4 Prosecco Cocktail Recipes For National Prosecco Day
4 Prosecco Cocktail Recipes
Celebrate National Prosecco Day
Our favourite day is here – national prosecco day. Even though we don’t need an excuse to enjoy a glass of the fizz stuff, this is the perfect day to pop the bubbly and gather your friends to share a drink. Stepping it up from straight prosecco, why not try your hand at creating some delicious prosecco cocktails this national prosecco day? From refreshing lemon flavours to rich royales, there’s something for every taste…
When is National Prosecco Day?
National Prosecco Day falls on August 13th, perfectly timed to enjoy a glass of fizz in the height of summer.
Where is Prosecco Made?
Prosecco originates from the small village of Prosecco within the province of Trieste, Italy. However, the Italian wine is now produced in nine different provinces across the country. It mostly comes in a sparkling or spumante style, but you can also get still and rose prosecco if that’s more to your taste. Make sure to look for the DOC label, which ensure your prosecco comes from a controlled origin area within the Italian regions for best quality. This makes sure your fizz comes straight from its source and spiritual home, in the same way that Champagne has to come from France.
How To Serve Prosecco?
There are some small tricks to pouring the perfect glass of prosecco to keep it fizzy and fresh for longer.
Tilt the bottle 45 degrees – tilting the bottle and pouring slowly will ensure the drink doesn’t over fizz.
Always serve chilled – make sure you let your bottle chill fully before you pop it open, and keep it in an ice bucket or fridge between top ups.
Enjoy after dinner – leaving a sweet aftertaste, prosecco is best enjoyed as a digestif with or after dessert.
4 Prosecco Cocktail Recipes
Whether you like your drinks strong, sweet or fruity - we've got ideas for everyone. Pop the bubbly and give these prosecco cocktail recipes a go.
#1 Kir Royale
While a Kir Royale is traditionally made with Champagne, we love substituting with prosecco for a crisper taste that perfectly complements the blackberry liqueur.
A delicious alcoholic dessert or mid-afternoon treat to enjoy on a hot day, you can’t go wrong with the combination of fizz and lemon sorbet. Traditionally served as a palette cleanser way back in 15th-century Venice, add this prosecco cocktail to your menu for a real feast.
1 scoop of lemon sorbet
Chopped fresh mint leaves
Pour the shot of vodka into your glass before adding a scoop of lemon sorbet
Top up with your prosecco, poured over the sorbet.
Add fresh mint leaves and enjoy with either a spoon or sipping once the sorbet have begun to dissolve.
#3 Aperol Spritz Slushy
The iconic Aperol spritz is the flavour of Italy, making the perfect cocktail to enjoy in the sun on a summers day as it instantly brings the taste of the Mediterranean to your tongue. But for something extra special to savour in the garden, try an Aperol spritz slushy. It’s like a grown up slush puppy and we can’t get enough.
Start ahead of time by ensuring you have plenty of ice. We like to make our own prosecco ice cubes to create a more luxurious, bubbly texture. Pour some prosecco into an ice cube tray and allow to freeze. Due to its alcohol content, the cubes defrost very quickly when you take them out of the freezer, but they’re perfect for creating a thicker slush.
In a blender, add 160ml of Aperol, along with the remaining prosecco, your prosecco ice cubes and plenty of normal ice.
Blend it all up until you have your desired thickness.
Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately with orange slices to garnish.
#4 English Garden
Full of classic British flavours, this English garden prosecco cocktail is super refreshing and delicious. Made with crisp fresh cucumber and sweet cloudy apple juice, the prosecco complements the different tastes perfectly. An ideal drink for garden parties or for people who like a fruitier beverage.
A handful of mint leaves
Ribbon slices of cucumber
25ml cloudy apple juice
25ml lemon juice
A drizzle of honey to taste
In a cocktail shaker, add some mint leaves and cucumber slices. Use a muddler to muddle them together.
Add the gin, lemon and apple juice, ice and a bit of honey for sweetness before shaking it all up.
Pour it into the glass then top up with prosecco before garnishing with the prettiest mint leaves.