August 11, 2017
National Prosecco Day is celebrated Aug. 13, which happens to fall on a Sunday this year. The fizz from Italy deserves its own day for many reasons.
While prosecco and Champagne both have bubbles, they don't have much else in common, actually. They come from different places, are made from different grapes and have different flavor profiles.
Prosecco is generally characterized by notes of green apple.
Make plans to pop bottles on Sunday in celebration of the sparkling wine by using our guide below.
C'mon, who doesn't? Below are two spots where you can cheers many, many, many times to National Prosecco Day.
Brunch is served Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at this Italian restaurant on Passyunk Avenue. Bottomless cocktails are $20 with the purchase of a brunch entree.
Besides prosecco mimosas, the selection includes Bloody Marias with tequila, Bloody Marys with vodka and Greyhounds with either gin or vodka.
Brigantessa is located at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave.
This retro-chic spot by Washington Square Park offers bottomless Bellinis, a drink that originated in Italy and is traditionally made with prosecco.
The restaurant brings the bottles of bubbly and the fruit purée mixers to the table, so guests can mix themselves.
Jones is located at 700 Chestnut St.
Do it for the 'gram. These cocktails are pleasing to the eye and the taste buds.
This Old City spot has perfected a slushy version of an Italian classic. The Limone is made with lemon sorbetto, vodka and prosecco.
Capofitto is located at 223 Chestnut St.
Try the Bellini with fresh peach purée or the Rossini with fresh strawberry purée.
Gran Caffe L'Aquila is located at 1716 Chestnut St.
The Alto is made with prosecco, blood orange bitters and ginger liqueur, while the Sicilian Lemonade uses house-made limoncello, mint, prosecco and soda. Both are equally refreshing on a hot summer day.
Bar Amis is located at 4503 S. Broad St., in the Navy Yard.
Grab a bottle of your favorite prosecco – if you need recommendations, I suggest La Marca or Santa Margherita – and use the recipes below to make your own bubbly creation.
Go ahead and feel fancy, while lounging on the couch in sweats. You deserve it.
1 lime (juiced)
4 basil leaves
4 cucumber slices
Muddle lime juice, basil and cucumber in a shaker glass. For extra flavor infusion, allow mixture to marinate in the fridge for at least one hour. Add ice and shake mixture. Strain the juice only (about 1/2 ounce) into glass. Top with prosecco and garnish with a basil leaf and cucumber slice.
1/8 cup of sugar
1/8 cup of lemon sugar
1/2 tablespoon of lemon rind (grated)
1 cup of mashed raspberries
Combine sugar and juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon rind and 1/2 cup of mashed raspberries. Combine mixture and prosecco in pitcher. Sprinkle remaining lemon rind and raspberries among the glasses.