Cool-off this summer with a delicious wine cocktail made from a dry sparkling called prosecco. It makes for the perfect basis of a cocktail because it blends smoothly, has a light texture and is best served cold. Try some of our favourite prosecco cocktails below and/or experiment with your own!
Cranberry and orange
Enjoy a chilled cocktail of fresh orange juice and cranberries mixed with ice-cold prosecco. Serve with a wedge of orange.
Gin and elderflower
Mix a shot of gin with prosecco and a dash of ginger for tasty evening cocktail. Garnish with a wedge of lime and rim the glass with salt.
Strawberry and prosecco sangria
Use dry, white prosecco in your favourite sangria recipe – it tastes so amazing! Serve with slices of strawberry and lemon.
Limoncello and raspberry cooler
Use limoncello as a mixer alongside your prosecco for a super-sweet afternoon beverage. Add some fresh raspberries and mint before serving.
Pineapple and mint
Make your own fresh pineapple juice and garnish with mint before adding some prosecco to taste!
Watermelon and mint
Juice some watermelon, add some crushed ice and season with mint for this light and tasty prosecco cocktail.
We’ve saved the best until last! This is a modern take to a classic margarita recipe. Just swap the tequila with chilled prosecco.
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Who doesn’t love sipping on a super-cool cocktail in the balmy summer weather? Spruce up your skills and try these delicious beverages which are sure to be a hit at any summer get-together.
There’s nothing more summery than a cool mojito, especially since it tastes so crisp and fresh. Use fresh mint straight from the garden for that authentic taste – yum!
Enjoy a fruity bellini made with crushed ice and frozen strawberries for extra flavour. Keep a pack in the fridge and don’t forget to mix and match with blueberries and raspberries for a truly unique taste.
Round up all your favourite fruits with a pitcher of Pimms for the entire party. This is the perfect drink to share since it’s so tasty!
Bring a new twist to a classic margarita by incorporating some seasonal summer cocktails into the mix. Our favourite has to be watermelon since it’s cool and fresh on a hot day.
Long Island Ice Tea
Who doesn’t love the taste of a Long Island? Make this one into a punch for the entire party to enjoy and make sure to finish off with a glazed cherry.
Enjoy an ice-cold Mimosa which is perfect for those who prefer something light and crisp to begin the evening.
A delicious Piña Colada is a summertime staple since it combines a fruity pineapple taste with a dash of dry rum.
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Odds are you haven’t yet heard of tepache; the new cocktail which is made from pineapple rinds and sweetened with piloncillo or brown sugar to taste. This delicious summer beverage is easy to make at home and is ideal for those balmy summer nights.
Try some of your very own tepache cocktails with a little inspiration below! Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram: @shesaid if you make any of these tasty drinks.
Did you know that tepache can also be brewed to create a fruity beer? Combine three pineapples, some brown sugar, cinnamon, water and yeast to replicate that classic taste at home.
Tepache cocktail from Qui
This famous cocktail replicated by Camille Styles is the ultimate way to enjoy tepache with a few of your favourite liqueurs. One shot of Tepache, a splash of pineapple juice, one shot of Balcone’s Rumble, mint and crushed ice is the best way to enjoy your drink.
Enjoy that classic margarita with a twist by substituting tequila for a shot of tasty tepache. The taste isn’t too overpowering and makes for a sweet, fruity cocktail.
Tepache and Bourbon
Combine teach, lemon juice, crushed ice and bourbon into a cocktail shaker, and serve ice-cold with mint and lime. Yum!
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Mojito’s are refreshing summer drinks which are perfect if you want to cool off with a glass – or two.
The combination of rum and fresh mint makes them suitable for winding down next to the pool, or even just a popular drink if you’re having people over. Create this easy recipe at home using lime, mint, sugar, soda, and rum – that’s it!
30 leaves of fresh mint
3/2 cup white sugar
1 cup white rum
Club soda and ice
- Squeeze the lime pieces into a dish, and then combine the mint leaves and sugar. Make sure to clap your hands together to bruise the leaves – this is where all the extra flavour comes from.
- Use a muddle stick (or wooden spoon) to wash them all together. This should only take a few minutes, and look like a thick juice.
- Add into a pitcher, and combine the white rum, ice cubes, club soda, and top-off with some additional mint leaves for added flavour.
Image and Recipe via Wife of A Bartender, Glow Magazine