Italian Sgroppino Cocktail Recipe

by | Cocktail Friday, Made


Polka Dot Bride

Mr Polka and I are all about local produce, especially when it comes to discovering local distillers doing amazing things. One of my favourite recent finds was the amazing Limoncello from Mornington Peninsula Based, Original Spirit Co. The team cut back on the sugar for this Limoncello (produced in small batches), so it has an amazing lemon flavour that seemed just the perfect addition to today’s Italian inspired Sgroppino.

The Sgroppino definitely falls into more of the dessert than cocktail camp, but with the tart lemon sweetness and unexpected bubbles of the Prosecco – it definitely is appropriate as a pre-dinner drink too.

I think a good, pure lemon sorbet is best for this cocktail – though the basic lemon sorbet we found at our local supermarket was very appropriate too. Some recipes call to blend all ingredients together, but for us, we wanted the soft peaks as part of the delicious experience. The addition of the tangy Limoncello really made this one a firm Summer favourite in our testing rounds!


  • Two Scoops Lemon Sorbet
  • 30ml  Limoncello
  • 30ml Vodka
  • 100ml Prosecco
  • Mint and lemon slices to garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, add Limoncello and vodka and shake until well combined
  2. Using a champagne coupe or glass, pour your vodka Limoncello mix
  3. Place two scoops of lemon sorbet into the glass
  4. Top with Prosecco
  5. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint.
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