NATIONAL Prosecco DAY: A Prosecco COCKTAIL FOR EVERY OCCASION

NATIONAL Prosecco DAY: A Prosecco COCKTAIL FOR EVERY OCCASION

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Introduction

Prosecco is a delicious Italian sparkling wine that is perfect for any occasion - from a casual lunch to a formal celebration. And what better way to enjoy Prosecco than in a refreshing cocktail? Whether you're looking for a classic Prosecco Mimosa or something a little more creative, we've got the perfect Prosecco cocktail recipe for you. So pop a bottle and get mixing - cheers!

The History of Prosecco

Sparkling Prosecco has been enjoyed for centuries. The name Prosecco comes from the Northern Italian village of Prosecco, where the first Prosecco vineyards were planted in the early 1800s. In this champagne region, Prosecco is made with glera grapes and was originally made using the Charmat method, which involves fermenting the wine in large tanks before bottling it under pressure. Today, Prosecco is made using the traditional method, which involves fermenting the wine in bottles instead of tanks. This produces a Prosecco that is fuller-bodied and has a more complex flavor.

Prosecco is the perfect addition to any celebration! Whether you're toasting a special occasion or simply enjoying a glass with friends, Prosecco is sure to add some sparkle to your event. Try out these unique drinks that will surely become your favorite Prosecco cocktails!

Small Joy Recipe

How To Make The Small Joy

Celebrate the little wins and joys in life, don’t wait for a big win to come along; make the most of life, try our simple Prosecco cocktail and pat yourself on the back

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 4 oz Prosecco

Glass:

Champagne Flute

Garnish:

Lemon Peel

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a mixing glass with ice, add in the Vodka, Elderflower Liqueur, and Lemon Juice.
  2. Mix well and strain into a chilled Champagne Flute.
  3. Top with Prosecco, garnish with a Lemon Peel, and serve.

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Sunday Drunch Recipe

How To Make The Sunday Drunch

The perfect cocktail for a Sunday drunch, fruity, light and a great pairing to go with food and good company

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 0.75 oz Peach Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 4 oz Prosecco

Glass:

Champagne Flute

Garnish:

Peach Wedge

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in the Gin, Peach liqueur, and Lemon Juice.
  2. Mix or shake well and strain into a chilled Champagne Flute.
  3. Top with Prosecco, garnish with a Peach Wedge, and serve.

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Mid-Week Muse Recipe

How To Make The Mid-Week Muse

You don’t need weekends to pop open a bottle of Prosecco and treat yourself. Self love is the word here.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Orange Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Passion Fruit Puree
  • 4 oz Prosecco

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

Passion Fruit Wheel

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a mixing glass with ice, pour in the Vodka, Orange Liqueur, and Passion Fruit Puree.
  2. Mix well and strain into a chilled Coupe.
  3. Top with Prosecco, Garnish with a Passion Fruit Wheel, and serve.

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Babes & Brawn Recipe

How To Make The Babes & Brawn

If you’re looking for a night of mingling with a cocktail that just hits the spot, this is what you should make. A tad bitter, a tad sweet and lots of bubbles, this will impress at your next dinner party.

Ingredients:

  • 0.5 oz Tequila
  • 0.5 oz Campari
  • 0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 3 oz Prosecco

Glass:

Wine

Garnish:

Orange Wedge

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in the Tequila, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth.
  2. Shake or mix well and strain into an ice filled Wine Glass.
  3. Top with Prosecco, garnish with an Orange Wedge, and serve.

Summer Nights Recipe

How To Make The Summer Nights

Enjoy the perfect weather, a night under the stars and a glass of bubbly in hand with your favorite tunes playing, ah what bliss!

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Gold Rum
  • 0.5 oz Honey Syrup
  • 1 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 0.25 oz Lemon Juice
  • 4 oz Prosecco

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

Grapefruit Slice

Instructions:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a mixing glass with ice, add in the Gold Rum, Honey Syrup, Grapefruit Juice, and Lemon Juice.
  2. Mix well and strain into a chilled Coupe.
  3. Top with Prosecco, garnish with a Grapefruit Slice, and serve.

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!

Tips On How To Make The Best Prosecco Cocktails

  • For an extra boozy element add in a splash of pinot noir, pinot gris, or pinot bianco.
  • Freeze some grapes to keep your cocktail cool while not watering it down.
  • Experiment with the three different kinds of Prosecco to see what best fits your palette.

Recommended Prosecco Brands

There are three different kinds of Prosecco, sparkling, semi-sparkling, and still.

Spumante is the term for sparkling wines.

Riondo Prosecco

Zonin Prosecco

Mionetto Prosecco

Frizzante is known as semi-sparkling style wines.

La Delizia

Spago

Realuna

Tranquillo is the proper name for still wines.

Château de la Ragotière

Santa Margherita

Louis Jadot

Information about counterfeit Prosecco wines

Fake Prosecco wines are everywhere these days. While some fake Prosecco wines are of good quality, many are not, and can actually be dangerous to your health. Here are some tips on how to spot fake Prosecco wines:

  • Check the label: If the label on the Prosecco wine bottle does not have DOC' or 'DOCG,' it is likely a fake.
  • Check the price: If the price of the Prosecco wine is too good to be true, it probably is. Fake Prosecco wines are often mass-produced and sold at very low prices.
  • Check the color: Prosecco wines should be pale yellow in color. If the wine is darker, it may be a fake.
  • Check the bubbles: Real Prosecco wines should have small, delicate bubbles. If the bubbles are large and aggressive, the wine is likely a fake.

If you're unsure about a particular bottle of Prosecco wine, it's best to err on the side of caution and avoid drinking it. There are plenty of delicious cocktails that can be made with quality, authentic Prosecco wines.

What to Pair with Prosecco Cocktails

Prosecco cocktails are perfect for the sparkling summer months. They're refreshing, bubbly, and always a hit on a summer table. But what should you serve with them? Sparkling wines pair great with goat cheese and crackers, or a caprese salad with fresh garden tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. Another option is to keep it simple and just serve some delicious olives on the side. The salty flavors complement the Prosecco grape flavor perfectly.

So whatever you choose to serve with your Prosecco cocktails, make sure it's something that will make them even more enjoyable.

CONCLUSION

Prosecco is a delicious sparkling white wine that can be enjoyed in so many ways. A popular staple for brunch cocktails, Prosecco is the perfect addition to any occasion and is a great way to celebrate National Prosecco Day. Whether you're sipping it on its own or mixing up a refreshing cocktail, grab a few of your favorite wine bottles and craft a bubbly drink today!

Salute,

Team Barsys

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