last saturday afternoon it was gloomy and cold (did you know tomorrow is the first day of summer? i sure didn't), so i decided to surprise jon when he came home from work, stepford-wife style: with a cheese board and some champagne cocktails.
this strawberry-prosecco concoction is the essence of warm breezes and blue skies. almost enough to make it feel like spring.
the strawberry muddle
adapted from bon appetit, july 2009
1 1/2 cups chopped hulled strawberries
6 tbsp. agave nectar or simple syrup
6 thin lemon slices
1 750-ml bottle chilled prosecco
divide strawberries among six glasses; add 1 tbsp. agave to each and mash with a spoon. add lemon slice to each and mash to release juice. add several ice cubes to each glass, then fill with prosecco. cheers!