Prosecco is a sparkling white wine made only in specific provinces of northeastern Italy. All Prosecco wines are made primarily from the Glera grape, a native variety with origins in the lovely village of Prosecco, near Trieste.
All of my father’s family comes from this region of Italy, and I feel like I have a deep connection with this “Italian champagne”. And now, with the addition of a little pear and citrus, The Sparkling Portofino has become my favorite new summer cocktail. It’s so glamorous and refreshing!
And, I love that they have these adorable set of “go-anywhere” flutes available for a limited time that epitomize effortless summer fun. These unbreakable flutes are perfect for poolside or beachside with their gorgeous floral design and are the perfect complement to those sun-soaked get-togethers that define the summer months. The limited edition flutes by Ruffino and Govino are available on Amazon. They make a really fun hostess gift too! Sharing this recipe with you all...
The Sparkling Portofino
16 oz chilled Ruffino Prosecco
4 oz pear nectar (or pear juice)
4 strips of orange zest
4 strips of lemon zest
Place two strips of zest into the bottom of each flute
Pour pear nectar into flute, filling 1/3 full
Top off with Ruffino Prosecco
Makes four cocktails