There are very few things that I think are more festive or delicious than a beautiful glass of champagne. To make it even more fun I like to add a little scoop of sorbet to the glass and a few springs of mint. These Prosecco Sorbet Cocktails are equally refreshing to welcome the new year, or in the backyard in the summer.
It’s one of my favorite days of the year, New Year’s Eve! I love saying goodbye to the year and welcoming the upcoming one. In fact, the week between Christmas and New Years is actually my favorite of the year. I do my absolute best to tie up loose ends and start the year with a clean slate. Clean inbox, projects wrapped up, and a very clean Christmas-free house. It feels really good.
I usually welcome the new year by myself on the couch watching the ball drop. Wes is not exactly a night owl, and even though it is not very romantic to reach midnight by myself, it is a tradition that I really love. I sip a cocktail, and then go into the kid’s rooms, whisper a Happy New Year into their ears and give them a kiss and make my way to bed.
Why You Will Love This Cocktail //
- It is a refreshing and light drink.
- The combination of prosecco and sorbet can create a unique and delicious flavor.
- The bubbles in the prosecco can add a fun and festive touch to the cocktail.
- Sorbet adds a fruity and sweet element to the drink, making it a tasty and enjoyable option.
- 1 bottle Prosecco
- Angostura Bitters
- 1 pint lemon sorbet
- 1 pint blood orange sorbet
How To Make // The Steps
Step 1: Add a 2-3 dashes of bitters to the bottom of a glass. Add a few small scoops of sorbet to the glass.
Step 2: Add a few sprigs of mint.
Step 3: Pour prosecco over sorbet.
How To Jazz Up The Cocktail //
Want to jazz up your fruity cocktail? Try adding herbs, such as basil, to the cocktail to give it a refreshing and aromatic flavor. Other ingredients that can be added to give it a unique twist include liqueurs, such as elderflower or Aperol, or spices, such as cinnamon or cardamom. Experimenting with different ingredients can help you create a prosecco cocktail that is perfectly suited to your personal taste.
Ingredient Substitution and Variations //
You can definitely use sparkling wine or champagne in place of prosecco but given how expensive champagne usually is, you may want to drink this by itself and use a cheaper substitute when mixing it with other ingredients. You could also substitute a different type of fruit juice or puree for the sorbet. For example, raspberry puree or peach nectar could be used instead of the sorbet if you want a different fruit taste. The important thing is to experiment and find the combination of ingredients that you enjoy the most.
Yes, you can. To do this, prepare the prosecco and sorbet mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator. When you’re up for a beverage, pour the mixture into glasses and add a splash of prosecco or sparkling wine to each glass. This will help to maintain the bubbles in the drink and keep it fresh and flavorful. In case you don’t know how sorbet works, it will indeed melt if left to sit at room temperature.
They both contain wine and bubbles but that’s where the comparisons end. Prosecco and sparkling wine are made differently, can come from different regions, and can be made from different grapes. To make prosecco, wine is fermented in a large tank and then bottled under pressure to create the sparkles. Sparkling wine, on the other hand, is more generic. Anything can be considered sparkling wine that is produced using the traditional method — fermenting the wine in the bottle and allowing it to age on the lees (dead yeast cells) for a period of time.
An open bottle of prosecco will generally last for 2-3 days if it is stored properly in the refrigerator before it begins to lose its flavor and bubbles. To help preserve an open bottle of prosecco, invest in a wine stopper and put it back in the fridge between rounds.
How To Store Prosecco Sorbets //
Pour the cocktails into a sealable container with a tight-fitting lid, such as a plastic container or a glass jar. Be sure to leave some space, as the cocktails may expand as they freeze. Store them in the freezer until you’re ready to indulge once more. Letting it thaw at room temperature for several minutes will make it easier to scoop.