Prosecco and cocktails are a match made in heaven.
The Italian sparkling wine is perfect for cocktails as its light, floral and fruity character is an ideal pairing to cocktails and their ingredients. Its certainly our favourite for most cocktails as some of the other sparkling varieties – namely Champagne, Crémant or Cava – don’t have the same blank canvas for budding mixologists to work from.
We teamed up with the guys from The Cocktail Society (thecocktailsociety.uk) to put together a selection of easy prosecco cocktails for you to make at home.
The cocktails we have selected below were picked because they are more unusual than the typical cocktails you might find if you search for easy Prosecco cocktails online. We have picked flavour pairings such as figs, non-alcohol aperitif and cucumber.
In essence though, sparkling cocktails are the perfect option for the home bartender who likes to get creative. Simply pair flavours you like and add the bubbly. There are a vast number of liqueurs available with every flavour imaginable and the vast majority of them will work really well in cocktails.
Lyres Italian Spritz
Lyres Italian Spritz is a non-alcoholic aperitif. Now it may seem counterintuitive to add a non-alcoholic spirit to alcoholic prosecco but stay with us. We have found the flavour of the Italian Spritz works in perfect harmony with the delicate prosecco and keeps the ABV down versus using an alcoholic aperitif. A tasty alternative to the Aperol Spritz!
Ingredients in A Lyres Italian Spritz
- 50ml Lyres Italian Spritz Aperitif
- 100ml Prosecco
- Top Soda
How To Make a Lyres Italian Spritz
Take a wine glass, goblet or flute (we prefer a wine glass) and fill with cubed ice. Add a 50ml measure of Lyres Italian Spritz, 100ml Prosecco of your choice and the top with soda. Garnish with an orange slice
In our opinion, two of Italy’s finest creations are brought together in this deliciously, light and summery cocktail. Limoncello for the uninitiated is an Italian digestif liqueur made with lemons. We have found that it works so well with cocktails and in particular prosecco cocktails. The complementary fruity and floral flavours of Prosecco work so well with the lemony and fresh bite of Limoncello
Ingredients in A Limoncello Fizz
- 12.5ml Limoncello
- 7.5ml Fresh Lemon Juice
- 100ml Prosecco
How To Make a Limoncello Fizz
Take a coup or martini glass and fill with cubed ice and water to chill down. Once the glass is nice and chilled, discard the ice and water and add the limoncello, lemon juice and top with half the prosecco. Give a gentle stir to mix the ingredients. Then top with the remainder of the prosecco.
The Figgy Sparkler is an unusual cocktail but its really very delicious. Figs are lovely fruits that have a beautiful sweet, honeyed flavour that works really well in a prosecco cocktail. Now Fig Liqueur is easy to come by then you would imagine, and a quick search online will find you plenty of fig liqueurs, we really like Esprit de Figures which is an absolute winner in our Figgy Sparkler.
Ingredients in a Figgy Sparkler
- 25ml Esprit De Figues
- 100ml Prosecco
How to Make a Figgy Sparkler
Take a flute and add 25ml of Esprit De figures. Top up with Prosecco, approximately 100ml. Garnish with a fig segment (if you have one!)
Cucumber Gin Spritz
Another lovely flavour combination is that of cucumber and prosecco. The light touch of cucumber goes remarkably well with the sparkling wine. We love to use Hendricks Gin as well to add somebody to the cocktail. Gin’s botanicals are a great flavour match also and overall make this a quaffable prosecco cocktail full of character.
Ingredients in a Cucumber Gin Spritz
- 12.5ml Hendricks Gin
- 5ml Sugar Syrup
- Top Prosecco
How To Make a Cucumber Gin Spritz
Take a cucumber and cut some slices from it and pop into your champagne flute. Add 12.5ml of Hendricks Gin, a dash of sugar syrup and top with Prosecco.
Of all of the many Negroni riffs and variations that have been created, the Negroni Sbagliato is definitely one of our favourites. It’s a sort of Aperol Spritz/Negroni hybrid and its delicious. Easy drinking, refreshing and with bags of flavour it’s a really lovely summer cocktail. Its important to note that the flavour profile of the Negroni is one that is quite bitter so its not for every palate. Those that love the Negroni though, swear by them. Another interesting fact is that sbagliato in Italian means “wrong” or “messed up” so you’ll be drinking a messed up negroni….in our opinion this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Ingredients in a Negroni Sbagliato
- 25ml Campari
- 25ml Sweet Vermouth
- 25ml Prosecco (or more to taste)
How To Make a Negroni Sbagliato
Take rocks glass and add cubed ice. Add 25ml of Campari and 25ml of sweet vermouth. Add 25ml or more of Prosecco (this is down to your personal preference) Garnish with an orange slice.
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