I’m often asked about the Prosecco in the name of this blog (and my now company) – simply put it’s a representation of joy and celebration. A gentle reminder to follow and nurture our bliss and celebrate, not just the extraordinary, but the seemingly ordinary moments in life as well. It serves a symbol for one of my greatest joys: travel, while conjuring memories of one of my favourite places: Italy.
Fruitier, lighter and less scary to open (it’s bottled at a lower pressure) than Champagne, it’s a humble representation of what I hope to inspire here.
And while it’s hard to imagine anything better than a crisp glass of Prosecco on a summers night. I may have something that comes pretty close: Prosecco Rose Popsicles. Lightly sweetened with grape juice and garnished with rose petals, the only unfavorable part of these Popsicles is waiting for the Prosecco to go flat!
1 cup white grape juice
1 cup cold, flat Prosecco
1/3 cup rose water
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
About 30 red rosebud petals, rinsed
In a large bowl, stir together the grape juice, Prosecco, rose water, and lemon juice. Fill Popsicle molds about one-half full. Drop two or three rose petals into each mold.
Fill all the way with the remaining Prosecco mixture and drop one or two more rose petals into each mold. Freeze for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer and insert sticks. Return to freezer and freeze until set, at least 8 hours or up to 1 week.
To unmold the pops, run hot water over the outsides of the molds for a few seconds, then gently pull the sticks.
Recipe adapted from What’s for Dinner? Delicious Recipes for a Busy Life by Curtis Stone.