taste and great to pair with lemonade). Combining Prosecco with Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade
Santa Cruz Organic 100% Lemon Juiceand a hint of fresh mint and blackberries makes for an incredible summer cocktail! 

Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade is perfect for this summer cocktail, and it tastes just as delicious even on its own. There are a variety of other Santa Cruz Organic lemonades available as well as Santa Cruz Organic 100% Lemon Juice which is ideal to keep around when you're making homemade marinades, sauces, and dressings that often call for lemon juice. Santa Cruz products use only certified organic and non-GMO ingredients and processes, so if you're passionate about that and you are making a note of what kinds of items are making it home with you from the grocery store to your pantry that's something to look out for. 


Lemonade Prosecco with Mint and Blackberries
(recipes makes 1 large pitcher)

Ingredients:

Directions:
  1. Use an empty large pitcher to combine the Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade, Santa Cruz Organic 100% Lemon Juice, Prosecco, lemon-flavored vodka, fresh mint, and blackberries. 
  2. If you want just a hint of mint and blackberries in your drink, let it sit for about 30 minutes. 
  3. If you are looking for a deeper flavor of mint and blackberries, you can also place the pitcher in the refrigerator and allow it to rest overnight. The next day, you will have a more flavorful and aromatic pitcher (this is a similar process compared to preparing homemade sangria). This cocktail pitcher should remain fresh up to 48 hours after it was initially made, so you have some time to prepare it at the end of the workweek if you have a weekend happy hour you are preparing it for this summer. 
  4. Serve it chilled in a cocktail glass and add some mint and blackberries as a garnish (optional). Enjoy!

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19 comments

  1. This looks so refreshing. I love fresh blackberries and mint together - and lemonade of course.

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  2. I am writing this in the morning but this is making me want to start happy hour. What a great drink to have on a cool summer night.

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  3. Oh my gosh I am so craving this! I did not realize how much of the screen is until I read this post. This is totally happening.

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  4. Yum, what a refreshing drink! I will be trying this for sure. I love to have a tasty drink beside me as I read.

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  5. oh my gosh YES please bc this looks incredible- i never thought ot ad blackberries and mint with lemonade! YUM!

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  6. This sounds like such a flavorful combo. I think it will be a great drink to sip with a few good friends.

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  7. This sounds like a delicious drink recipe! I would love to try this lemonade recipe.

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  8. I seldom drink alcohol, but I will have to try this recipe sometime. Thank you for sharing it!

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  9. Yum, this sounds delicious. I'm not a huge blackberry fan but strawberries or cherries would be a perfect substitution. Strawberry lemonade is my favorite too.

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  10. I can replace the blackberry with cherries which is available in the fridge right now :). I love how simple this is.

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  11. This drink looks really refreshing! Perfect for this season! Can't to have a sip!

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  12. Now this sounds like such a delicious summer drink. It would be lovely to serve up at a garden party I think.

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  13. This is better than having heavy drinks I agree with you. Looks like a refreshing beverage to have. Perfect for a hot summer afternoon delight.

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  14. This drink looks amazing. This would be a nice refreshing drink to have too. I definitely want to give this one a try.

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  15. I never thought to mix mint and blackberries together, but this is a brilliant idea. I bet it tastes great on a hot day, we're getting hit with some high temps again in NH so I'll be trying to whip this up to have a cool down beverage!

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  16. I'm not much of a drinker, but I love a good light cocktail like this. You can really use any summer fruits maybe?(Rena)

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  17. This looks like a refreshing summer drink. Perfect for sipping during a patio party.

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  18. Wow and woah. That drink would be perfecto on these 99-103 degree dias we've been having up here in North Florida. 1000x Gracias for such a refreshing option.

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  19. I love this brand! I am looking forward to making this drink recipe! Sounds like the perfect summer drink, so refreshing!

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