Christmas Day Prosecco Cocktail Ideas
Christmas Day Prosecco Cocktail Ideas
Not sure about you, but if you are like me I am busy planning the Big Day, the table, which glasses & cutlery shall we use, table décor and most importantly what will we all going drink on Christmas Day, after lots of searching I have found a selection of Christmas Day Prosecco Cocktail ideas, I have found some delicious ones and thought I would share my favourites with you all…..
Prosecco is great on its own but also benefits from the addition of other carefully chosen ingredients to make the most enjoyable tasting cocktails.
If you Love Gin & Prosecco this one is for you
This slightly sweet, slightly sharp Prosecco royale mixed with sloe gin is the perfect festive cocktail to kick off your Christmas party
1 Rosemary sprig rosemary
25 ml Cherry brandy
50 ml Prosecco
25 ml Sloe gin
Fill a glass with crushed ice and pour over the Prosecco.
Hold the rosemary sprig in the palm of your hand and clap the other hand sharply over it to lightly bruise the leaves before dropping it into the glass. Slowly pour the sloe gin and cherry brandy into the glass so that they sink to the bottom. Serve immediately. Try it with a frosted glass. (courtesy of BBC Food)
Our next one to try is ………
The Blackberry Ombre Sparklers are one of the prettiest cocktails out there
1 cup fresh blackberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 bottle champagne or Prosecco
In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil on high heat, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook for approximately 15-17 minutes. The blackberries will become soft and bright in color and a pinkish purple syrup will form. Making sure it cooks down enough is essential to keeping the ombre effect. Take off of the heat and drain the blackberries, keeping the syrup in a separate bowl. Set both aside and allow to cool.
Once blackberries and simple syrup are cooled, spoon about 4 tablespoons of syrup into the bottom of each champagne flute (this recipe makes 4 drinks)
Top with champagne.
Garnish with fresh blackberries or the cooked blackberries, and a sprig of rosemary.
(This fantastic recipe was taken from the cookie rookie)
Cranberry Orange Prosecco Cocktail
Almost as beautiful as it is easy, this Cranberry Orange Prosecco Cocktail with candied rosemary is sure to please!
For the candied rosemary
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
25 oz fresh rosemary leaves
1 cup granulated sugar
For the cranberry orange prosecco
4 teaspoons cranberry jam
zest of 1/2 orange
1 bottle prosecco
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine ½ cup sugar with ½ cup water. Stir occasionally until sugar melts completely, then turn heat to a simmer and add in rosemary. Cook for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and allow rosemary to soak in sugar syrup for 30 minutes.
Place 1 cup of sugar into a small bowl. Remove the rosemary from the sugar syrup and dip each piece into the bowl. Shake off excess sugar and place on a cooling rack. Allow rosemary to set for at least 30 minutes more. To speed up process, place in freezer.
To make the prosecco cocktail, combine cranberry jam with orange zest. Spoon 1 teaspoon into each champagne flute. Pour a few ounces of prosecco and stir. Continue pouring until you almost reach the top of the glass, then top with candied rosemary!
Don’t know about you but I really cant decide which one I am going to try, to finish here’s a Mocktail Recipe to try
Cranberry Fizz Mocktail
3 ounces of ginger ale
3 ounces of cranberry juice
splash of lemon or lime juice
3 tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon completely blended
Rub a lemon or lime around the rim of your glass and then dip into the sugar/cinnamon mix.
Fill the glass with ice.
Add then cranberry
Add a splash of fresh juice of lemon or lime.
Top off with ginger ale….. or for an alcoholic version add sparking cider (taken from thistlewood farms)
Whichever one you choose have a Fabulous time & Merry Christmas to you all. 2017 has been fantastic and here’s to a even better Year with lots of lovely things planned in 2018