Lychee Sparkler Sparkles as the Featured Drink at Panzano

Categories: Booze

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.

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The naked lychee nut.
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.)

Lino Vitale, Jodi Dolph, Panzano GM Matt Snyder.

Location Info


909 17th St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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