Prosecco tends to be slightly sweeter than champagne and is much more affordable, so it’s ideal for creating cocktails. It balances sharp ingredients like citrus, rounds off harsh edges of clear spirits and adds a splash of festive fizz to your favourite fruit liqueur.
If you’re a fan of Aperol and zesty grapefruit, mix up this ultra simple prosecco spritz.
Pour 50ml grapefruit juice and 25ml Aperol into a chilled coupe glass. Add ice and gently stir to combine. Top up with 50ml prosecco, garnish with a twist of grapefruit zest and serve immediately.
With just a scoop of your favourite berry sorbet and a splash of vodka, you can create this super simple fruity prosecco cocktail.
Pour 25ml vodka into the bottom of a coupe glass. Chill for 30 mins, then top with a scoop of blackcurrant or raspberry sorbet and pour 100ml prosecco around it. Serve immediately.
Rum and coconut is a classic combination, so why not give your prosecco a tropical twist with this coco fizz cocktail?
Put 25ml coconut rum, 50ml coconut water and the juice of ½ lime into a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake until the outside of the shaker is icy cold to the touch. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, top with 50ml prosecco and serve.
Have a bottle of sloe gin squirreled away from autumn? Put it to good use with this hedgerow royale.
Fill a coupe glass with crushed ice and pour over 50ml prosecco. Hold 1 rosemary sprig in the palm of your hand and clap the other hand sharply over it to lightly bruise the leaves before dropping it into the glass. Slowly pour 25ml sloe gin and 25ml cherry brandy into the glass so that they sink to the bottom. Serve immediately.
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