National Prosecco Day 2020: Cocktail recipes, bottles and magnums to enjoy at home
11 August 2020, 13:32 | Updated: 14 August 2020, 15:23
August 13 is National Prosecco Day - looking to raise a glass to celebrate? These recipes should get the ideas flowing...
There is no denying that Brits LOVE Prosecco - it's been estimated that thirty-six percent of the world's production makes its way from Italy to our shores every year.
Whether we're picking up a bottle from the supermarket to enjoy at home, or ordering a bottle in a pub or restaurant to enjoy over a meal or share on a night out, there's always a reason to enjoy a glass of cold Prosecco.
Prosecco is made in the Veneto region of Italy using a variety of grape called Glera.
Unlike champagne which has a secondary fermentation in bottles, Prosecco's happens in large steel tanks which makes it lighter and less yeasty.
August 13 is National Prosecco Day, which is the perfect excuse to raise a glass - and mix things up a bit!
Check out these recipes for delicious cocktail recipes you can make at home.
The Cocktail Service told us: "Made by building Italian aperitif Aperol, Prosecco and soda, the cocktail first became popular in the 1950’s - if you haven’t tried one, where have you been?
"Really easy to create at home, by adding Aperol to a wine glass, and loading with prosecco, then soda water; this refreshing drink is best served with a fruity orange garnish for added appeal."
Top with 30ml soda water
The Cocktail Service told us: "Brunches, lunches and airport lounge bars are full of this popular citrus drink, since it was invented in The Ritz in Paris. With holidays out of the question for 2020, this fruity favourite can be recreated in a flute glass at home with just two simple ingredients..."
50ml fresh orange juice
Topped with a cap of Prosecco
The Cocktail Service told us: "The Bellini is a classic cocktail that can match and complement most flavour profiles. You can simply mix up the fruits to make any type of Bellini you wish… as long as you have Prosecco at home, we suggest mixing with whatever fruit puree you have to hand to find your favourite flavour!"
Stir in 25ml of peach puree (or substitute for your favourite fruit flavour)
Mionetto Limoncello Spritz
50ml Thyme Infused Soda Water
Top with Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso
Mionetto Arancia Spritz
60ml San Pellegrino Aranciata
Garnish with an Orange Slice
STARLINO Rosé Spritz
1 Part STARLINO Rosé (available at Amazon, RRP £23)
1 Part Prosecco
1 Part Sparkling Water
Add ice to a long stem glass followed by 1 Part STARLINO Rosé. Top up with 1 Part Sparkling Wine and 1 Part Soda and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
Grey Goose Life in Venice
35ml GREY GOOSE® L'Orange
20ml White Peach Pureé
5ml Grenadine Syrup
Dashes of Peach Bitters
Pinch of Pink Pepper Powder
Combine GREY GOOSE® and the flavoured ingredients in a cocktail shaker and stir to a froth.
Wait for the froth to settle, then gently pour into a flute.
Top off with chilled Prosecco. Garnish with 3 whole pink peppercorns.
Red Rum Spritz
25ml BACARDÍ Raspberry
25ml Hibiscus tea syrup
15ml Lemon juice
Top with Martini Prosecco
Build in glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Ocho Old Cuban
50ml BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho
4 mint leaves
25ml sugar syrup
30ml lime juice
2 dashes bitters
Shake all ingredients (except sparkling). Double strain and top with Prosecco. Garnish with mint leaf float.
Fiero Summer Punch
35ml Martini Fiero
15ml Bombay Sapphire Gin
10ml Lime juice
10ml Sugar syrup
40ml Orange juice
40ml Grapefruit juice
20ml Martini Prosecco
Build over ice. Garnish with orange and grapefruit wheels
The St-Germain Spritz
60ml sparkling water
Mix the ingredients below over ice in a collins glass and garnish with a lemon spritz.
Red Summer Spritz
35ml Grey Goose
4 Watermelon chunks
1 pinch of salt
Shake well and double strain and top with Prosecco
25ml Star of Bombay
15ml Lemon juice
15ml Sugar syrup
Shake, strain into a chilled glass. Top with Prosecco and serve.
Princess Prosecco Pornstar Martini
60ml vanilla vodka
1tsp vanilla syrup
20ml orange juice
2 passion fruits
Squeeze of lime
Pop a passion fruit and the Prosecco aside. Shake all other ingredients over ice. Finish with a passion fruit garnish and a shot of Prosecco.
25ml Monkey Shoulder Original
15ml Creme de Peche
Dash lavender bitters (optional)
Top with Prosecco
Garnish w/ orange
Mix 25ml Tullamore D.E.W with 60ml Orange Juice and top with Prosecco. Serve in a flute and enjoy!
Perfect Aperol Spritz
How to make:
Fill a large wine glass with ice
Combine Prosecco followed by Aperol in equal parts
Add a dash of soda and stir
Garnish with a slice of fresh orange
Bottles available in supermarkets now
Organic Prosecco (£7.99) - This eco-friendly fizz boasts classic notes of ripe pear and apricot. Grown with no pesticides or herbicides in the vineyard, this delicious bubbly tipple can be enjoyed as an aperitif or paired with a light fruity dessert.
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG (£7.99) - This has a light, creamy flavour and delicate floral touches, making it light and refreshing with aesthetically pleasing bubbles.
Castellore Prosecco DOC (£5.99) - With a citrusy and floral palate, it's perfect to enjoy with delicate fish, white meats and fresh cheese dishes.
Castellore Prosecco Frizzante (£4.99) - This semi-sparkling wine is perfect to mix with peach or orange juice to make a sumptuous mimosa, or try something new by serving with fresh or frozen fruits like summer berries, blood oranges and mango.
Freixenet Italian Rosé Magnum (RRP £24, Morrisons) - made with a blend of Glera and Pinot Noir grapes, it has a fruity and fresh taste, with a delicate aroma of red fruits and an elegant base of white flowers and apple.
Freixenet Prosecco Magnum (RRP £20, Sainsbury's) - made from Glera grapes in Italy’s Prosecco region of Veneto, it has a golden straw hue, with lively effervescence and fresh aromas of citrus, apple and flowers.
Scavi & Ray Alcohol Free Prosecco - this light, refreshing alternative is fruity, citrusy and not too sweet.
La Gioiosa Sparkling Wine 0% - an intensely fruity number from top 5 Prosecco producer La Gioiosa. New to Dry Drinker. Think ripe golden apple, exotic fruit and a dry citrus finish.
Oddbird Spumante 0% - a balanced, fresh and crisp experience, from alcohol free specialists Oddbird. Flavours of White pear, green apple, elderflower, honeymelon, citrus, gooseberry and grapefruit.