Prosecco cocktail recipes
Everybody loves a cheeky glass of Prosecco, but why not mix things up by incorporating your fizz into a delicious Prosecco cocktail? On this page, you can discover some of the best Prosecco cocktail recipes out there, as well as tips on the correct glass to serve your cocktail in and fun garnishes to use as the perfect finishing touch. From summery Aperol Spritz to fruity and fizzy concoctions, these are the best Prosecco cocktails which are bound to be a hit.
There may have been a time when Prosecco was reserved for only special occasions, such as birthdays and wedding anniversaries. These days though, Prosecco has become part of the fabric of socialising, whether it makes an appearance at an at home weekend brunch or just as part of a night in with family and friends. Why not expand your knowledge of Prosecco cocktails with our simple Prosecco cocktail recipes? You will find plenty of fun ideas of tantalising sips to make, ranging from the summertime staple of an Aperol Spritz or a modern twist on the bold and strong Negroni, which swaps out the traditional rum element for a dash of Prosecco instead. Our recipes have been handpicked from some of the best mixologists and drinks experts out there, so there are plenty to choose from. Explore below to discover our pick of the best Prosecco cocktail recipes which every aspiring cocktail pro needs to know about.
About Prosecco and Prosecco cocktails
Prosecco is a sparkling white wine traditionally made in Italy, and is named after the village of Prosecco. It is made from the Prosecco grape although up to 15% of other variants are allowed in bottles. The drink is typically made in a sparkling or semi-sparkling style, but it is possible to find still Proseccos. In the UK, the drink has seen a surge in popularity, thanks to the rise of weekend brunches and its affordable price point in comparison to Champagne
Pink Prosecco is a relatively new variety of the drink which is becoming more popular. The sip is still mostly made with white grapes like traditional Prosecco, but also includes between 10-15% of the red Pinot Nero variety of grapes which helps it to achieve its fun pink hue
In recent years, drinks companies have got seriously creative when it comes to Prosecco, producing a number of exciting flavours to try. Flavoured Prosecco typically uses fruit flavours to mix things up and varieties currently on the market include peach, cherry, lemon, mango and blueberry.
Discover more about your favourite fizz by reading our guide to the most affordable Prosecco.
We answer some of the most asked questions about the British favourite of Prosecco.
What is Prosecco made from?
As Prosecco is a wine, it is made from grapes. Typically, Prosecco is made up of white Glera grapes (also known as Prosecco grapes) which give the drink its distinct fizz and flavour.
How is Prosecco made?
Like other wines, Prosecco starts out life as a bunch of grapes, namely the white Glera grape. These grapes are transformed into Prosecco using the alternative Charmat–Martinotti method, which means the secondary fermentation takes place in large stainless steel tanks rather than in each individual bottle. This production process differs from that of Champagne and is part of the reason why Prosecco is typically more affordable than champers.
Where does Prosecco originate from?
Prosecco originates from North Eastern Italy and is often seen as Italy’s response to the French phenomenon of Champagne.