Cocktail Ideas to Make National Prosecco Day 2020 Sparkle
This year, glorious National Prosecco Day falls on 13th August and what an opportunity to celebrate the UK’s favourite fizz.
Here in the UK, we drink nearly a third of all the Prosecco DOC exported across the world, that makes us Italy’s largest export market for Prosecco DOC, and sales went up by over 4% last year. That’s more than 122 million bottles that we enjoyed in 2019.
Of course, a chilled glass of Prosecco is sensational drinking on its own, particularly during aperitivo hour – that welcoming moment when we’ve finished what we’ve been busy doing all day and can relax for an hour – but we’ve put together some wonderful Prosecco DOC cocktail recipes for you, lovingly created by some of the top bartenders and chefs across Italy and the UK.
Get busy impressing friends and family with these delicious creations.
For Those who like to Show off, the Sgroppino created at Swift in Soho
Award-winning Soho cocktail bar Swift’s Sgroppino has become one of the bar’s most iconic cocktails, and is now also available at their recently launched new site – Swift Shoreditch. Combining Prosecco DOC and lemon sorbet with a liqueur, it’s perfect for the summer and conjures Italian aperitivo.
- 10ml St Germain
- 1 Scoop Lemon Sorbet
- Lemon Zest
- Prosecco DOC
Add the St Germain to a coupe style glass, and then add the scoop of sorbet. Top with Prosecco DOC and garnish with a fine grating of lemon zest to serve.
For Something Unusual, the Fortunella – Recipe by Hospitalian’s Alessandro Geraci of Chiltern Firehouse and Gaspare Di Carlo of The Shard’s Sky Bar
- 10ml orange juice
- 10ml fresh fennel
- 15ml Fortunella liqueur
- Prosecco DOC
Combine all ingredients together except the Prosecco DOC. Pour into a sparkling wine flute over ice and top up with Prosecco DOC
For something Naughty, Pam Spritz – Recipe by Riccardo Semeria, who travelled the world before joining the Molino Stucky Hilton in Venice
- 3 measures Aperol
- 5 measures white tequila
- 6cl Prosecco DOC
- 3cl Grapefruit soda
Pour straight into a wine glass with ice and garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit.
For Something Classic, Peach Bellini – Recipe by Head Chef of the Italian Embassy, Danillo Cortelini
- 7.5cl Prosecco DOC
- 2.5cl Crème de Pêche
- Fresh nectarine slices
- Basil to garnish
- Ice cubes
• You can mix this cocktail directly in the glass.
• Fill the glass with ice cubes and add the sliced nectarine and a few basil leaves.
• Pour the peach liqueur into the glass and stir well.
• Now add the Prosecco DOC and stir gently to avoid losing all the lovely bubbles. Garnish with some extra basil if you wish and don’t forget to enjoy the sliced nectarine!
For Something Summery, The Prosecco Spritz with Select Bitter
The classic Venetian spritz with a twist.
Mix three parts Prosecco DOC with two part Select Bitter Aperitivo and a splash of soda water.
Enjoy overlooking the Grand Canal – or at home of course!
Whichever way you drink your Prosecco, we hope your National Prosecco day sparkles!