August 31, 2022 by Anna-Bet Stemmet
What is a festive occasion without Prosecco cocktails in the mix? Not sparkly enough, friend! When life gives you and your crew cause for celebration, it’s time to get bubbly. To help you serve up some clinking good times we’ve rounded up ten of the most amazing drinks you can make with Prosecco. Here you go!
Drinks made with Prosecco seldom get any more iconic than the picture-perfect Bellini. This simple summer-loving cocktail is super simple to make, perfect when hosting friends and family for brunch or lazy afternoons by the pool. This fruity fizz is a delicious alternative to a Mimosa, and an absolute must-make when peaches are in season—May through late September.
We love using Cinzano Prosecco D.O.C for drinks like these. Fresh, fizzy and fruity, with flavors reminiscent of apple and pear, it has a sweet scent and soft mouth feel that is just gorgeous in a cocktail.
2. The Hugo Spritz
As Prosecco-based cocktails go, The Hugo is a crowd-pleaser of note. Invented in Northern Italy in 2005, this Italian cocktail might be relatively new to the scene. But, in our books, this summer sipper is right on-trend. Made with only three ingredients, it’s simple to make as a batch for easy hosting – great for when the whole crew is coming over to celebrate.
3. Negroni Sbagliatio
If you adore cocktails with Prosecco, you’ve got to try the Negroni Sbagliatio! The ‘broken’ sidekick of the traditional Negroni, this sparkly cocktail follows the same drinks format for the first two ingredients, but then strays off course to become something deliciously different. Where the original calls for Campari, sweet vermouth, and gin, the sparkly version combines 1.5 oz Campari, 1.5 oz sweet vermouth, and 1.5 oz Prosecco. Sbagliatio might mean ‘mistaken’ in Italian, but this is a quite delicious mistake in our opinion.
4. Aperol Spritz
As a Prosecco mixed drink, the Aperol Spritz is an entire mood. Aperol is a slightly smoother alternative to Campari and is sweeter and more balanced. It has intense flavors of sweet and zesty orange, tart rhubarb, bitter cinchona, and the woody earthiness of gentian. Combined with Prosecco and club soda, it’s a tasty manifestation of the Italian way of life, deeply rooted in their love for slow living.
5. Prosecco Margarita
Recipes with Prosecco do not have to be complicated to be delicious. Take the Prosecco Margarita for instance. Combining 1.5 oz Espolòn Blanco Tequila, 2 oz fresh lime juice, 0.5 oz Grand Marnier, half a teaspoon of agave syrup, and 4 oz Prosecco, it’s undoubtedly tasty and pairs well with eats like shrimp tacos or stuffed, roasted peppers.
6. Pornstar Martini
No list of Prosecco cocktail recipes would be complete without the Pornstar Martini – the sweet, passionfruit-based cocktail that is always guaranteed to lift a few eyebrows. The now-famous cocktail was created in the early 2000s by Capetonian bartender Douglas Ankrah, who decided to blend three of the most popular flavors of the moment—vodka, Prosecco, and passionfruit—into one drink. It was given its provocative name due to the fact that it was inspired by the perfume of a lady entertainer at a gentlemen’s club.
7. Pink French 75
This pretty pink drink combines 1 oz dry gin, 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice, 0.75 oz simple syrup, and 3 oz rose Prosecco into a delightful riff on the classic French 75. Just lovely for everything from bachelorette parties to weddings, and more!
We adore a zesty-sweet limoncello, and this lovely cocktail really allows the flavors of the lemon-based liqueur to shine. It combines 2 oz limoncello with 3 oz Prosecco, and 1 oz club soda, served on ice, and garnished with mint and lemon rounds.
We love using Riccadonna Prosecco D.O.C. which brings a beautiful balance to this drink thanks to its fruity flavors that include notes of green apple, honeydew melon, pear, and honeysuckle.
9. Kir Royale
One of the easiest cocktails with Prosecco you can possibly pour, the Kir Royale, also referred to as the French Champagne cocktail, only calls for two ingredients, namely blackcurrant liqueur, and Prosecco. Best of all, you don’t really need to measure out the ingredients of this drink – you can eyeball it by color and take a sip to adjust it according to your taste (or that of your guests).
10. Pink Gin Fizz
Yes, another pink drink – gotta love a bit of blush! This refreshing cocktail combines 1 oz gin, 0.5 oz simple syrup, 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice, topped off with pink Prosecco to create a tall, elegant drink that is sensational to sip at any festive occasion.
There you have it – ten of the very best Prosecco cocktails you’ve got to try at home. Happy clinking! May all your festive celebrations be sparkly and delicious.