Top Prosecco Cocktails This Christmas
Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party, you’re having guests over the Christmas period, or you simply want to get into the Christmas spirit, creating a festive beverage is the way forward.
Prosecco is a versatile drink that you can purchase from any local off licence or supermarket - and is the key ingredient of many cocktails.
If you want to get into the Christmas spirit and you’re a Prosecco-lover, then keep reading for some of the best Prosecco cocktails this Christmas.
From a Winter-Style Aperol Spritz to a Festive Prosecco Punch, these Prosecco cocktails are sure to warm your spirits during the Christmas period.
Winter-Style Aperol Spritz
An Aperol Spritz is the perfect beverage for any season - but have you tried a winter-style Aperol Spritz?
It has a bright orange appearance and a citrusy, fruity taste. The drink was first produced in the Italian city of Padua - and even in the colder months when it’s snowy outside, you’re sure to be transported to the beautiful scenes of the region.
The beverage features fruity flavours of orange and rhubarb, which makes it perfect for the summer months and is sure to keep you warm and festive around Christmas time.
To make the traditional Aperol Spritz more festive, you could try adding a sprig of Rosemary as well as a drop of cranberry juice.
It’s a quick and easy cocktail to make and doesn’t require many ingredients - read on to find out exactly what you need and how to make it.
- 3 oz Prosecco (of course!)
- 3 oz Aperol
- 1 oz Cranberry Juice
- 2 oz sparkling water
- Orange wedge
- Sprig of rosemary
- Plenty of ice
The regular Aperol Spritz recipe uses orange juice, but to make it more festive, try adding cranberry juice. The cranberry is sure to complement the Aperol and Prosecco.
Simply combine the Aperol, cranberry juice and Prosecco and add a few ice cubes. Add the orange wedge, and add a sprig of rosemary for that festive feel.
It’s sure to look Christmassy, and taste as festive as eggnog.
A Pornstar Martini is a cocktail that isn’t limited to just one season - it can be enjoyed on the beach in the sunshine, and can be enjoyed by the fireplace when it’s snowing outside.
This delicious and fruity drink has a relatively high alcohol content, so it is sure to keep you warm on frosty evenings.
The Pornstar Martini was first created back in 2002 at The Townhouse Bar in London, by the London Academy of Bartending founder Douglas Ankrah.
It was first given the name Maverick Martini but was soon changed to the Pornstar Martini as it’s more fun and exciting.
The key ingredients in a Pornstar Martini are Passionfruit, Vodka, and of course, Prosecco.
If you’re unsure how the Prosecco comes into the mix, don’t worry, as we’ll explain in the next section.
- 50ml Vanilla Vodka (e.g Smirnoff of Absolut)
- 20ml Passion Fruit liqueur (e.g Passoa)
- 20ml Cinnamon syrup
- 30ml Passion Fruit puree
- 15ml Lime juice
- Slice of passionfruit
- Shot of Prosecco
A Pornstar Martini is easy to make - once you have all the ingredients prepared, simply mix them together in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Traditionally, a Pornstar Martini uses vanilla syrup - but to give it that festive kick, try adding cinnamon syrup instead.
However, cinnamon isn’t for everybody so you could always stick to vanilla.
There’s been plenty of debate as to where the Prosecco comes into the mix - you can either pour the shot into the drink or have the shot on the side.
The original Pornstar Martini recipe says that you should have the shot of Prosecco on the side of the drink, and take a sip between sips of Pornstar Martini as a palate cleanser.
You can garnish the cocktail with a slice of passionfruit - but feel free to add a more festive garnish.
Clementine Prosecco Cocktail
Clementines go hand in hand with Christmas spirit - in fact, it’s historically a signature stocking filler, representing generosity.
A Clementine Prosecco cocktail is certain to evoke festivities and warm your spirits on an icy day.
So why not start the festivities early and spice up a standard Prosecco with some tangy clementine juice and some fruity orange liqueur?
- 250ml clementine juice
- Bottle of Prosecco
- 150ml orange liqueur
- 2 clementines
This is probably the easiest Prosecco-based cocktail to make out of the five we’re discussing today. Simply mix the orange liqueur and clementine juice in a jug and chill until you’re ready to serve it.
Slice the clementines thinly and cut each slice from the peel to the middle, and place them on the rims of the glasses.
We recommend using Champagne flutes, but you can use pretty much any glass you have available.
When you are ready to serve, simply pour the Prosecco into the large jug and stir with the mixture - and then serve as soon as possible.
There’s something very Christmassy about the taste of cherry bakewell - and a Bakewell Fizz certainly has a festive feel and flavour to it.
Whether you’re sitting by the fire after a long day at work, or it’s Christmas afternoon and you’re enjoying the day with friends and family, a Bakewell Fizz is the perfect cocktail of choice.
Christmas is the time of year where you seem to have random bottles of alcohol lying about, and this may be the best chance to put them to use.
The key ingredients are Amaretto, Prosecco, and Maraschino Liqueur, so you may already have them in your designated space for Christmas alcohol.
- 50ml Disaronno Amaretto
- 25ml Maraschino Liqueur
- Maraschino Cherries
The first step is placing a cherry at the bottom of a glass - you can use any glass but we recommend a champagne flute.
Then, add a small amount of the maraschino liqueur and let the cherry soak the liquid for a while.
Next, add the remaining maraschino liqueur as well as the Disaronno amaretto. Finally, fill the glass with Prosecco and enjoy your festive beverage.
Festive Prosecco Punch
Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party, you have guests over, or you simply want to enjoy a festive alcoholic punch to warm you up on a frosty day, a Festive Prosecco Punch is a perfect choice.
Full of healthy and festive ingredients such as cranberry and pomegranate seeds (and of course Vodka and Prosecco), this punch captures the Christmas spirit perfectly.
It’s also a brilliant way to use up leftover Christmas alcohol, fruits, and drinks - after all, they do need to get used up pretty quickly if you plan on doing dry January!
- Orange Liqueur
- Cranberry Juice
- Orange Juice
- Pomegranate Juice
- Pomegranate Seeds
To make the perfect Christmas Prosecco Punch, simply combine the juices with the vodka and orange liquor. Then, top the jug or bowl up with Prosecco.
However, if you’re not serving immediately and you’re mixing the punch in advance, wait until just before you plan on serving before you add the Prosecco.
Depending on which juices you prefer, you can mix the proportions differently.
For example, if you’re not a big fan of cranberry juice, you can only add a drop and use more orange juice and pomegranate juice instead, and vice versa.
Then, garnish your festive punch with the cranberries, oranges, and pomegranate seeds.