The "Sparkling Meyer" In Celebration of Independence Day

This Sparkling Meyer Lemon Cocktail hits the spot on a hot summer day and is the perfect drink for ladies night or a fellas get together. Get ready to double the recipe because once your guests get a taste of this refreshing citrus beverage, they'll definitely want seconds!  This sparkling cocktail is sure to please as you enjoy the day and night filled with fireworks. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup) Total:46 Minutes

Ingredients 1 cup water 1/3 cup sugar 1 rosemary sprig 1 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice, chilled (about 8 lemons) 1/3 cup chilled vodka 2 cups chilled prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled

Preparation

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a microwave-safe liquid measuring cup. Microwave at HIGH for 2 1/2 minutes; stir until sugar dissolves. Let stand 10 minutes; discard rosemary. Chill.

2. Combine sugar mixture, juice, vodka, and prosecco, stirring gently. Serve immediately.