Here are all the best Prosecco cocktails! They’re sophisticated and classy, perfect for brunch, afternoon, or evening parties.
Got a bottle of Prosecco you want to make even better? Make one of these top Prosecco cocktails! These drinks are extremely versatile: there are options for fruity brunch drinks, sippable afternoon drinks, and classic and sophisticated evening drinks. Whenever you’re ready to pop open a bottle, there’s a drink for you! Here are a few of our top Prosecco cocktails for any occasion! (And remember, these Top 20 Champagne Cocktails work too.)
This St Germain Prosecco cocktail is sophisticated and refreshing: floral, botanical, tangy, and bubbly all at once. St Germain is a liqueur made with elderflowers, the small white flowers of an elderberry plant. This bottle of fancy liqueur should be part of your alcohol arsenal: it's perfect for cocktails of all kinds!
Made with: St Germain, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, Prosecco
Here’s a Prosecco cocktail that’s full of beautiful fresh flavor: the peach Bellini! The bellini is a classic cocktail that comes from Italy. The combination of bubbly Prosecco and sweet peaches couldn’t be more refreshing! It’s ideal in the summer during peach season, as a signature drink for cocktail hour. And of course, it’s natural for brunch like its cousin the mimosa. Luckily, you can use either fresh or frozen peaches: so you can make it anytime!
Bubbly, citrusy, herbal, subtly bitter and lightly sweet…it's the Aperol spritz! This drink is renowned the world over, reaching max popularity in the 2000’s. But did you know it’s actually a classic cocktail from the 1950’s? This Italian cocktail has been capturing hearts and minds for years. Made the right way: it’s absolutely worth the hype. Also try: Amaro Spritz or Campari Spritz.
Perhaps the most famous bubbly drink is the mimosa! How to make a perfect mimosa? Use Prosecco instead of champagne for a sweeter, nuanced flavor. Use it with a heavy hand, and add a dash of orange liqueur. It’s tart, just sweet enough, and bubbly as all get out.
A gin Prosecco cocktail is actually a French 75! It’s tangy, bubbly, and a bit botanical. Perfect for entertaining, use it as a brunch drink or a dinner party with friends. Really, any occasion is better with this drink in hand! The flavors are simple and classy.
Made with: Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, Prosecco
This Italian Prosecco cocktail is a spin-off on the Aperol spritz and even better, in our opinion. It’s made with delicate floral elderflower liqueur and bubbly Prosecco, which compliment each other perfectly. The bubbly combination transports you right to Northern Italy, where this cocktail was born and is popular to this day.
Made with: St Germain elderflower liqueur, Prosecco, soda water, fresh mint
Want an easy Prosecco cocktail that’s festive and sophisticated? There’s nothing better than a Kir Royale! This famous French cocktail stars black currant liqueur and sparkling wine: and the berries and bubbles suit each other perfectly. The best cocktail recipes are simple perfection, and there’s nothing better than this 2 ingredient combination. Here’s the backstory behind this famous drink, and a few tricks to making the very best Kir Royale.
Meet the Negroni sbagliato, a “mixed up” version of the classic cocktail using sparkling wine instead of gin! The lightly sweet champagne against the bitter Campari and sweet vermouth makes for a better balanced flavor than with gin. Who can’t resist a little bubbly?
This cranberry Prosecco cocktail has a brilliant color and cozy vibe, and the flavor is tart and refreshing. It uses only a few simple ingredients. Make sure to find 100% cranberry juice for this one, not sweetened.
The French 75 is one of our favorite cocktails, so it’s high time we’ve discovered its vodka-based cousin. Meet the French 76! This classy cocktail is just as sophisticated as its cousin drink, using vodka instead of the traditional gin. It’s got a light, bright flavor and effervescent bubbles: ideal for any time you need a festive signature drink.
Made with: Vodka, lemon juice, Prosecco, simple syrup
Need a light mixed drink? Try the Campari spritz! Bitter and bubbly, this cocktail mixes that popular aperitif with sparkling wine and soda water. What could be more refreshing? Campari is bitter-forward, so this cocktail is a drink is made for Campari lovers. It’s a nice change from the Negroni or Americano.
Want a Mojito topped off with Prosecco? Enter the Old Cuban cocktail: one part Mojito, one part French 75. This mashup cocktail is a modern classic created by a famous bartender in the early 2000’s. It’s minty fresh, with complexity from the bitters and vanilla and coconut notes from the aged rum.
Looking for a refreshing, bubbly Prosecco cocktail that’s light and carefree? Meet the Amaro Spritz! You may know the renowned Aperol spritz, but you don’t need Aperol to make a spritz! No, the classic spritz works with any Italian bitter: just follow the classic spritz ratio of 3-2-1. With our favorite amaro (Meletti), it’s glowing golden brown and tastes almost like cola, with caramely notes.
Try the French 77! This Prosecco cocktail is a spin on the classic French 75 that adds St Germain elderflower liqueur. And dare we say it: it makes this classic cocktail even better. It’s bubbly and effervescent, with the floral undertones and the zing of fresh lemon juice.
Made with: St Germain elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and Prosecco
When it comes to festive cocktails…well, this one might take the cake. Try this Pomegranate Mimosa! The combination of sweet tart pomegranate, orange perfume and airy bubbles is extremely satisfying and versatile. Call it a Pomegranate Mimosa in the day and a Pomegranate Prosecco Sparkler in the evening.
Made with: Pomegranate juice, Aperol, Prosecco
Prosecco vs other sparkling wines
Our default for bubbly cocktails is Prosecco, which we prefer over champagne. Why? A great bottle of Prosecco is cheaper than a great bottle of Champagne, because the manufacturing process is easier (read more at Prosecco vs Champagne). Also, we like the flavor even better! Feel free to use whatever sparkling wine you like, just make sure it is “brut” or dry. Here are the differences between some popular sparkling wines:
Prosecco: Italian sparkling wine. It’s a little sweeter than champagne and has lighter bubbles. It’s fruity and flowery, with notes of apple, pear and lemon.
Champagne: French sparkling wine. It tastes bubbly and fruity, with undertones of almond and orange. It’s typically the most expensive sparkling wine.
Cava: Spanish sparkling wine. It has more citrus notes, and is a little more savory and less fruity.
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: