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Cherry Thyme Prosecco Cocktail

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A fairly new tradition in our household are these Cherry Thyme Prosecco Cocktails. I started making them last Christmas and loved them so much that they carried on to the New Year and on numerous times thereafter.

cherry thyme champagne cocktail recipe

After having had a full-blown kitchen fail on Christmas Eve that involved burning a pot so badly that I needed to throw it away (it happens to the best of us) I realized in the whole scheme of things that the memory of me burning Christmas Eve dinner will be more fun and memorable than the memory of the dinner that I was supposed to make. Although it wasn’t a feast I had originally envisioned one good thing that came out of it were these impromptu Cherry Thyme Prosecco Cocktails.

I love Prosecco but I LOVE Prosecco cocktails. The thyme really makes this drink elegant and delightful. You can make the cherry mixture days ahead of time and just keep it in the fridge until you are ready for a drink. I use an inexpensive Prosecco to make these, but you can use whatever sparkling white wine you like.

Cherry Thyme Prosecco Cocktail Ingredients //

I got this recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle newsletter, Goop.

  • 1 bottle of Prosecco or sparkling white wine
  • 1 (10-ounce) can of whole cherries (not pie filling, but canned cherries)
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • Lemon
cherry thyme champagne cocktail recipe

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1:

Drain the cherry juice into a saucepan. Put the cherries in a jar for later.

cherry thyme champagne cocktail recipe

Step 2:

Simmer the juice and thyme over low heat for about 5 minutes. Take off the heat and let it cool.

cherry thyme champagne cocktail recipe

Step 3:

Pour the cooled juice over the cherries.

cherry thyme champagne cocktail recipe

Step 4:

Put about 1 to 2 Tablespoons of the cherry juice in the bottom of a champagne glass. Add one cherry to the glass. Pour the Prosecco over the cherries. Garnish with a small sprig of thyme.

Squeeze a bit of lemon juice in each glass. Someone told me once, that lemon is to cocktails as salt is to food. It enhances the flavor. It really makes a difference here.

cherry thyme champagne cocktail recipe

Tips to make Cherry Thyme Prosecco Cocktails 

There are so many ways to source the ingredients for this cocktail. I like using canned Cherries as the sweetness of the syrup will add a nice cherry flavour to your cocktail.

I also prefer fresh lime juice in my cocktails and always squeeze the lime juice into the cocktail rather than soaking a piece of lime in the drink. The lime juice will enhance the flavour of the cocktail more than the piece of lime. 

What to serve these cocktails with //

I usually serve these Prosecco cocktails when I am preparing a big feast. I usually make them during our Christmas meal or during our thanksgiving meal. These Prosecco cocktails taste great with Italian dishes especially with the Boursin Cheese Pasta or with a Chicken dish like the Oven Fried Chicken or even the Baked Balsamic Chicken.

cherry thyme champagne cocktails

Cherry Thyme Prosecco Cocktail

Yield: serves 4

Cherry Thyme Prosecco Cocktails - make the cherry thyme syrup ahead of time and add a tablespoon or two in the bottom of a glass of Prosecco. Garnish with cherries and lemon.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Prosecco or sparkling white wine
  • 1 (10-ounce) can of whole cherries (not pie filling, but canned cherries)
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • lemon

Instructions

  1. Drain the cherry juice into a saucepan. Put the cherries in a jar for later.
  2. Simmer the juice and thyme over low heat for about 5 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool.
  3. Pour the cooled juice over the cherries.
  4. Put about 1 to 2 Tablespoons of the cherry juice in the bottom of a champagne glass. Add one cherry to the glass. Pour the Prosecco over the cherries. Garnish with a small sprig of thyme. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice in each glass. Someone told me once, that lemon is to cocktails as salt is to food. It enhances the flavor. It really makes a difference here.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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mickey

Wednesday 31st of December 2014

Thanks for this recipe, Bree. I love finding or inventing new cocktail recipes. I'm going to make this today with my new year's eve champagne. Sounds yummy!

bakedbree

Monday 12th of January 2015

You are welcome!

Law Robinson

Saturday 16th of February 2013

Trying this tonight, thank you!

bakedbree

Thursday 21st of February 2013

Cheers!

Conspiracy girl

Monday 28th of February 2011

hi,

Your inventions was so spectacular. Perfect for my mother's birthday next week. Hope she will liked it.....

bakedbree

Tuesday 1st of March 2011

thanks, this is a favorite cocktail of mine.

Haley

Wednesday 29th of December 2010

I picked up the ingredients today to make these. They look tasty.

bakedbree

Thursday 30th of December 2010

a little too tasty! Hope that you picked up some aspirin too!!

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