Happy Prosecco day, people! It’s been a while since we did a cocktail blog, and if you ask us, that’s simply far too long! Let’s get right down to it, with Joe’s top cocktail recipes using Prosecco, with – of course – a Joe Browns twist.


Aperol Spritz

Everyone’s favourite brunch drink – and usually the reason things get a little naughty when brunching! Here’s Joe’s favourite way to make Aperol Spritz. 


Ingredients (Yields 2)

  • 100ml Aperol
  • 150ml Prosecco, chilled
  • 50ml sparkling or soda water 
  • Ice 
  • Orange or grapefruit slices to garnish
  • For the twist: 50ml elderflower liqueur



  • Fill a jug with plenty of ice and add your Prosecco, Aperol and soda (followed by your elderflower liqueur if you desire) and stir briefly
  • Garnish with your fruit slice of choice and prepare some rind twists if you want to get fancy!
  • Pour into your wine glasses and garnish with your rind twist to serve


Pear Drop Bellini 

The clue is in the name, to give you a hint! Let’s put a spin on the classic and show you how to rustle up a pear (heh) of Pear Drop Bellinis. 


Ingredients (Yields 2)

  • One bottle of chilled Prosecco
  • 2 pear drops (you can eat the rest!)



  • Add your pear drop to a champagne flute
  • Top up with your Prosecco, leave for five minutes
  • Stir and serve!



Prosecco Sunrise

If any of you can’t stand tequila as a result of one fateful night, then you can still experience the greatness of grenadine in the Prosecco Sunrise! The trick is to make sure all of your ingredients are perfectly chilled before mixing.


Ingredients (Yields 4)

  • Half a bottle Prosecco, chilled
  • 1 cup orange juice, chilled
  • 1 cup pineapple juice, chilled
  • Grenadine syrup
  • Garnishes of choice (we love a classic orange rind twist!)



  • Combine your juices together for a twist on the classic method and stir to make sure your cocktail is evenly mixed
  • Fill your champagne flutes halfway with this juice
  • Top with Prosecco
  • Add ½ tsp grenadine down the inside edge of the glass. This lets that lovely grenadine sink to the bottom creating that glorious sunrise effect.
  • Add your garnish of choice

Joe’s Tip: Find a mix of juices that suits you. If you’re wanting a less sweet taste, swap out the pineapple juice for grapefruit or cranberry juice.



Rhubarb Gin Fizz

This little beauty is a perfect way to elevate your typical glass of Prosecco, but be careful – it's delightfully moreish. We love to use rhubarb gin for this, but pink gin will also do.


Ingredients (Yields 2)

  • 80ml rhubarb or pink gin
  • Prosecco
  • 40ml sugar syrup (flavoured is best, but not necessary)
  • 50ml lemon juice
  • Ice


Joe’s Tip: Chill your glasses for this one. It’s a corker! Choose a champagne flute to allow your lovely Prosecco to bubble away too.



  • In a cocktail shaker, add your rhubarb or pink gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice
  • Add in lots of ice and give it a good shake. We mean a good shake. Get all of those ingredients blended 
  • Add ice to your pre-chilled glasses, strain the liquid into the glasses evenly
  • Top up your glasses with Prosecco, garnish however you see fit and enjoy.



Seeing as our UK heatwaves aren’t over yet, why not enjoy a cocktail of two for National Prosecco Day? Be sure to keep your eyes on our blog for more recipes and drinks to come!

Remember to drink responsibly, and live a colourful life.