Minty limoncello and grape cocktail
The first time I tasted limoncello, I was in love. I was so smitten I even invented a cocktail drink in its honor. This time, it’s Speedy’s turn to create something memorable with limoncello. It’s like an alcoholic lemonade without the tartness. Just sweet aromatic citrus cooled by fresh mint leaves. Then, the surprising contrast of whole sweet grapes. Serve cold and a hot summer afternoon becomes bearable.
Inspired by a cocktail drink concocted by Giada De Laurentiis, the original recipe contained whole fresh blueberries, not grapes. Blueberries are expensive and hard to find in this country, Speedy wanted to substitute strawberries but strawberries have disappeared from the market. Rainy reason has commenced and strawberries are no longer as plentiful as they were a month or two ago. But no worries. Grapes work. Wonderfully.
Everything here is “to taste” so add more or less of every ingredient depending on your preference.
- half bottle of limoncello, well chilled
- about 2 dozens seedless grapes
- a handful of fresh mint leaves, torn
- soda water
- Put the grapes in a pitcher.
- Pour in the limoncello and ice.
- Add the mint leaves.
- Pour in just enough soda water to make the alcoholic drink a bit milder.
- Stir and serve.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4 to 5