I love sparkling wine and champagne. It definitely gives a lighter, fresher feel than some white wines and heavier reds. And it just has something celebratory about it, you know.
But, Prosecco is being featured more and more and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Champagne, sparkling wine and Prosecco are all very different, both in the types of grapes used, the regions they are produced and even the fermentation process that is used. But, unless you are a connoisseur or real wine buff, the taste difference between sparkling wine or champagne and Prosecco would be tough to pinpoint.
Produced in the Veneto region of Italy, Prosecco is a dry wine that pairs well with many flavours. And the price can’t be beat; a bottle of Prosecco is much more affordable than a bottle of Champagne or high-end sparkling wine, making it a great choice for small gatherings, entertaining at home or even a larger party.
I was experimenting many years ago with the flavours of this cocktail and used Champagne. Prosecco swaps brilliantly, and may even taste a little bit better.
It’s such a simple recipe, you only need two things….are you ready for it?
2. Flavoured liqueur.
I choose to use Alize liqueur because I find the passion fruit undertones pairs so nicely with the effervescence of the Prosecco. But, use your own favourite, or experiment to find the right mix.
That’s it. Maybe something to garnish with if you are feeling a little fancy. But, really, that’s it. And it tastes so much more complex than it is to make.
Happy New Year!