New Years Eve is right around the corner, and there is no better way to celebrate than with a new kind of bubbly. While sparkling like champagne, Prosecco is specifically produced in Italy, with fruit forward notes and a sweeter flavor profile. It’s perfect for dressing up with slices of fresh fruit, a few drops of liqueur, flavored simple syrup or with a sweet sugar rim. The possibilities are endless. Want to go alcohol free? We have a bright citrus mocktail that’s perfect for the occasion.
Prosecco Bar Tips
I used raspberries and lemon slices, but you can really use anything! Sliced strawberries, fresh pineapple and blueberries are all great options.
Frozen Green Grapes
Frozen grapes are a great way to keep drinks cold without the risk of watering it down as guests chat it up at your party.
I used a berry liqueur which added a lovely amount of color to the prosecco, but you could add in an herbal or other fruit liquor to provide options.
Flavored Simple Syrup
Mint or Orange (recipes below) are great base for salting the rim of a glass, or adding a little touch of flavor to your drink.
have an area where guests can sugar the rim of their glass, or go the extra mile and do it beforehand. You can use flavored simple syrups or lemon juice as the base.
Mint, rosemary, or thyme are a great addition to a glass to engage all of your senses and add just a touch of flavor.
Orange, lemonade, cranberry, pomegranate, you name it. Prosecco’s bright and sparkling nature lends itself perfectly to mixing with fruit juice.
4oz Sprouts Limoncello Mocktail
1.5oz Orange Simple Syrup (recipe below)
Sprig of Mint
Splash of Club Soda
- Combine Limoncello Mocktail and simple syrup and stir well.
- Add ice, sprig of mint, and float a bit of club soda on top.
These twists on the classic simple syrup are bright, delicious and perfect for loads of other cocktails.
Orange Simple Syrup
scant cup sugar
juice from one orange
zest from ½ orange peel
- Combine water and sugar, orange juice and zest in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir until all of the sugar has dissolved.
- Chill in the fridge until ready to use.
Mint Simple Syrup
scant cup sugar
handful of fresh mint
- Combine water and sugar, and mint in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir until all all of the sugar has dissolved. Reduce to low and let simmer gently for 5 minutes longer.
- Strain out mint and chill in the fridge until ready to use.