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Strawberry Limoncello Sparkler

A sparkling cocktail made with tart limoncello and sweet strawberry syrup.

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In my youth, I used to dream about being a professional cocktail shaker. I’d picture myself behind the bar muddling mint and juggling bottles of rum. I wanted to be one of those girls in a tight tank top and cowgirl boots yehawing on top of the bar while pouring shots into the faces of college students. As you can see, my aspirations were high back then.

I no longer dream about dancing on top of a bar while juggling liquor bottles. My dreams are a bit more subdued these days. Now, I prefer to mix up a good cocktail in the comforts of my own home. I may not be on top of a bar, but I still give my booty a good jiggle while I shake up my cocktails. You should give it a try some time; it’s really fun.

When my friend Heidi contacted me about her new line of Not So Simple Syrups, I was ready with my martini glass. Not So Simple Syrup is company dedicated to bringing the art of cocktail shaking into the comforts of your own kitchen. While we all enjoy a night out on the town, sometimes life doesn’t always allow for it. Heidi, the Founder and Chief Taste Tester of Not So Simple Syrup, has you covered and is bringing the bar to you with her unique flavors of simple syrups.

There are no limitations when it comes to creating cocktails. If you can dream it, you can shake it. With flavors like mint, strawberry, lemon, orange, and blackberry, the possibilities are endless.

Not So Simple Syrup prides itself on using high quality ingredients to make their all-natural syrups. Every batch is personally taste tested by Heidi to ensure you’re getting the best syrup every time.

I love a good bottle of bubbly prosecco. It’s slightly dry, slightly sweet, and full of bubbles. As soon as I received my syrup samples, I knew that I was going to make a cocktail using my favorite bottle of bubbly.

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I call this cocktail a strawberry limoncello sparkler. It’s tart, sweet, and bubbly.

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This cocktail is super easy to make. Add a few frozen strawberries to the bottom of your champagne flute, 1/2 tablespoon of limoncello, and 1 teaspoon of strawberry Not So Simple Syrup. Top with prosecco. That’s it. It’s that simple.

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The frozen strawberries look elegant and keep the processo nice and cold while you’re sipping.

Want to whip up your own cocktail using Not So Simple Syrup? Enter for a chance to win a Not So Simple Syrup gift basket.

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The basket includes:

    • Two full-size bottles of Not So Simple Syrup
    • Two stemless wine glasses
    • One bar towel
    • One cocktail muddler

***This giveaway is good for one Not So Simple Syrup gift basket, including free shipping right to your door. This giveaway is for U.S. residents only. The winner will be chosen at random draw. I will notify the winner by email and that person will have 3 days to respond before another winner is chosen. 

Strawberry Limoncello Sparkler
 
Author:
Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • ½ tablespoon limoncello
  • 1 teaspoon Strawberry Not So Simple Syrup (or other flavored simple syrup)
  • Prosecco
Instructions
  1. Add a few frozen strawberries to the bottom of your champagne flute. Add limoncello and simple syrup. Top with prosecco.

Disclaimer: I received samples of syrup to test from Not So Simple Syrup. I was not compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

   

47 Responses to “Strawberry Limoncello Sparkler”

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    CCU — October 7, 2013 at 6:17 am

    You are being professional enough with this gorgeous drink :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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    • Jennie replied October 9th, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Thanks, Uru!

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — October 7, 2013 at 7:34 am

    I love Prosecco so this is a perfect use for those syrups. Wasn’t it so much fun playing with them? And, I see no reason why you can’t, at least, jump up on your couch when you’re shaking up the drinks. ;)

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    • Jennie replied October 9th, 2013 at 8:41 am

      Now I’m going to hop up on my couch every time I shake up a drink. I really enjoyed creating cocktails with Heidi’s syrups. They’re so good.

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — October 7, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Very pretty drink!

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    • Jennie replied October 9th, 2013 at 8:42 am

      Thanks, Dorothy.

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    Heather — October 7, 2013 at 10:17 am

    This looks absolutely delicious. I would like to try the blackberry one and make a bellini.

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    • Jennie replied October 9th, 2013 at 8:46 am

      Thanks, Heather. Blackberry is a great choice. Good luck!

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    Shelly — October 7, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I’d love to try the strawberry or lemon!

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    Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies — October 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I LOVE limoncello! This cocktail looks so elegant, and yet so delicious. And that Strawberry Simple Syrup looks like it would have so many wonderful applications. Yum!

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    • Jennie replied October 9th, 2013 at 8:47 am

      Thanks, Jamie. I love using the syrup with club soda to make homemade soda.

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    Cynthia Klinowski — October 7, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    This is a new product for me and I would love to try the strawberry and orange flavors. I can’t wait to find it and try it. Thank you!

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    • Jennie replied October 9th, 2013 at 8:47 am

      Thanks for visiting, Cynthia. You’ll love these syrups. Good luck!

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    Iliana R — October 7, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I would love to try the lemon flavor!

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    Jenny — October 7, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I’d like the strawberry for sure!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — October 7, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Beautiful cocktail, girl! This is right up my alley. It looks so refreshing and I just adore Limoncello. Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

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    • Jennie replied October 9th, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Thanks, Stacy!

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    Vicky — October 8, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I’d love to try the lemon!

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    Kristina — October 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

    HAHA! I am still laughing about you pouring shots in college kids mouths…

    Gorgeous cocktails lady! I can bake… cook… but I canNOT make drinks. Im terrible. Its pathetic.

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    • Jennie replied October 9th, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Lol. Thanks, Kristina. Come on over to my house. I’ll make the cocktails, you bring the baked goods.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — October 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    This is my absolute favorite cocktail ever! There’s nothing better than limoncello and Prosecco, but with berries in the mix it’s irresistible! Cheers!

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    • Jennie replied October 9th, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Prosecco is my favorite bubbly beverage. Add limoncello, and it’s irresistable. Thanks, Georgia!

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    Susan — October 8, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    So simple but elegant, really brings a little some extra to a glass of prosecco!

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    • Jennie replied October 9th, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Thanks, Susan!

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    Mahdi Martin — October 9, 2013 at 5:05 am

    I would love to try the strawberry and/or lemon flavor!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — October 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

    My wedding anniversary is in a few weeks and I think these would make the perfect toasting drink!

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    Jenn and Seth — October 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    looks so elegant and refreshing! love it!!

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    Liz — October 9, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    What a gorgeous cocktail, Jennie! I have some Not So Simple Syrup in my fridge and now wish I didn’t give away the last of my limoncello!

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    Adri — October 10, 2013 at 1:48 am

    What a wonderfully elegant drink!

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    AmyM — October 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Yum! I’d love to try the mint, strawberry AND the orange!

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    Frances — October 10, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Yum, strawberry would be fantastic! Mint too!

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    Kristi P — October 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I would love to try the strawberry syrup!

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    Barbara Mc — October 12, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Beautiful, I would love to try these syrups, thank you for the give away!

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    Christine — October 12, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Alcohol and strawberries. Absolut perfection!! Gimme some syrup!! Lol

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    Sandy Headtke — October 12, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Want to try them all, but I would probably use lemon the most

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    Amanda Peterson — October 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    The strawberry would be fun to try!

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    kelly — October 17, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    can’t wait to try this sparkler!

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    Food to Fitness — November 22, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Looks amazing and great pics. Will definitely try this out.

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    • Jennie replied November 25th, 2013 at 9:42 am

      Thank you so much!

      Reply

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