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The Best Prosecco Cocktail Recipes

The Best Prosecco Cocktail Recipes

These days, it seems like the sound of corks popping is echoing in bars everywhere as spritz sales are skyrocketing. And for good reason: sparkling wine–based cocktails are light and refreshing (and lower in alcohol). While you can mix drinks like Aperol spritzes, Bellinis and mimosas with Champagne, Cava or Cremánt we often reach for Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine that has a crisp flavor and bright acidity that blends well with other ingredients. Plus, especially compared to Champagne, it’s a cost-effective mixer.

Below, we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite Prosecco cocktail recipes.

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Made with elderflower liqueur and mint, the Hugo Spritz went viral on TikTok last year. But it traces its roots to San Zeno Bar, a cocktail bar in Italy’s South Tyrol region in northeast Italy.

St. Germain Spritz
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Sweet, floral and made with elderflower liqueur and lemon, the St-Germain Spritz is like springtime in a glass. For a stronger drink, try mixing in a little gin.

Aperol Spritz cocktail with an orange and white straw
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The classic, bright orange cocktail is the unofficial mascot of Italian happy hour and French apéro. It’s also incredibly simple to make with s 3-2-1 ratio of Prosecco, Aperol and club soda.

Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail
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While sbagliato means “mistaken” in Italian, there’s nothing messed up with this cocktail. It has the classic flavors of a Negroni, but is much lighter since Prosecco takes the place of gin.  

Limoncello Spritz
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The Limoncello Spritz is exploding in Italy, but hasn’t made it to America—yet. All the more reason to try making this drink at home.

Aperol Spritz
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The birthplace of the spritz is Venice, when it was under Austrian rule in the 19th century. This recipe—which features Prosecco, vermouth, amaro and sparking water—is an homage to the city.

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A spirit-forward drink, the Dapper Sipper has heat from whiskey, sweetness from vermouth and herbaceousness from Dolin Génépi des Alpes.

Sparkling Port Punch

Try this recipe as a batch cocktail at your next holiday gathering. The bright red drink is made with cranberry juice, white tea and lemon.

Boozy Bubbly Lemon French 75 Cocktail with Champagne
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One of the quintessential sparkling wine cocktails, the French 75 gets its name from a 75-millimeter gun that was used during WWI—a nod to how the drink, which is made with gin and elderflower liqueur, packs a punch.

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While mimosas are a brunch classic year round, consider making Bellinis—a cocktail invented at the iconic Harry’s Bar in Venice—when fresh peaches are in season.

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Another alternative to the mimosa, this Prosecco-based cocktail has a floral flavor to it from lavender bitters.

Champagne and Orange juice in Champagne glass.
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For this classic two-ingredient cocktail, ratios are what matters. We recommend a two-to-one proportion of Prosecco to orange juice. But play around with what tastes right to you.

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