National Prosecco Day!
I don't know about you but I love the occasional glass of Prosecco with a little frozen fruit thrown in for decoration, flavour and keeping it extra cool. And on National Prosecco Day (13th August 2020) why not raise a toast to the last few weeks of the summer?
Prosecco is made in the Veneto region of Italy using a variety of grape called Glera. It's lighter than champagne. And maybe because it's a bit less expensive than it's French cousin that's why it has been rising in popularity over the years, particularly in the UK and the US.
Delicious served chilled and neat, it's also the basis for so many fantastic cocktails. One of the all-time classics has to be Aperol Spritz. Using the Italian aperitif Aperol, Prosecco and soda, this refreshing cocktail first became popular in the 1950’s. It's my top pick when I'm sat chilling in the hot tub in the warm summer evening. And it's really easy to make. Add a measure of Aperol to a wine glass, top up with a little prosecco, and some soda water for a long, refreshing drink. Best served with an orange garnish and when you're relaxing in a hot tub!
For 2 servings
100 ml Aperol
150 ml Prosecco
Soda to top up. Serve chilled and garnished with a slice of orange.
Pick your favourite
If orange isn't your favourite, then have a look at the other options in the Prosecco Cocktails photo below. They all look and sound amazing, but for me I can't make mind up between Green Ginger Fizz and the English Garden.
Imagine you are sat in your hot tub, watching the sun setting in the distance. Which Prosecco cocktail would you be drinking?