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Top 5 Sparkling Wine Cocktails for Summer

Sponsored Post 5th Jul, 2024 Updated: 8th Jul, 2024   0

The sun is around again, and those who want to celebrate this season with style will surely love to learn a few sparkling wine and fruit cocktail recipes.

After all, white wines are the favourite drinks of over 20% of the British population, according to recent estimates.

Sparkling wines are naturally refreshing and bubbly, but you don’t need to stop there.

Here’s how to make your sparkling wines taste like summer.

Top Five Sparkling Wine Cocktail Recipes you need to try

No one needs to run out of ideas for summer party cocktails. You can prepare plenty of uncomplicated cocktail recipes in only a few minutes. Check out the top five sparkling wine cocktail recipes below.

Bellini and Mimosa to elevate your summer celebrations

A Bellini is one of the simplest and most popular sparkling wine cocktails. It’s a fantastic option to spice up your brunch. This light and fizzy drink is made of fresh peach juice and sparkling white wine or prosecco.

The Mimosa is another fizzy and fruity variation of the refreshing Bellini cocktail, which takes champagne and orange juice. Although both options are equally delicious, their recipes have a crucial difference. While Mimosas use juice, Bellinis use fruit pureé.

It is always a good time for a Spritz

A classic spritz combines herbal aperitif, prosecco, sparkling water or club soda and a slice of orange for good measure. It’s also one of the easiest summer drink recipes, requiring mixing all the ingredients in your favourite glass. You can make it taste sweeter by adding more prosecco. Alternatively, use more club soda than prosecco and liqueur to make it less alcoholic.

The French 75: for gin and sparkling wine lovers

The French 75 has a curious history. Its name derives from a French field gun used during World War I. Your tastebuds will surely feel peaceful, though, with this mix of gin, lemon juice, chilled Franciacorta or prosecco, syrup and ice. This recipe gets even fresher if you add lemon peel.

Hugo Cocktail: perfection for a summer aperitivo

Take your Prosecco to the next level with the Hugo Cocktail. Add club soda, syrup or elderflower cordial, a slice of lime and fresh mint. To get the best taste from the fresh mint, add it at the bottom of the glass and muddle it with syrup or elderflower cordial. The combination of lime and mint makes this drink one of the most refreshing summer cocktails.

Black Velvet: for those who would never renounce a beer in summer

Gear up your Prosecco or Franciacorta for St Patrick’s Day by adding Guinness to your glass. There isn’t much of a recipe for it: you must mix half a glass of your favourite sparkling wine with half a glass of the Irish stout. There’s only one rule: ensure both drinks are chilled to their maximum since this cocktail doesn’t take ice. Traditionally, Black Velvet is prepared with prosecco, but it goes well with any sparkling white wine.

The human tongue has about 4,000 taste buds, and the recipes above can please all of them. Use your creativity to make fruity and refreshing combinations with the bottles and fruits in your fridge!

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