An Italian sparkling, white wine, and a worthy alternative to Champagne, Prosecco is particularly versatile. Served on its own or mixed with a range of colourful combinations, Prosecco forms a perfect cocktail. We offer the following suggestions for serving imaginative drinks to suit any occasion.
1. Prosecco Berry Royale
Combine one part crème de cassis with a tablespoon of lemon juice, adding three parts of Prosecco. Serve with blue berries affixed to a small shoot of thyme for a refreshingly fruity cocktail.
2. Rosy Prosecco
Simply pour one tablespoon of rose syrup into a full glass of Prosecco and allow it to slide to the bottom of the glass.
3. Cherry Prosecco Fizz
A Kirsch soaked cherry together with one tablespoon of Kirsch in the bottom of a glass, topped with one part Amaretto Disaronno and three parts of Prosecco provides a rich, cherry sparkling cocktail.
4. Sweet Floral Prosecco
A hibiscus flower combined with a teaspoon of its own syrup and then topped with Prosecco gives a wonderful raspberry and rhubarb flavour.
5. Ginger and Pear Yuletide Special
Immersing the rim of a Champagne flute in water, followed by a mix of one tablespoon of caster sugar and half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon gives a wonderful aroma of seasonal spices. Place one tablespoonful of ginger syrup into the glass and then top with equal proportions of both Prosecco and pear juice. Served with a slice of stem ginger, this cocktail provides an ideal drink for a Christmas get together.
6. Prosecco Flame
Four parts Prosecco combined with one part of any sweet vermouth – Martini Bianco, for example – one part Campari and topped with a slice of orange zest for a tangy, fruit cocktail.
7. Raspberry Prosecco Medley
One part raspberry liqueur with a fresh sprig of basil topped with four parts of Prosecco. Pour one part of raspberry liqueur into a champagne flute then add one sprig of fresh basil. Top with four parts Prosecco and serve.
8. Blackberry Prosecco Blush
Add a hint of sloe gin to a couple of blackberries and then fill glass with Prosecco for a delicious sparkling berry delight.
9 Clementine Prosecco Crush
Mix the juice from one clementine to one part of Cointreau and three parts Prosecco. Serve with slice of clementine with cloves and a rosemary spring to provide an alternative seasonal cocktail.
10. Elderberry Prosecco Surprise
Elderflower cordial, one part lemon juice and one part gin form the basis of this classic cocktail. Place these in a cocktail shaker, combine well and pour into a glass. Fill the glass with Prosecco and garnish with a slice of lemon and mint leaves.