You’ll often hear drink snobs saying that champagne is the only true sparkling wine worth drinking. Well, move over champers, because prosecco is in town! Prosecco is far cheaper and tastes just as good for use in cocktails. Want proof? Today, we will show you 24 prosecco recipes, all of which are super simple to make, prosecco based and utterly delicious. Fizzy, let’s get busy!
Cranberry Pomegranate Prosecco Cocktail
A gorgeous pink drink? Yes, please. Both prosecco and cranberry juice are slightly dry, which complements each other wonderfully. There are very few ingredients in the prosecco recipe, meaning you can have it whipped up and ready to go in a little under 2 minutes. If the thought of dry and crisp prosecco and cranberry juice is a little too sour, don’t worry. As part of the presentation, you will line the rim of each glass with a fine dusting of sugar.
If you already know how to make a margarita, you are already 80% of the way there with this prosecco recipe. In fact, the only difference is that you will add prosecco instead of club soda. Be sure to follow the usual conventions, so a ring of salt around the rim of the glass, plenty of fresh lime, and don’t forget the agave syrup to make it slightly less bitter.
Strawberries and champagne go together exceptionally well, so there is no reason why prosecco won’t work just as well! Apart from a little sugar syrup and the ability to ‘muddle’ (which is a posh bartender’s word for ‘mash) some ripe strawberries in a glass, this is as easy as pouring prosecco straight out of the bottle. This drink is fruity, fizzy, and after a few, you’ll be lots of fun.
Mimosa has become quite a trendy drink as of late, and you’ll often see it served in posh eateries as part of ‘brunch’. Back in the day, when orange was mixed with champagne, people called it ‘Bucks fizz’, but we think that mimosa, made with prosecco, sounds slightly classier. Simple orange and prosecco in a flute can look a little boring, so to create some visual interest, a fresh raspberry or Amarillo cherry dropped in the bottom created a pleasing red hue towards the bottom of the glass.
Sparkling Raspberry Martini
Bubbly and bursting with bright flavor, there are few prosecco cocktails we find more refreshing than a sparkling raspberry martini. Obviously, it gets its sparkle from a liberal dash of prosecco. But be warned, it’s a strong one! Why? Because the raspberry flavor is imparted with the use of raspberry vodka! We also sweeten the deal slightly by adding a spoonful of sugar along with a few juicy raspberries.
Classic Aperol Spritz
Prosecco originates in the north of Italy, so it makes sense to include an alpine drink that has been enjoyed as part of apres-ski for as long as we can remember. Spritz means ‘fizz’ in German, and is a good way to describe this drink. It is a little like a fizzy negroni, with sharp and sour notes introduced by the Aperol, a very dry and sour martini-style liqueur. Be sure to compliment the vibrant orange taste with a small slice of fresh orange.
While some people will suggest that this drink is supposed to be consumed in various parts, we prefer to mix it, then sit back and relax while we drink it at our own pace. Pornstar martini, mixed with delicious passionfruit and made slightly fizzy with a shot of prosecco, is what the weekends were made for. This one is fruity and a little bit unusual, but if you are bored of ‘regular’ drinks, then give it a try.
This is slightly reminiscent of a caipirinha, just without all of the strong spirits. Instead, it includes a tumbler filled with sparkling prosecco, infused with lots of botanicals. We must say this is a really classy number. We add fresh mint, some elderflower syrup, and lime juice before pouring over with prosecco. Fizzy, fresh, and floral!
Pink Gin Fizz
Love gin, and love prosecco? If this sounds like you, you are in for a treat as this drink actually contains both of the above. It is just a little strong. To get the pink color, you are going to need to use rhubarb gin. But aside from this, all you will need is prosecco and sugar syrup along with a little lemon juice. Oh, and don’t shake it in a cocktail shaker… It’ll explode!
Pink French 75 Cocktail
The French 75 is remarkably similar to the pink gin fizz in looks, but it does taste subtly different. We like to skip the lemon juice completely which overall, will give you a much sweeter tasting drink. We also like to use a few fresh raspberries. Again you should use rhubarb gin., but if you don’t have any, normal gin with a muddled raspberry will suffice.
Pineapple Prosecco Punch
If you ever need to find us at a party, we can pretty much guarantee that we will be stood around the punch bowl. Fortunately, you won’t need a punch bowl with this drink, as your guests will be coming to you asking to make another! It’s packed with pineapple, prosecco, and a little splash of orange juice. The secret ingredient is a sprig of rosemary. This soft herb somehow brings all of the ingredients of the drink together. Give it a try. You won’t regret it.
Watermelon Lemonade Prosecco Spritzer
When the weather is hot, you want something that is cool and refreshing. Watermelon-based drinks are normally our go-to choice, even more so when they are made with sparkly prosecco. You’ll have to drink this one slowly. It is easy to mistake this for watermelon lemonade. It is so refreshing. Be sure to garnish with a slice of lemon and maybe add one or two bruised mint leaves to give it a slightly zesty and floral finish.
