While there's no end to the bottomless mimosas suddenly pouring out at brunches around town, Panzano has just introduced another sweet option: the Lychee Sparkler. Bartender Jodi Dolph created the concoction for an in-house contest that called for creating summertime drinks featuring Zonin Prosecco, the Italian sparkling wine. See also: Panzano reveals its delicious new digs
Lino Vitale, Prestigious Accounts Manager for Casa Vinicola Zonin, was in town to tout Zonin Prosecco and oversee the contest. Dolph's entree -- which was accompanied by a raw lychees as a visual aid -- took top honors over a half-dozen other contenders, and although it wasn't designed as a mimosa replacement, we think it works equally well at brunch or in the evening. Here's the recipe:
Lychee Sparkler 2 oounces Zonin Prosecco 1 ounce Soho Lychee liqueur 1/4 ounce ginger syrup squeeze of lemon lemon twist garnish
The Lychee Sparkler is now the featured drink at Panzano, where it costs $9. Sadly, it's not available in a bottomless deal. But you can get a glass of the Zonin Prosecco for $5 during happy hour, which runs from 2:30 to 6 p.m. seven days a week. (The rest of the time, it's $10.)
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