This Prosecco cocktail is sophisticated and classy, with citrus notes from Grand Marnier and lots of bubbles. Perfect for parties and celebrations!
Got a bottle of Prosecco you want to make even better? Try this Prosecco cocktail. It’s classy and sophisticated, pairing the citrus notes of Grand Marnier with lots of bubbles. Add an orange twist and it’s a fancy cocktail that takes only minutes to make! Alex and I made this one with an extra bottle from making our Prosecco mimosas (highly recommend!). It’s almost an evening version of a mimosa: strong on the citrus but with an “after 4 pm” vibe. Ready to get drinking?
What’s in this Prosecco cocktail?
This Prosecco cocktail is one idea of hundreds on how to use a bottle of this Italian champagne to make a mixed drink. Why drink Prosecco over champagne? It’s a little sweeter than champagne and has bigger bubbles. The flavor is more nuanced: you’ll get notes of apple, pear and lemon. It’s such a treat! Prosecco is a little cheaper than champagne; it’s usually about $15 per bottle. Here’s what’s in this easy Prosecco cocktail:
- Grand Marnier
- Lemon juice
How to make a Prosecco cocktail
The recipe here literally could not be easier. All you have to do is mix Grand Marnier and lemon juice in a champagne flute, then add the Prosecco and let the bubbles begin. No fancy tools like a cocktail shaker needed! You don’t want to disturb those beautiful bubbles!
What’s Grand Marnier?
You’ll notice Grand Marnier brings the an orange scent to this Prosecco cocktail. But what is it? Grand Marnier is a French blend of cognac and bitter orange liqueur. The bottle you’ll typically see is actually called Cordon Rouge: that’s the Grand Marnier brand’s most popular product. Grand Marnier can also be used as a generic term for orange liqueur. (Yes, it’s confusing.)
What does Grand Marnier taste like? You’ll taste bitter orange and brandy, and then backend notes of vanilla and oak. (Source.) It’s perfect for adding a bit of sophistication to this Prosecco cocktail. It’s absolutely worth snagging a bottle. You can also use it to make our Cadillac Margarita (so good!).
Garnish with an orange twist
The finishing touch to this Prosecco cocktail: an orange twist garnish! It’s not necessary, but it makes the presentation stunning. Not sure how to make one? Alex came up with an easy method where you don’t even need a fancy zesting tool. You can make it with just a knife! Our instructions are for making a lemon twist, but it works for orange and lime as well. Go to How to Make a Lemon Twist.
More easy Prosecco cocktails!
Not sure whether you want to commit to this Prosecco cocktail? Here are a few more of our favorites that might strike your fancy!
When to serve a Prosecco cocktail
This Prosecco cocktail is festive and makes any occasion more celebratory! Here are some great times to serve it:
- New Year’s Eve drink
- Holiday drink
- Bridal shower, bachelorette party or girls night drink
- Celebration drink (you got that job or promotion, had a baby, etc!)
- Romantic dinner or dinner party drink
This Prosecco cocktail is sophisticated and classy, with citrus notes and lots of bubbles. It’s easy to whip up for parties and celebrations!
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Prosecco
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Grand Marnier
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Garnish: orange twist
- Add the Grand Marnier and lemon juice to a champagne flute and swirl to combine.
- Tilt the glass at an angle and pour in the Prosecco. Garnish with an orange twist.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Poured
- Cuisine: Cocktails
Keywords: Prosecco cocktail
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- Tom Collins Cocktail This popular sweet sour cocktail is light and bubbly! Don’t forget the cherry.
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.