Bourbon Apple Cider Fizz
Guys, this one comes with a warning. It is seriously strong. With bourbon whisky, prosecco, and apple cider all in one glass, you aren’t going to need many of these before you are swaying, so drink carefully. The flavor elements come from the alcohol and the inclusion of fresh vanilla and cinnamon, giving really warm notes and tastes to this already impressive drink.
Obviously, it makes real sense to pair one Italian drink up with another. Limoncello is distilled spirit made from lemon pulp and rinds. It is packed with tangy and sharp lemon flavors (and some vitamin C, we reckon). We supplement the summery flavors with a little fresh mint and make the whole thing fizz by adding a large splash (alright, a long pour) of prosecco.
Peach Prosecco Punch
The best way to serve this is in a pitcher, and the good news is that unlike some of our other prosecco recipes, this one isn’t going to blow your head off! Want a top tip? If you haven’t got any peach nectar, the can juice out of some tinned peaches will work just as well. Mix with ice and some fresh fruit in a pitcher, and then top up with around a bottle or two of prosecco. Serve over ice in tall glasses.
Raspberry Peach Sangria
For us, sangria is the taste of the holidays, when we kick back on a sun lounger and relax. This one is stuffed with fresh fruit such as delicious and golden peaches, with a few fresh raspberries and some strawberries for good measure. Top up with ice and pour in a bottle of prosecco, and you are pretty much there!
Muddled ripe peaches, combined with prosecco, that’s pretty much it. There is a little snobbery around bellinis, but ignore anyone who tells you that they can only be made with champagne. We make them all the time with prosecco, and we’ve got the headache to prove it!
Frozen Watermelon Cocktail
We have already covered a watermelon spritzer, but this one takes a watermelon cocktail to the next level as a summer cooler. We don’t use ice. Instead, we freeze chunks of watermelon. Once frozen, we blitz them with a splash of sugar syrup, some fresh mint, and a little club soda to make a sort of granita. We then pour in, bit by bit, a fizzy bottle of prosecco and give the entire mix a gentle stir before serving immediately. This is one that you will want to drink quickly before it melts!
St. Germain Cocktail
For those not up on their geography, St Germain is an area of Paris, and the French know a thing or two about drinking wine, including sparkling wine. This is a little similar to our pink gin fizz above. However, you won’t need rhubarb gin or anything pink with this recipe. Just a little St Germain liqueur, a shot of gin, and some lovely prosecco. Garnish with a lemon twist, and don’t forget to give it a squeeze of lemon to create something sour and super sparkly.
Creamsicle Prosecco Floats
If you have never tried a creamsicle before, you’re in for a treat. This is an approximation of those creamy orange popsicles you used to get when you were a kid, but with an added twist. We combine these flavors to make a sort of float, and it certainly will ‘float’ as there’ll be oodles of sparkling prosecco! The overall taste of the drink is smooth orange sherbet. We also add a lump of vanilla ice cream. Yeah, it is different, but we really think you have to try this!
So we’ve had peach bellinis, bucks fizz, and now mango mimosas. No prizes for guessing how this drink is made. If you want a top tip, our advice is to use ripe mangos (or even overripe) as these are the sweetest and work perfectly to balance the dryness of prosecco. Make your own mango syrup by mixing water and sugar in a blender with mango chunks and blitzing to a paste. Bubble this down in a small saucepan until thick and smooth. It keeps for weeks too!
Watermelon Mint Punch
For an altogether lighter drink, this watermelon punch goes down a treat at barbecues and other summer events. It isn’t too feminine either, so even the other half might feel comfortable drinking it! While it is light in color and strong in taste and alcohol, there is a large amount of vodka hiding under its lightly peach-colored exterior, so try not to overdo it!
Watermelon Prosecco Margaritas
Fresh watermelon undercut with a little fizz and a sharp twist of lime? That sounds pretty great. When you remember that Margheritas are also served with a salt crust on the lip of the glass, it gets even better. This is one of those finely balanced prosecco recipes that seems to work perfectly.
Negronis are known for being rather strong. If you want to lighten them up a little, then this prosecco recipe is the way to do it. Simply replace the gin in the drink with sparkling wine. This makes it a little less bitter and much more refreshing! You can emphasize the amber color somewhat by including a large slice of orange. Oh, and don’t forget the bitters if you want them to taste authentic.
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We had real fun writing our list of 24 prosecco recipes (perhaps too much fun). The good thing about prosecco cocktails is that there is very little shaking and straining because they are fizzy.
We always say that if you can make a cup of tea, you can easily make a prosecco cocktail. Which was your favorite from our list, and can you think of any more?