2 simple summer prosecco cocktails you can make at home

2 simple summer prosecco cocktails you can make at home

Nikki Parkinson Food and Wine, Life 11 Comments

I don’t know about you but I keep on starting every sentence with “‘Tis the season” …

‘Tis the season for sequins. ‘Tis the season for catch-ups. ‘Tis the season for platter making.

And ‘Tis the season for sipping on bubbles.

Now, I do like a fancy French Champagne. I even became a member of a Champagne club this year. They are the BEST clubs. Everyone brings a bottle of the good stuff, the host provides a platter and we all drink and eat the offerings. 

I’ve found some new (to me) Champagnes this year that I now notice and buy at the bottle shop, so I’m feeling rather cultured. Kidding, I just like the taste.

But my inner-Italian (let me be clear, there is absolutely no Italian blood in my family, I’ve just visited the country twice and my love for it runs deep) does not mind a prosecco as a bubbly alternative. The win is that there are some very good proseccos available at a fraction of the cost of a Champagne.

I like a dry prosecco. These are three of my faves:

I’ll happily drink these on their own, most definitely in an Aperol Spritz (this drink offering is EVERYWHERE now but I want it on the record that I had my first one in Italy in July, 2015) or mixed up in these two drinks below.

The first cocktail was a drinks idea I stumbled across last Christmas and adopted it as quickly as I could say Limoncello. The second drink was one that I first had on the island of Vis, Croatia in July this year at a fabulous pizza restaurant owned by the sister of a Brisbane family. 

Limoncello and prosecco cocktail

2 simple summer prosecco cocktails you can make at home

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Limoncello and Prosecco cocktail
 
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This cocktail combines two Italian loves - Prosecco and Limoncello - in one visually festive drink. Serve to start a Christmas gathering.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
  • Prosecco
  • Limoncello
  • Frozen raspberries
  • Sprig of mint
Instructions
  1. Add a splash of Limoncello to the bottom of each flute.
  2. Fill with Prosecco.
  3. Top with frozen raspberries and mint

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2 simple summer prosecco cocktails you can make at home

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This is a lighter take on the Aperol Spritz and just perfect for serving and sipping on a summer afternoon.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
  • Prosecco
  • Soda water
  • Elderflower cordial
  • Mint
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. Half fill glass with ice.
  2. Add a splash of Elderflower cordial.
  3. Fill half-way with Prosecco.
  4. Finish with soda water.
  5. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Salute! 

Do you love a bubbles? What’s your favourite? Got a favourite festive cocktail?

Credits: tablecloth – Peacocks and Paisley (gifted) | glassware: Sip Bubbles and Sip Vino (see below) | sequins: White Label Noba (gifted)


Cheers also to Sip Bubbles and Sip Vino

Sip Bubbles Sip VinoI’m not someone you’d call an outdoorsy kind of girl but I do like lolling about in the pool or hanging out on a beach headland at sunset. A girl can get quite thirsty under these circumstances but pursuing such past-times and drinking from a glass would just not pass the work and safety test, now would it?

Enter … Sip Bubbles and Sip Vino … the shatterproof, BPA-free plastic glasses that are your new picnic/beach/pool/camping best friends. I’ve featured them in the cocktail recipes above. The good news is, they’re fabulous to drink out of – as well as super stylish.

Each comes in a set of four and they’ve been going out to outdoorsy girls all around the country. Why not treat yourself or buy to package up with a bottle of something-something for a friend?

Shop both HERE

Spend more than $150 in one transaction, enter SYFREESHIP2 at checkout for free Express postage. Order by Monday, December 18 for your best chance of pre-Christmas delivery tin Australia.

PS. Thanks so much for your support of the Styling You Shop. We will be closing the shop from December 20 until January 15. No refunds or exchanges will be handled during this time. Thanks for understanding as we all take a well-earned break.

Comments 11

  1. I Bought a couple of bottles of prosecco for our book club last night after this post. I loved the lemoncello one and that one is going on the keeper list. The elderflower one was a bit meh – it just tasted like alcoholic elderflower cordial. There was no Aperol in the local bottle store – we are a bit behind the times here 🙂 so I will have to hunt that one down and give it a try. We started with a bottle of straight piper heidseck to whet the palate 🙂
    Champagne club sounds awesome! You must do a blog post on your favourite single grower champagnes once you a have a few under your belt. My favourite champagne cocktail we got from my FIL – he just called it champagne cocktail – in a flute – 2 sugar cubes, drench the cubes in angostura bitters thoroughly, add a cap of french brandy and fill with sparkling wine and a cube of ice. I like jacobs creek reserve sparkling or a french vin mousseux with this…

  2. We must be on the same thought train Nikki – had an amazing cocktail at our favourite Italian at Alexandra Headland last week. This will be my Christmas season tipple this year – Sgroppino = Prosecco, Vodka and Lemon Sorbet. Yum.

  3. HI Nikki
    Love these recipes, anything Prosecco and love Limoncello, how wonderful and elderflower cordial one looks lovely.
    Am saving both for Xmas
    Best wishes for festive season and summer
    Cheekie

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  4. ‘Tis the season indeed! I have two bottles of Piper Heidsik (I know I spelled that wrongly) in my parents fridge ready for Christmas morning, and a bottle or two of Prosecco. No idea of the label. I confess I am drawn to pretty labels so have made a few mistakes. Must try Limoncello, it sounds so summery. Happy Friday!

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