Lilac Lemon Prosecco Fizz
About this Recipe
By: Morgana Jane
This is absolutely a perfect patio cocktail. Out on the deck on a warm, sunny day – this, right here, is what you need in your hand.
Cocktail or Mocktail – both are divinely refreshing.
- 1 bottle Prosecco (substitute San Pellegrino for a mocktail!)
- 1 lemon, cut into thin wheels
- 1/4 c pomegranate arils
- 2 c white sugar
- 2 c water
- 1 heaping cup lilac flowers
(flowers only – all stems removed)
Step by Step Instructions
The infusion below lends a very subtle essence of lilac to the syrup. You can bump it up a bit by letting the lilacs steep for about an hour before you strain the syrup. It’s still quite subtle, but giving it extra time to steep does seem to round out the flavor.
Add the sugar to the water in a heavy pot and bring to a boil.
Add the lilacs and boil for 3 minutes, then lower the heat to a simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and let the syrup steep for about 15 minutes, then strain lilacs from the syrup and pour it into a glass bottle. Be sure to use the back of a spoon to press all the liquid from the blossoms. Let the syrup cool a bit before you make your cocktails (or mocktails!)
When the syrup has cooled fill 4 large wine glasses (any glass will do) with ice. Add 6 oz of prosecco (or San Pelligrino) to each glass. Slide a lemon wheel down the side of the glass so that the wheel is between the side of the glass and the ice and gently press the wheel using the back of a spoon to release a little juice.
Add 1 oz of Lilac Syrup to the mix and stir gently. Drizzle a tsp of grenadine over top and garnish with pomegranate arils and fresh lilac blooms – then sit back and enjoy this delightfully refreshing beverage!