13 August 2014

Prosecco, Elderflower & Mint Cocktail



Like Prosecco? Oh yes me too and I loved the Hugo cocktail I tried at Pizza Express. 

I liked it so much I decided I had to recreate it.  It's not rocket science but it's very slurpable, so I thought I would share it with you along with my trip to Pizza Express in St Andrews.

I visited Pizza Express with my good buddies Stuart (Cakeyboi) and Genna (Blethering Boys). We were tasked with trying the Summer menu. It's sometimes tough being a food blogger!



We started with the most important order of the night, our cocktails. It was a good start to the night.

Then we went on to order some starters to share. 

  • Polenta Chips

Italian polenta with rosemary, twice baked and finished with Gran Moravia cheese, served with honey & mustard dressing.

These were great and I loved the dip they were served with. Very moreish.

  • Leggera Panzanella "PizzaExpress"

     

  • Bosco

Warm garlic mushrooms, baby mozzarella, avocado, roasted tomatoes, spinach, rocket, balsamic syrup, honey & mustard dressing, warm dough sticks

I did enjoy this one., but I don't think it needed the dough sticks. Mind you if you were having this as a main course you might be glad of them.

  • Leggera Superfood Salad

     

Baby spinach and seasonal mixed leaves, roasted butternut squash, beetroot, light baby mozzarella, avocado, pine kernels, cucumber, lentils and fresh basil finished with balsamic syrup.

This was a heavenly salad. When I go back I'll be ordering this as a main course and not sharing it at all. This is what a salad should be.


Pizza

So hard to choose which one to have. I went for the Caprina Rossa. Beetroot, goat’s cheese, red onion, garlic, tomato and mozzarella. Finished with Gran Moravia cheese, rocket and pesto, served with a wedge of fresh lemon. It was a good choice. I do like a pizza topped with rocket and this one was lovely thin and crisp. A good flavour combo.

Dessert

For dessert I selected off the Summer menu. I went for the lemon curd sorbet with blueberries, coulis and a chocolate straw. It was the perfect finish to the meal. Really refreshing, but not heavy. I am liking the summery fresh flavours on their new menu.

As much as we enjoyed the food, we also had great service from the friendly staff and had a good view of the restaurant, which was rather busy for a Wednesday night. It's obviously a popular place. Oh I do like people watching. Don't you?


After our meal we had a wee stroll round St Andrews. If you haven't been, you must make plans to visit. I love all the cobbles and the architecture, never mind all the interesting little shops.


Pizza Express St Andrews

St Andrews 111 South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9UH


01334 477109

 Check out Genna and Stuart's reviews of the evening 


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Prosecco, Elderflower & Mint Cocktail
A fresh summery cocktail for happy days.
Ingredients
  • 1-2 tbsp elderflower cordial
  • a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • a sprig of mint
  • a few ice cubes
  • a glass of prosecco
Instructions
1. Pour the elderflower cordial into a wine glass and top with a squeeze of lemon juice.2. Add ice cubes and a sprig of mint.3. Top with Prosecco and serve.4. Enjoy. Hic!
Details
Total time:
Yield: Makes 1 cocktail


Here are a few more pizza recipes for you to try with your cocktail:

Pizza Primavera - Franglais Kitchen
Homemade Wholemeal and Lentil Pizzas - Utterly Scrummy Food for Families
Puff Pizza with Pesto - Tinned Tomatoes
Banana, Caramel and Chocolate Dessert Pizza - A Glug of Oil

Disclosure: Pizza Express invited myself, Stuart and Genna to try the new Summer menu. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

20 comments:

  1. love the cocktail and the polenta chips

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  2. Okay. This looks AMAZING. I love elderflower. I love mint. I love prosecco. This is my dream cocktail!

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    1. This is definitely the cocktail for you then Kate :)

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  3. I looove elderflower, not sure I've ever had it in a cocktail but now I'm wondering why not?!

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    1. I thought that when I saw it on the menu too. Soooooo good!

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  4. I'm not a fan of elderflower usually, but if it has booze with it, then I think I could get on board :)

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    1. Haha, you sound a bit of a pushover when it comes to drinks Dannii. An easy date I am thinking.

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  5. It was a great night and that prosecco cocktail was amaze-balls! We got gifted a bottle of prosecco recently - must give this a try x

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    1. It was a great night Stuart, tasty food and drink and fab company.

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  6. Wonderful recipe! Would have a problem limiting myself to one, methinks!

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  7. I'm genuinely planning to visit St Andrews in the Autumn, it's where my God Daughter is studying. I know she loves it and suspect she's a big fan of the Pizza Express already

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    1. St Andrews is lovely Fiona. I am sure she will already be a fan. Give me a shout when you are up and I'll pop over to see you. It isn't far.

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  8. That cocktail sounds delicious. I'm a bit of a fan of sparkly elderflower. GG

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    1. I'm the same and always tempted by anything with elderflower.

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  9. That cocktail looks amazing! All the food looks great but I'm loving those polenta chips :)

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    1. Thanks Jan and yes the polenta chips are worth ordering.

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