Vodka, Limoncello, and Prosecco Sangria

An absolutely perfect change for summer, this Vodka, Limoncello, and Prosecco Sangria with Raspberries is light, cold and so refreshing! For all the combinations of wine, liquors and liqueurs that I love I’ve never been particularly fond of Red Wine Sangria. I think I had some once that had a wine that was too heavy or the entire batch was too heavily spiced. Then one day several years ago I discovered a recipe by Bobby Flay for a White Peach Sangria and it was a revelation. Lighter, more fruit forward and with the fruits of summer, the perfect cocktail for having friends over for a summer barbecue.

 Vodka, Limoncello, and Prosecco Sangria

Ingredients
  • 3 oranges
  • 3 limes
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 cups ice
  • 10 ounces frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup Limoncello
  • 1 bottle of Prosecco, chilled
Directions
  • Juice 2 oranges, 2 limes and 1 lemon to measure approximately 1/2 cup of juice. Combine the citrus juices and the sugar in a saucepan and warm over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Cool.
  • Thinly slice the remaining orange, lime and lemon.
  • In a large pitcher, combine the ice, citrus slices, raspberries, vodka and Limoncello and stir.
  • Top with Prosecco; stir gently and serve; garnish with fruit if desired.