I’m wrapping up my 3-part series on tea cocktails with some bubbles! (Find an Earl Grey-infused sipper here and a kicky Ginger Tea Cooler here.) This time, I wanted to do something bright and fruity, and these Prosecco Passion Sparklers really hit the spot. I love this drink as an aperitivo—it’s simple to make and can be prepped waaaaay ahead. Serve this right before (or with) a starter like prosciutto and melon or as a sip before serving a crab cake dinner.
Here how to make this tasty drink:
Steep the tea bags
Put it together with some prosecco or sparkling wine and done!
Passionate Prosecco Sparklers
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
3 passion fruit tea bags, such as Tazo Passion
1 750ml bottle chilled prosecco
- Combine water, sugar and tea bags in a small pot over medium high heat. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and let steep until liquid cools to room temperature. Squeeze liquid form tea bags; discard tea bags.
- Pour 4 teaspoons passion syrup into a small glass, top with 1/2 cup prosecco. Garnish with a lemon twist. (Alternatively combine syrup and prosecco in a pitcher to make by the batch)
Serve 12 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
CALORIES 152; FAT 0g (sat 0g, mono 0g, poly 0g); PROTEIN 0g; CARB 19g; FIBER 0g; CHOL 0mg; IRON 0mg; SODIUM 1mg; CALC 3mg
Now this syrup has a cocktail life of its own: stir a teaspoon or two into a vodka and lemonade cocktail to add an extra layer of flavor. Or use it to mix up a mojito—the mint and bright sugar will be delicious with light rum, or you can just pair it with sparkling water and a wedge of lemon for a refreshing thirst quencher.
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