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Strawberry Smash Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped hulled strawberries
  • 6 thin lemon slices
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 750- ml bottle chilled Prosecco

Instructions

  • Stir sugar and 1/2 cup water in heavy small saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and bring to boil. Cool syrup.
  • Divide strawberries among six 6- to 8-ounce glasses; add 1 tablespoon of syrup to each and mash with the handle of wooden spoon or such. Add lemon slice to each and mash to release flavor. Add several ice cubes to each glass, then fill with Prosecco.