Summer Fruits Prosecco Cocktail
Nothing compliments a celebration quite like a bottle of bubbly. At Premier Estates Wine, we can’t get enough of our Double Award-winning Prosecco; its crisp and zesty flavour is refreshing on the palate whilst the titillating fizz giggles down your throat and ends in a pleasantly dry finish.
We were hard-pressed to think of any way to make it better until we read UK Blog Awards' Most Innovative Blog Winner, and Cosmo Blog Awards Finalist, Cassiefairy’s delightful Sparkling Fruit Cube Cocktail Recipe, using our very own bottles of Mini Prosecco Spumante.
Deliciously easy and instantly Summery; this is a great way to liven up an already tasty glass of your favourite sparkling wine.
FRUIT CUBES FOR PREMIER ESTATES PROSECCO COCKTAILS
Freezing puréed fruit into ice cubes is a simple enough idea, but it’s the fruity combinations that add the "wow" factor. Popping a couple of cubes into a champagne flute before topping up with fizz creates a cocktail-in-a-glass. The cubes bubble and roll around in the glass before gradually dissolving to turn your glass of wine into a Bellini. It’s a no-fuss drink, with no need to pour measures of purée, so guests can easily add their own fruit flavouring to whatever they are drinking.
Once frozen, pop out the cubes and add two of the same flavour into each champagne glass. If you’d like to mix it up, you could even add one of each flavour for a very fruity cocktail indeed! Top up the glass with Prosecco, Sparkling Rosé Wine, soda or lemonade. I used Mini Prosecco bottles for my party and I think they look great lined up on the drinks table alongside my glasses and fruity cubes. One mini bottle fills two champagne glasses, so a little really does go a long way!
Recipe 1 – Peach & Apple (Serves 12)
- ½ tin of peaches
- 100ml apple juice
I used tinned peaches for this recipe because they are easy to blend but you can use very ripe fresh peaches if you prefer. I used half a tin, which made enough puree for at least 24 cubes, which is enough for 12 drinks, so you can adjust the quantities if needed. I drained away most of the syrup and added 100ml of apple juice instead. Blend into a pulp and then pour into an ice cube tray and freeze.
Recipe 2 – Mixed Berries & Cranberry (Serves 12)
- 1 bowl of frozen mixed berries
- A sprinkling of sugar
- 100ml of cranberry juice
For this recipe I defrosted a bowlful of frozen mixed berries but you can use fresh strawberries, blackberries, cranberries and raspberries for this recipe if you like. I added a sprinkling of sugar to sweeten slightly and then poured over 100ml cranberry juice. Blitz the fruit and juice together before pouring into the ice cube tray and freezing. You can sieve the seeds out of the puree if you like, but I wanted to keep them in, so that the floating ice cubes would resemble berries themselves. Again, this made 24 ice cubes, enough for 12 drinks.
Recipe 3 – Lime & Mint (Serves 12)
- 1 whole lime
- 100ml lemonade
- A big handful of fresh mint leaves
Mix the juice of a whole lime into 100ml lemonade, and add a big handful of fresh mint leaves. Give it a quick blend to mash in the mint and then pour into the ice cube trays and freeze.
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