My husband says that wine cocktails make him think of episodes of Real Housewives. When I told him about this recipe, I think he pictured me lounging on the back deck, throwing back a few glasses, getting a foot massage and enjoying a gourmet lunch prepared by a personal chef. (Where the kids were in this imaginary scenario, I have no idea.)
Now, don't misunderstand. If I get the opportunity to experience the above scenario, I will thoroughly enjoy it and not feel the least bit bad about it. Until then, I'll be sipping one of these after I collapse on the couch at the end of the night. Of course, being the classy woman I am, I'll be wearing my sweatpants and binge watching Friends on Netflix.
And you know what? That sounds like a pretty good night to me.
Prosecco + Grapefruit Cocktail
Yields 2 drinks
1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
5-6 sprigs fresh thyme (plus more for garnish)
1 Tablespoon honey
Tear the thyme leaves off the stem and add to a cocktail shaker with the grapefruit juice, honey and a handful of ice. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
Strain evenly into two glasses and top with Prosecco to taste. Stir gently if needed. Add a sprig of thyme for garnish. Serve and enjoy!