February 2, 2022

Raspberry Rose Sgroppino

Raspberry Rose Sgroppino

Whether you're a Valentine's Day lover or not, one thing is for sure... a good cocktail is always a yes and specially on a day that's all about loving those around us!

This special cocktail is great for your intimate dinner with your significant other or to cheers with your friends. Our take on a classic Sgroppnio includes vodka, Prosecco, a ginger liqueur, lemon juice, rose water and sorbet. Yep you heard that right! Sorbet in a drink? YES. We like to drink our dessert around here sometimes and well, so should you.

What is Sgroppino?

Italian cocktails are so popular right now with Negroni's and Aperol Spritz's being all over our social media and for good reason, but have you heard of Sgroppino? This Italian cocktail is traditionally made with just Prosecco, vodka and lemon sorbet but we like to make things a little fancier around here so you'll noticed we swapped the lemon sorbet for raspberry and added ginger liqueur and a few drops of rose water.

Sgroppino was invented in Venetian, originally as a palate cleanser but has now become a great cocktail to sip on as a dessert as well.

Ingredients for Raspberry Rose Sgroppino

Making this raspberry rose sgroppino is extremely easy and only requires a few ingredients. Here's what you need:

  • Prosecco: Prosecco is the obvious choice here. While you can elect to use any champagne/sparkling wine for this cocktail, to be a true Sgroppino, you need to feature an Italian sparkling wine. We used a Rosé Prosecco but just make sure it's not too sweet.
  • Sorbet: We like to use a dairy-free raspberry sorbet to avoid getting a creamy consistency.
  • Rose water: Rose water, which is most commonly used in Middle-eastern and Indian cooking, is a creative way to bring a nice floral flavor to a recipe. The key to using rose water correctly is by using the “less is more” motto. Trust me, you will always prefer to use too little than too much. You can very easily take a recipe from tasting like a nice floral honey to tasting like perfume… If you have it available try using an eyedropper or syringe. When looking for rose water in grocery stores, it is usually near most of the Middle-eastern ingredients
  • Vodka: We use vodka to help restore the alcoholic-potency of the drink that is typically lost in drinks like mimosas. After a few of these, you will be feeling good!
  • Ginger Liqueur: Our favorite ginger liqueur is Domaine de Canton, so we use that. If you have one you prefer, by all means.
  • Lemon Juice: Adding a splash of lemon juice makes the other flavors in the drink pop. When we first made the drink, we made it without the lemon juice and we agreed that it just needed something. After adding a splash of lemon juice, the drink was completely different and packed the flavor punch we were looking for. It’s amazing what a little lemon juice can due to brighten a recipe.

This truly is the perfect Valentine's Day cocktail AND dessert!


Raspberry Rose Sgroppino

This raspberry rose sgroppino is refreshing, sweet, fruity and floral. It acts both as your cocktail and dessert! It's made with vodka, Prosecco, a ginger liqueur, lemon juice, rose water and a raspberry sorbet. Perfect for any special occasion.















  • 3 ounces of Prosecco
  • 2 ounces of raspberry sorbet
  • ½ teaspoon (or 3 drops) of rose water
  • ¾ ounce of vodka
  • ½ ounce ginger liqueur
  • ¼ ounce of fresh squeezed lemon juice


  1. Start by adding two small scoops (about 1 ounce each), of raspberry sorbet into a champagne flute.
  2. Add the vodka, ginger liqueur and lemon juice and swirl slightly to mix.
  3. Pour about 1-2 ounces of prosecco into the flute and mix to continue to dissolve the sorbet.
  4. Once the bubbling slows and the foam goes down, add the rest of the prosecco, followed by the rose water.


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