Bubbly Cocktails – Summer Edition

Frozen Aperol Spritz

  • Aperol
  • Prosecco
  • Oranges
  • Frozen Strawberries

There are so many ways to make a frozen Aperol spritz. If you’re in a rush add all the ingredients of a traditional Aperol spritz (see our recipe here) to a blender with some ice, blend, and serve. If you have some time try adding Aperol and fresh squeezed orange juice to popsicle molds, freeze them. Then add the whole popsicle to a glass and pour Prosecco over it (best option if you want to keep the bubbles!). For my favorite variation – I punched things up a bit by making Aperol and fresh squeezed orange juice ice cubes. Then I combined the frozen aperol, frozen orange juice a couple frozen strawberries, and prosecco in a blender. It’s not traditional to add strawberries and orange juice but let me tell you it was SO GOOD! Aperol doesn’t quite freeze due to the alcohol content, so adding the frozen orange juice and strawberries gave it a really nice consistency. Let us know what variation you try!

Grilled Pineapple Strawberry Sparkling Punch

  • Prosecco
  • Lemonade
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Pineapple, grilled
  • Strawberries, chopped

This was originally a sangria recipe from Averie Cooks. First you’ll clean and core your pineapple and brush with oil (she recommends olive oil, I used a more neutral oil – canola) and grill the pineapple (3-4 mins per side until charred). Once those are done cut them up into bite size pieces and throw them in a pitcher with 2 cups strawberries, 1.5 cups lemonade and 1.5 cups pineapple juice. Let those marinade together in the fridge for a couple of hours or longer. When ready to serve pour your glass with juice mixture and prosecco and enjoy! This is so incredibly refreshing and delicious, takes you to the tropics on the first sip! I don’t think grilling the pineapple is completely necessary and it would be equally good if you don’t have the time and want to skip that step. We finished this pitcher and bottle of prosecco in one sitting between the two of us… it was that good.

I will say this recipe with a still wine like moscato or riesling would be so darn good as well (pour the whole bottle with all the other ingredients and marinade together), add a little vodka or rum to fortify it more and make it more of a sangria than punch – it would be delicious.

Rosé Lemonade Elderflower Sangria

  • 1oz Lemon Juice
  • 1oz Simple Syrup
  • 1oz Elderflower Liquor
  • Sparkling Rosé 
  • Lemon, Strawberry, and Mint for garnish

Fill glass with ice, add lemon juice, simple syrup, and elderflower liquor to the glass. Stir then top with sparkling rosé, and garnish with lemon slice, sliced strawberry and a sprig of mint.

This cocktail was so refreshing for a hot summer day, and went down way too easy! I used a dry sparkling rosé, so I included simple syrup. If you have a sweeter sparkling rosé  I’d suggest skipping the simple syrup. You can also make this with still rosé if thats all you have on hand. I think it would be just as refreshing!

Watermelon Frosé 

  • 1 Bottle of Rosé 
  • 1 cup Fresh Watermelon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Simple Syrup
  • Lime Juice
  • Mint for Garnish

Frosé – the frozen drink you see on Instagram all summer long! For good reason, it’s so refreshing, delicious, and easy to make! I made this version with watermelon, but you could swap the watermelon for another fruit (strawberry, raspberry, etc)

Start by freezing the watermelon juice (cut up watermelon would work as well) overnight. You can chose to freeze the rosé but it’s alcohol, so it won’t get as frozen as the watermelon juice. Blend together frozen watermelon juice, rosé, simple syrup, and juice from half a lime. I start by adding half the bottle of rosé, and slowly add more to my desired consistency. If you add the whole bottle and it’s too runny you can add some ice cubes, and blend again. Scoop the frosé into a glass top with mint, and enjoy!

Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

  • Limoncello (We used Caravella 🍋)
  • Prosecco (We loved La Marca)
  • Frozen Raspberries
  • Lemon Twist
  • Mint (for garnish)

In a glass with ice add 2 oz Limoncello and 4oz of Prosecco, give it a gentle stir. Add frozen raspberries, lemon twist and mint for garnish.

You guys. This is the PERFECT Summer drink… especially if you’re looking to get a little buzzy. Personally I needed the ice cubes to melt down a little because this recipe is STRONG but not in a bad way (it’s quite delicious and dangerously so🤤) This limoncello drink is so refreshing and drinks in between a French75 (without all the extra work 🎉) and lemon drop martini – it’s not overly sweet but gives you that thirst quench you crave from a drink in the hot summer days.

Leave a Reply