Our Guide To Making Prosecco Cocktails
Prosecco is one of the most popular beverages - it’s the perfect tipple for celebrating, partying, and of course, winding down after a long day.
It’s a tasty beverage loved by many - but did you know that it’s the key ingredient of many tasty cocktails?
Whether you want to impress friends over the weekend, or simply enjoy a delicious cocktail after a long week at work, it’s always good to know how to make a Prosecco-based cocktail.
We’ve teamed up with The Cocktail Society to bring you this guide - so keep reading to learn how to make tasty Prosecco cocktails.
You may have heard of a mimosa - but have you heard of a Bellini?
It’s rarely acceptable to drink alcohol with breakfast, but nobody will bat an eyelid at somebody sipping on a Bellini first thing in the morning.
It’s a refreshing Prosecco cocktail that originated in the north of Italy. It’s quick and easy to make this tasty beverage - it’s simply made using Prosecco and peach puree.
It’s similar to a Mimosa but has a couple of key differences. Mimosa’s are big in the USA and commonly consumed with brunch - in the UK, we call this drink a Bucks Fizz. Mimosa’s are often made using cheaper sparkling wines, and often use orange juice that isn’t fresh.
Making a Bellini is a simple process - with only two ingredients, it won’t take too long to make yourself the perfect breakfast beverage.
Traditionally, Bellinis are made using pureed white peaches, but unfortunately, you can’t get these all year round, so you may opt for yellow peaches or peach nectar instead.
To puree the peaches yourself, you simply have to peel a few peaches and cut them into wedges.
Then, blend them together or place them into a food processor and add a couple of teaspoons of sugar.
Fill around a third of a champagne flute with the peach puree, and slowly top it up with your favourite Prosecco.
If you want to make a Bellini even more refreshing, try using frozen peaches and combine them with sugar and Prosecco in the blender for a delicious ice-cold variation.
If you aren’t a fan of peaches but you still want a fruity Prosecco-based cocktail, try using strawberries or raspberries instead of peaches.
It works the same and still has a refreshing and delicious flavour.
There’s a reason that the Pornstar Martini is up there with the best cocktails in the UK - it’s delicious, fruity, and has a relatively high alcohol content.
The popular cocktail was first created in 2002 in London at The Townhouse Bar by the founder of the London Academy of Bartending, Douglas Ankrah.
The Pornstar Martini was first named the Maverick Martini but was later changed to the Pornstar Martini we know and love because it’s a more fun and evocative name.
It’s a vodka-based drink that features vanilla and passionfruit and has a sweet yet zingy taste.
Prosecco is a key ingredient in this cocktail, but it doesn’t actually go in the drink.
Whenever you get served a Pornstar Martini, you’ll notice that the Prosecco gets served separately in a shot glass.
There has been much debate as to whether you should pour the shot of Prosecco into the drink, or sip it straight from the shot glass.
Although many people pour the shot into the drink, the correct way to drink a Pornstar Martini is to sip on the Prosecco before and after drinking the cocktail to cleanse your palate.
Pornstar Martini Recipe
The recipe for a Pornstar Martini is slightly more complicated than a Bellini.
The ingredients you’ll need to make this popular cocktail are:
- Prosecco (of course!)
- Slice of passion fruit
- 50ml Vanilla vodka
- 20ml Vanilla syrup
- Passion fruit liquor
- 30ml Passionfruit puree
- 15ml lime
The first and main step of making a Pornstar Martini is mixing all of the above ingredients together (except the Prosecco).
Mix them together with ice in a cocktail shaker, and serve in a martini glass.
Then, place the slice of passionfruit on or around your glass as a decorative garnish.
Then, pour some chilled Prosecco into a shot glass and serve on the side.
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An Aperol Spritz is another Prosecco based cocktail that’s easy to make and doesn’t use too many ingredients.
The popular spritz has a bright orange appearance and a crisp, citrusy taste.
The beverage was first made in the Italian city of Padua, and one sip is sure to transport you to the beautiful rivers and scenes of the region.
There are only two main ingredients in an Aperol Spritz - Aperol and Prosecco.
If you’ve not heard of Aperol before, it’s a classic bitter liqueur from Italy, that’s slightly less alcoholic than Campari.
With fruity flavours of orange and rhubarb and a hint of vanilla, it’s the perfect drink for the summer months but will also keep you warm in the winter.
Aperol Spritz Recipe
Similar to the Bellini recipe, there are only a couple of steps to creating the perfect Aperol Spritz.
All you’ll need is:
- Slice of orange
The steps are simply - first of all, place some ice cubes into your glass.
Then, add a 50ml measure of Aperol, and around 75ml of Prosecco.
Finally, top up with ice and a drop of soda, and garnish your glass with a refreshing slice of orange.
Elderflower Gin Fizz
If your go-to drink is gin and tonic, why not spice it up with an elderflower gin fizz?
It’s a simple recipe that features fresh gin and Prosecco and is perfect for the warmer months.
The floral flavour of elderflower isn’t too overpowering but is a fun twist on the standard gin and tonic.
Elderflower Gin Fizz Recipe
When making an elderflower gin fizz, it’s important that you use a high-quality gin - as the gin can truly make or break this cocktail.
We recommend a quality Bombay Sapphire or a Tanqueray to elevate the elderflower taste, but if you have another favourite, then be sure to choose that instead.
The ingredients you’ll need to create an elderflower gin fizz are:
- 50ml Quality gin
- 30ml Elderflower liquor
- 15ml Lemon juice
- Mint leaves
- Slices of lemon and lime
The recipe is pretty simple - mix the gin and elderflower together with ice, pour into a fancy glass and top up with your favourite Prosecco.
Then, garnish with the slices of lemon and lime, and add mint leaves. Voila - your cocktail is complete!
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