Everyone likes a nice cold glass of prosecco when the weather starts to get warmer, but you can make it even more special by transforming it into a cocktail. There are lots of great recipes that are perfect for parties and other summer events, so if you are going to be entertaining guests this summer, these five prosecco cocktails are something that you have to try.
This is visually enticing for those who it is served to as well as tasty, and was introduced by Sophie Dahl. First, fill your glass almost to the top with prosecco, and then add a spoon full of rose syrup. This will sink to the bottom, causing a striped effect, which looks great when served.
Soak a cherry in Kirsch and place it at the bottom of your flute. Add a further tablespoon of kirsch and then fill the remainder of the glass with ¾ prosecco and ¼ Disaronno. This gives you a really tasty flavour – and if you enjoyed eating cherry brandy ice lollies when you were younger, this will be a pleasing blast from the past, with a kick.
Raspberry Prosecco Bellini
For a fruity, spring treat, fill 1/5 of your glass with raspberry liqueur and place a sprig of fresh basil on the top. Fill the rest of the glass with prosecco and then your cocktail is ready to serve.
Squeeze the juice from a sweet clementine, and put it in your glass. Then fill the rest of the glass with ¼ Cointreau and ¾ prosecco. This will give you a real sweet treat, perfect for anyone who has a sweet tooth. For added enjoyment, you can place a garnish on the top of rosemary and a slice of clementine.
This is great for the warmer weather, as it can really cool you down. Get a cocktail shaker, and fill 1/3 with lemon juice, 1/3 with elderflower cordial and 1/3 with gin. Add ice and shake well. Pour your concoction into a glass, add some prosecco and then serve with a lemon slice and mint leaf. Definitely a refreshing choice!
No matter which of the above recipes you choose to go for, you can be sure that your guests will love them. It is certainly a great way to kick start spring and enjoy the weather and the outdoors as it gets a little warmer.