10 of the Best: Prosecco Recipes to Celebrate National Prosecco DayBy Francesca Brooking
National Prosecco Day has landed (Tuesday 13th August) and to celebrate the nation’s favourite tipple we’ve put together a roundup of the best prosecco cocktail recipes to drink at home. From full-bodied flavour to light summer notes and even an elegant alcohol-free version, it’s time to try prosecco with a twist:
The Brockmans French 75
The Brockmans French 75 is a contemporary sparkling twist on the classic French 75. A perfect accompaniment to prosecco, Brockmans 75 gin has elegant berry and citrus notes that create a balanced and sophisticated cocktail.
– 50ml Brockmans Gin
– 25ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
– 15ml Sugar syrup
– Twist of lemon zest to garnish
Shake the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup with ice. Strain into a champagne flute and top with Prosecco. Garnish with a twist of lemon zest and serve.
This Prosecco Day, get creative with your favourite glass of fizz by adding a drop of Cranes Cranberry & Orange Liqueur to the mix. Handcrafted in Cambridge, this award-winningly smooth liqueur is made from natural ingredients, with over 115 cranberries going into each 50cl bottle.
– 1 Part Cranes Liqueur
– 4 Parts Prosecco
Chill a champagne flute (either in the fridge or with ice). Pour 4 parts Prosecco into your chilled glass. Add 1 part Cranes Cranberry & Blood Orange Liqueur to the top of your glass then stir and serve.
Cup DOC Cocktail
In celebration of National Prosecco Day, talented bartenders Alessandro Geraci of The Chiltern Firehouse and Gaspare Di Carlo of Sky Garden have concocted three sensational Prosecco DOC cocktails which you can recreate at home. The first, Cup DOC Cocktail is a magical mix of citrus tang and sea salt that gives your prosecco glass a rich depth of flavour.
– 30ml Italicus Liqueur
– 15ml Grapefruit juice
– Pinch of sea salt
– Mionetto Prosecco DOC Brut Treviso
Combine all ingredients together except the Prosecco. Pour into a tall glass over ice and top up with Mionetto Prosecco Doc Brut Treviso.
Alessandro Geraci and Gaspare Di Carlo return with an icy twist to the fizzy tipple. Made with citrus sorbet and Italian vodka, it brings a taste of the Mediterranean to your home.
– 10ml Italian vodka (Try Blu Lie Vodka)
– Scoop of citrus sorbet
– Ponte Prosecco DOC Extra Dry Treviso
Combine all ingredients together except the Prosecco. Pour into a coupette glass over ice and top with Ponte Prosecco DOC Extra Dry Treviso.
The last of Gaspare and Alessandro’s cocktail creations is the height of Italian sophistication in a glass. A full-bodied and refreshing cocktail with notes of sweet and bitter oranges, it’s guaranteed to be a hit this National Prosecco Day.
– 30ml Muyu Chinotto Nero
– 10ml Martini Ambrato
– Fresh mint
– 47 Anno Domini Bio Vegan Prosecco DOC Frizzante
Combine all ingredients together except the Prosecco. Pour into a Highball over ice and top up with 47 Anno Domini Bio Vegan Prosecco DOC Frizzante.
Raise your glass to National Prosecco Day with this simple, elegant and quintessentially French cocktail of the summer.
– 40ml St-Germain
– 60ml Prosecco
– 60ml Sparkling water
– Slice of lemon to garnish
Mix all ingredients over ice in a collins glass. Add a slice of lemon to garnish and serve.
Mionetto Classic Bellini
– 60ml Peach purée
– 120ml Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso
– Dash of raspberry or cherry juice
Pour the Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso into a champagne flute. Top with peach purée. Add a dash of raspberry or cherry juice and enjoy!
Mionetto Aperol Spritz
Refreshing and citrusy, the vibrant Aperol Spritz has a slightly bitter kick that provides a blissful refreshment under the late afternoon sun.
– 75ml Chilled Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso
– 50ml Aperol
– 20ml Chilled soda
– Ice cubes
– Orange slice
Fill a tall balloon or wine glass generously with ice cubes then combine Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso with Aperol. Add a splash of soda and garnish with a slice of fresh orange.
Mionetto Arancia Spritz
The spritz, which is thought to have originated in Venice under the Austrian Empire, is a combination of orange and fizz to make your National Prosecco Day celebration a delicious one.
– 85ml Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso
– 55ml San Pellegrino Aranciata
– 30ml Campari
– Orange slice
– Fresh basil
Combine all the ingredients in a wine glass, except the Prosecco. Add ice and stir to chill then top with Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso. Garnish with a slice of orange and a sprig of fresh basil.
Scavi & Ray Alcohol Free
You don’t have to get boozy to join in the fun this National Prosecco Day. Scavi & Ray Alcohol Free is a light and refreshing alternative to its award-winning prosecco. Produced from high-quality grapes harvested in Veneto, a unique process is employed to remove the alcohol and ensure all the light, dry and fresh flavours remain.
– 6cl Scavi & Ray Prosecco (non-alcoholic)
– 4cl of Melonade
– 2cl of Sparkling water
– Lemon or orange slice to garnish
Combine all ingredients together except the Prosecco. Pour into a chilled champagne flute and top up with Prosecco.