Whether you’re hosting a glamorous New Year’s Eve fête or entertaining a few close friends at home, you need a cocktail to set the tone for the evening. While an elegant glass of champagne comes standard with any celebration (especially during the holidays), why not elevate your bubbly offerings with prosecco for a change of pace?
This sparkling Italian wine is the perfect mixer thanks to its light taste and inexpensive price tag, and its dry flavor can sub for champagne in almost any cocktail recipe. Combine with flavors like ginger, elderflower, pomegranate, or clementine for a gorgeous drink with surprising sweetness and tang. Your guests will praise your hosting abilities and wonder what flavors they’re tasting in their handcrafted cocktails.
Need a little inspiration? Test your bartending skills with these 10 bubbly prosecco cocktails.
Sparkling Fig and Honey Cocktail
This sparkling fig and honey cocktail from Hello Glow is brimming with delightfully unexpected flavors. If the fragrant flavors weren’t enough, this drink doubles as a skin-clearing, anti-aging concoction, thanks to the health benefits of the figs (think antioxidants and B vitamins). All in all, we can’t think of a more perfect drink to savor as you prepare for the year ahead.
Pear and Cranberry Champagne Cocktails
This elevated mimosa recipe from Minimalist Baker combines flavors of pear and cranberry for a naturally sweet yet tart beverage. The secret ingredient? Just a spoonful of maple syrup. Stock your bar cart and get ready to delight your guests with this playful bubbly concoction at your next dinner party.
Sparkly Clementine Pomegranate Cocktail
Clementine is the hero ingredient of this sparkling cocktail recipe from Mitzy at Home. Let the tangy flavors of clementine mix with sweet pomegranate for a luxe drink perfect for celebrating. Be sure to add a generous amount of prosecco and garnish your glass with a slice of clementine before serving.
Citrus and Ginger Champagne Cocktail
Shake things up with a citrus and ginger cocktail from Spoon Fork Bacon. Lime, ginger, and tangerine notes play well with a dry champagne or prosecco. Make your own ginger syrup to really impress: All it takes is some boiling water, sugar, and ginger. Garnish your cocktail with a lime peel for presentation points.
Pomegranate and Orange Champagne Punch
Savor a prosecco punch complete with mint-leaf ice cubes thanks to Foodie Crush. This batch drink is perfect serving up at a large party. Mix all the ingredients in a punch bowl, and let guest serve themselves. Orange slices and pomegranate seeds make this drink extra flavorful and add to the beautiful presentation.
Easy Sparkling Sangria
This sparkling cocktail from I Am a Food Blog is a play on everybody’s favorite sangria. Prosecco replaces the red or white wine that usually serves as the base, while citrus juice, cinnamon, and assorted fruits combine for a refreshing cocktail that allows you to get creative and experiment with seasonal produce.
Fig and Honey Thyme Prosecco Smash
Half Baked Harvest brings you this fizzy prosecco cocktail packed with fun flavors like fig, plum, honey, and thyme. You might not expect to see these ingredients in the same recipe, but they taste and look beautiful together. Make sure you have the shaker, muddler, and strainer required to prepare this delicious drink.
Watermelon Ginger Aperol Spritz
This simple spritz from Salt and Wind calls for watermelon, Aperol, prosecco, and ginger for a bubbly concoction that tastes light and refreshing. The ruby-red color from the watermelon will look gorgeous when you see it in the hands of your mingling guests from across the room.
Sparkling Pomegranate Margaritas
A combination of prosecco and margaritas? Say no more. This clever pomegranate cocktail from Minimalist Baker will have your guests buzzing over your impressive bartending skills. Simply combine traditional margarita fixings with a splash of sparkling wine and a handful of pomegranate arils for a little something extra.
The Light Hugo
This elderflower cocktail recipe from Mitzy at Home calls for elderflower syrup, prosecco, mineral water, mint, and lime. It’s a play on the tradition Hugo cocktail, only much lighter. Think of it more of a spritzer—in other words, it’s perfect to serve up at a party when you need your guests to last until midnight.