Ever hear of the saying “opposites attract?” Some of the greatest dynamic duos come from opposing phenomenon mimicking the male and female dynamic: salty and sweet, moon and sun, whiskey and prosecco…
Okay, so whiskey and prosecco may not be a common juxtaposition we put together, but lately, I’ve found that the sharp flavor of whiskey mixed with the effervescence of prosecco is a winning combination. One that is sure to make your happy hour during the colder month’s holly and jolly!
When it comes to crafting cocktails at home I have a few simple rules: they can’t be overly sweet, must be slightly effervescent, and must appease a variety of palates. Nothing thwarts a gathering quite like bartending (and hosting) to realize that you must throw together ten different mixed drinks.
I like preparing one signature cocktail and sharing that creation with my guests when the occasion arises. Since we are entering a sugar-laden time of year, I wanted to create a bright and refreshing cocktail that tips it’s hat to winter with seasonal ingredients but keep it light and effervescent and I found using Voveti prosecco just the right fresh and graceful profile for the job.
When crafting cocktail recipes, the first step is always to know what the base ingredients taste like separately before combining them. While I may be using prosecco, not all prosecco’s are created the same so it’s important to pour yourself a test sip/ glass before mixing. I’m a novice to the world of prosecco but I found Voveti to be easy drinking and knew that my friends would enjoy it as well.
Now that I’m on this kick of feminizing masculine drinks, I figured I would use this bright prosecco to do just that. The addition of the lemon and the muddled basil added refreshing flavor combination to my winter cocktail creations and the sprig of sugared rosemary keeps this drink festive with a nice herbal finish.
- 1.5 ounces Voveti Prosecco
- 1 ounce whiskey
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1/2 lemon sliced for garnish
- 4 large basil leaves, torn
- 1 ounce lemonade
- Sugared rosemary to garnish
- In a cocktail shaker with a muddler, muddle lemon juice and basil together until oils are released.
- Pour the whiskey and lemonade in and stir with a cocktail spoon.
- Using a cocktail filter, poor equal parts of mixture into two small glasses filled with ice.
- Top with Voveti Prosecco.
- Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of sugared rosemary.
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