Girls' Night In — March 18, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Girls’ Night in: Cheese & Prosecco

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This month, we loved hunkering down for a Thursday night in with a bottle of Prosecco and plenty of cheese in front of the TV. After the Oscars, all we could think about were this year’s movies that we missed out on. After hearing all the hype surrounding the film Spotlight, we had to give it a go.

We popped open a bottle of Santa Margherita‘s Prosecco Superiore, a dry, crisp sparkling wine that we instantly fell in love with. Plus, it’s extremely affordable at just $21 a bottle. We had the DOCG “52” Extra Dry Prosecco, which paired perfectly with our happy hour snacks, but for those of you looking for something less dry, or even less bubbly, Santa Margherita has plenty of other options, like their classic DOCG Brut or one of their many semi-sparkling wines.

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So what cheese did we pair with these lean, mean, bottle of bubbly? As fans of Alouette, we knew they’d be up to the pairing challenge. After trying Le Petite Fromage for the first time for 4th of July entertaining, we knew we could count on these little packets to pack a punch of flavor without adding on unnecessary calories (only 40 cals each!). Plus, they come in a variety of flavors like Parmesan & Herb and Cucumber & Dill. But what we really loved with this Prosecco was the Creme de Brie. Everyone loves brie, but this one is so smooth and creamy, you can dip your chips right into the container and glom the cheese on without the need of a knife. One less step to getting cheese in your belly! We had their original flavor, but it also comes in Smoky Bourbon and Garlic & Herbs.

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All of these tasty treats with Spotlight on in the background (which was great, by the way) made for the perfect night in. If you want to see for yourself, you can even whip up a movie-worthy cocktail using your Prosecco:

Star Studded Raspberry Lemonade

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  • 1 Bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore
  • 1/8 Cup Sugar
  • 1/8 Cup Lemon Sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon Lemon Rind, Grated
  • 1 Cup Mashed Raspberries

Combine sugar and juice in a small saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon rind and ½ cup of mashed raspberries. Combine mixture and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore in pitcher. Sprinkle remaining raspberries among the glasses.

Twisted Talk: When’s the last time you had a girls’ night in? What do you eat and drink during your festivities? Discuss below!

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