Finally, it’s Friday and we’ve got even more of an excuse to end the week with a *bang*. That’s right, it’s National Prosecco Day! (Even though every day is Prosecco day, are we right…?!)
This versatile drink is known for being fun, great to enjoy with friends whether you are drinking from the bottle in the park or throwing a fancy cocktail party or even hosting a wedding. Prosecco is a true show-stopper and with it being relatively cheap to buy, it’s a great choice to play around with ingredients and invent your very own Prosecco inspired cocktails.
Below we have for you our top 5 favourite (and easy to make) Prosecco based cocktails. We know you’ll love them as much as we do!
1. Aperol Spritz
We couldn’t not start with this adored cocktail. Having originated in Italy, just like Prosecco, this vibrant orange number has quickly travelled the globe to become a firm favourite of ‘ladies who lunch’ everywhere. It may look like Irn Bru but the similarities end there. Here’s what you need to make it:
- Soda Water (or you can use Lemonade if you prefer your drinks a little sweeter)
Tip: Try slowly pouring the soda water over the back of a spoon into the side of the glass for a layered effect.
2. Prosecco Margarita
We don’t think this one needs much explanation to be fair – Prosecco and a Margarita all in one, let’s go:
- Lime Juice
- Simple Syrup (you can buy or make this at home by slowly heating sugar and a little water in a pan until you get a syrup-like consistency – hence the name ‘simple syrup’)
- Salt to rim the glass
Tip: pour the salt onto a plate and use an ice cube to run around the lip of the glass, then turn it upside down into the salt. This way you will get a nice chilled glass, with a neat rim of salt BEFORE you add your ingredients to the glass.
3. Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco
Now this one seriously is worth trying, it’s simple, sweet and looks absolutely fantastic. This is what you’ll need to make this delicious cocktail:
- Fresh or Frozen Raspberries
- Mint to garnish
Tip: This is a great choice if you want to make a non-alcoholic option for your friends, and it’s great fun to make with the kids, so they can get involved in the party! Simply switch Prosecco for soda water or lemonade and limoncello for lime or lemon cordial. It’s equally as refreshing and tasty as the original version (almost).
4. Sparkling Apple Sangria
If you’re anything like us here at Mecca Bingo we’re all raring to get on a plane, touch down in Spain, get on that beach and order a giant jug of Sangria! Well, for those of us who can’t yet do that, here’s a great twist on the traditional Sangria that we all love:
- Pinot Grigio (or the white wine of your choice)
- Chopped green apple
- Chopped red apple
Tip: For this one, there really is no tip that we can give. Just pour the prosecco and the wine into a glass and throw in some apple! It’s so straightforward, but it looks and tastes great!
Now most of us will refer to the Mimosa as Bucks Fizz and we revel in the idea of waking up on Christmas morning to make this quick and easy cocktail – most of us putting in more fizz than bucks of course. Now, exchange the orange juice for peach juice and you have the infamous ‘Bellini cocktail’. It’s classy and it’s popularly served at weddings or special occasions.
And what better occasion to have this classic cocktail than this Friday, on National Prosecco day! Here’s your shopping list:
- Orange or Peach Juice
Tip: Half Prosecco/Half Juice is the recommendation… but rules were made to be broken!
We hope you’ve loved this rundown of cocktails to enjoy for National Prosecco Day! We’d love to see photos of your creations and to hear of any other recipes for us to try that we may have missed. Let us know on Facebook or Instagram!.