This Cranberry Prosecco Spritzer combines the vibrant bubbles of Riondo Prosecco with the warm winter notes of spearmint and cranberries. It’s the perfect accompaniment to wrapping gifts and spending time with family and friends around the fire or in the kitchen.
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Are you a fan of Prosecco? If you’re not familiar, Prosecco is a light and fruity sparkling wine that is subtly sweet.
It is often thought of as a more affordable alternative to champagne but it’s not just for special occasions! Riondo Prosecco is light enough to enjoy after work or at a gathering with friends.
You can mix Prosecco with spirits as a fun, bubbly alternative to traditional cocktails or enjoy it as is.
I enlisted the help of my brother, who is a beverage director at a local restaurant, to help me whip up a delicious drink recipe using Riondo Prosecco.
Since it was Thanksgiving, we happened to have fresh cranberry relish on hand and after running to the backyard to grab a sprig of mint, he came up with this delicious spritzer.
It is light and festive, which would be impressive to serve a group at a party, while also being simple enough to enjoy alone after a long day or during a late night gift wrapping session.
Riondo made our Thanksgiving a bit more bubbly and we have plans on serving this fun Cranberry Prosecco Spritzer again for Christmas gatherings.
Things you may need to make this Cranberry Prosecco Spritzer…
A cocktail shaker – get the whole kit and you’ll look like a pro
Totally affordable sparkling wine flutes
Cranberry relish – in case your local deli doesn’t have any
This Cranberry Prosecco Spritzer combines the vibrant bubbles of Riondo Prosecco with the warm winter notes of spearmint and cranberries. It's the perfect accompaniment to wrapping gifts and spending time with family and friends around the fire or in the kitchen.
- cranberry relish
- sprig of mint
- splash of hot water
- dash of kosher salt
- Riondo Prosecco
Add one spoon of cranberry relish to a shaker tin (we used one from our local deli that was made fresh with oranges and baking spices), a few sprigs of mint (which stands up to cold weather like a champion and we were able to pick right out of the garden), a splash of hot water, and kosher salt to pull the flavors out and muddle. Shake this with a healthy scoop of ice, fine strain into a flute glass and top with Riondo Prosecco.
Garnish may be as practical and versatile as you or your guests like. Dress it up for a gathering with an orange twist that will brighten your drink with a warm citrus essence, a scoop of cranberry relish in the glass invokes a sense of bubbly sangria, and a mint sprig will make the drink visually pop in your glass from across the room.
Check out other Riondo Prosecco Cocktails on their site. That Mimosa Slushy is calling my name!