An easy two ingredient layered Prosecco cocktail recipe perfect for ringing in the New Year. Wondering what is the difference between Champagne and Prosecco? Read on!
There’s nothing like a two ingredient cocktail that takes only seconds to make to help you ring in the New Year! It’s basically obligatory that a New Year’s cocktail has some kind of bubbly it.
Instead of going with the traditional Champagne route, this year I’m popping the Prosecco! All that’s left is gently pouring in a little grenadine syrup that will settle under the Prosecco to create a beautiful layered effect.
If you’re wondering what are the differences between Champagne and Prosecco, there are many! Champagne is only produced in the Champagne region of France, from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. Prosecco originated in the village of Prosecco, Italy. There are differences in taste too. In my opinion, Prosecco is easier to drink than Champagne. Sometimes the fancier champagne is, the stronger and stranger it tastes to me! Your experience might be totally different though.
Because of the way it is produced, Prosecco doesn’t stay bubbly as long. The most important difference between Champagne and Prosecco might be the price. An equal quality bottle of Prosecco might cost a third of the price of a bottle of Champagne!
During our trip to Red Mountain last year, I learned that sparking wine of any kind is best served in an open glass. Although champagne flutes are beautiful and very classy, it’s actually not the best way to enjoy a nice glass of Champagne or Prosecco. A traditional wine glass or a coup allow your bubbly to breathe so you can enjoy its subtleties.
I have a selection of vintage coups that I use for all sorts of cocktails, including the Prosecco recipe I am sharing today. They are incredibly delicate. Every time I use them I feel like I’m on the set of Mad Men or sipping a drink at a Speakeasy in the roaring 20’s. If you like to visit flea markets, definitely keep an eye out for them. You can also find them on Amazon – I particularly like this 1930’s stemware-inspired set.
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Layered Grenadine Prosecco Cocktail
Yields Makes 1 cocktail
3 minPrep Time
3 minTotal Time
- Fill a coup or champagne flute 2/3 full with prosecco or champagne.
- Pour 0.5 ounce grenadine slowly down the side of the glass. Because it is more dense than the prosecco, it will layer on the bottom of the glass.