This refreshing drink is ideal for toasting the start of summer. You can use any sparkling white wine, but we enjoy the crispness of Italian prosecco. Make the lemon syrup a day ahead, but stir in the wine just before serving so it doesn't lose its fizz.
Cooking Light JUNE 2008
1. Combine sugar and juice in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in rind. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids.
2. Combine lemon syrup and prosecco in a pitcher. Pour about 1/2 cup prosecco mixture into each of 12 Champagne flutes; garnish each serving with 3 raspberries. Serve immediately.
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