We’re focusing on celebration cocktails in this issue, which of course all include fizz. Wow your friends with our top 10…
1. Lemon Sherbet Fizz
A citrusy, tangy, fresh, lip-smacking delight! Put a heaped teaspoon of lemon sorbet into a champagne flute and add a few drops of lime cordial. Top up with cold prosecco and stir. Garnish with lemon to serve.
2. Blushing Bellini
A gorgeous red colour, perfect for the festive season. Mix 20ml freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, 20ml crème de cassis and 20ml vodka with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a tall glass and top with prosecco.
3. Prosecco Pomander
An orangey hit using clementines for a Christmassy flavour. Combine the juice of one clementine with one part Cointreau and three parts prosecco in a champagne glass. To make it a show-stopper, garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of clementine studded with cloves.
4. Raspberry Limoncello Spritz
Perfect for a girl’s night in and ready in less than five minutes. Pour a bottle of prosecco into a large pitcher, add 150ml limoncello and a few sprigs of mint and give it a swirl. Add a few frozen raspberries and pour the spritz over.
5. Gin Fizz
Easy peasy, refreshing and light. Shake a double measure of gin with a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and a teaspoon of powdered sugar in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top up with a dash of prosecco and a lemon slice.
6. Caribou martini
Roasted bitterness of coffee and light, fruity notes of prosecco make for an interesting flavour. Pour a double measure of coffee-flavoured vodka into a sugar-rimmed glass and top up with champagne. Throw in a coffee bean to serve.
7. Aperol mimosa
Aperol spritz is one of the biggest drink trends of this year. Here’s an Italian twist on a traditional Buck’s Fizz, perfect for Christmas morning. Put 20ml of Aperol and 20ml of orange juice into a champagne glass and top with prosecco.
8. Negroni twist
Swap the gin of a classic negroni with prosecco. Put ice cubes in a glass and pour over 25ml Campari and 25ml sweet vermouth. Top with prosecco and serve with an orange slice.
9. Sloe gin royale
We always look forward to sloe gin in the colder months. This one will keep you feeling jolly all winter long. Pour 50ml prosecco into a coupe glass, add a sprig of fresh rosemary then slowly pour in 25ml cherry brandy and 25ml sloe gin so they sink to the bottom.
10. Prosecco margarita
A tangy margarita with a fizzy punch. Add a bottle of prosecco, lime juice of one lime, 25ml measure of tequila and 15ml of cointreau into a pitcher. Run lime around the rim of each champagne flute and then dip in coarse sea salt. Divide between the glasses and garnish.