Very Berry Prosecco Cocktail

Very Berry Prosecco Cocktail

I am guilty of thinking a signature drink makes a party.  Remember this FUN drink from Nicole’s birthday party.  We were supposed to color our aprons, but was having so much fun chatting about the birthday drink, the aprons never saw a marker…haha.

A couple weeks ago, I hosted a combo party…Stella & Dot and Wine Decadence.  Talk about the perfect combination – jewelry and wine!!  Obviously I wanted a signature drink (insert sassy hand blonde emoji) and I wanted it to center around the Piccini Prosecco from the Wine Decadence line.  But, I wanted it to be EASY…time was of the essence!!

After a quick Pinterest search, I found the perfect cocktail.  I changed a little bit of it to make it my own, but it stems from the one found on Unexpected Elegance.

It was so delicious I made it again for a small 4th of July party we hosted here at the house.  I added the red white and blue straws for some patriotism!!

How yummy does this look?!?!

Very Berry Prosecco Cocktail

Ingredients

Fresh Raspberries and Blackberries

Simple Syrup (homemade or store bought)

One bottle of Piccini Prosecco

Mint (from my neighbor’s garden!! Thank you Kathy!!)

Ice

Very Berry Prosecco Cocktail

This is my favorite Prosecco…I use it for Mimosas too!!

Very Berry Prosecco Cocktail

Directions

Muddle the berries

Add Simple Syrup (**see homemade directions below**) and ice to the muddled berries, shake well to ensure everything is combined well

Feel free to add non-muddled berries to the glass for presentation

Pour the berry syrup over the non-muddled berries to fill the glass 1/3 full and then add the Piccini Prosecco to top the glass off

Top it off with fresh mint

DELISH!!

**We usually make our own Simple Syrup only because we don’t have the store bought bottle on hand.  Super simple – 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, bring to a boil, remove from the heat, stir, let cool.  Chill in the fridge until ready to use. **

Very Berry Prosecco Cocktail

I don’t have a muddler so I used what was on hand and it is one of the kids mini rolling pin and it worked perfectly.  If it hadn’t been a hectic day, I would have let the kids help with this step…so fun!!

Very Berry Prosecco Cocktail

ta da…muddled berries

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The drink is truly very SIMPLE to make and sets the stage for any Spring or Summer party you’re hosting.  Will you try it!?!  And if so, please send me a text or tag me…I would LOVE to see!!

If you are interested in ordering wine from Ali or want to host a party (lots of tastings and SO. MUCH. FUN.) contact Ali via email – winedecadencebyali@gmail.com

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Friday Favorite – Local Etsy Shop

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I buy A LOT of things from Etsy shops, most of y’all know that.  I have always loved the concept behind Etsy – unique, home or handmade and excellent customer service.  Then, a couple of years ago, I learned that we have a local Etsy shop owner here in Southern Maryland – TCFashions in California, MD.

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Erin House, owner of TCFashions, is so incredibly professional and WONDERFUL to work with (she has a perfect rating…5 stars from 359 customers…WHAAAATTTT?!?!).  You have seen me in one of her infinity scarves here and here, rocking her clutch here and here and now, I will always utilize her wet bags when I travel.

I have had the same two ThirtyOne travel bags for a couple years and one bit the bullet.

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I took at look at Erin’s Etsy Shop and fell in love with the Blue and Pink Floral fabric.  Her wet bags are lined for easy clean up and actually a bit bigger than my original bags…PERFECT!!

How adorable are the tags and rope tie??  You can tell Erin puts her personal touch on each of her items.  I also love that there is a handle on each bag…my plan is to hang the bags from hotel hooks for convenience.

I use one bag for hair brushes and products and the other one for face products and it works perfectly for travel.

But, make sure you check out her store…there are SO MANY awesome products – gorgeous camera straps, Mommy and Me Toiletry Bags (gahhhhhhh), Father and Son Dobb Kits, GREAT Summer patterns on clutches and of course amazingly functional wet bags like mine!!

Let me know your thoughts on My Friday Favorites in Southern Maryland series.  I have a couple businesses lined up but I’d love to hear what you would like me to feature 🙂

 

 

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Friday Favorites Coming Tomorrow

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I am so excited to begin a new series called “My Friday Favorites in Southern Maryland” beginning tomorrow!!  This is something I have wanted to do since the start of my blog and it is finally coming together.

When I chose the name of my blog to include Breton Bay, the thought behind it was to capture the beauty and specialness of the place I am lucky enough to call home.

My plan is to showcase places and businesses located in Southern Maryland.  To those that live here, close by or visit, we have so many incredible places, events and restaurants that are unique to HERE and I want to expose that!!  Tomorrow I am beginning with Scarborough Flower Farm…one of my favorites places on earth.

I hope you enjoy this series as much I know I will!!

Thank you to MBPhotography for my logo 🙂