The question is.....will it fit in the fridge?
Marks and Spencer have just launched a huge jeroboam. Its equivalent of four single bottles and costs £45. Their standard 75cl bottle costs £15 so you are saving £15 by buying this beast v 4 standard sized bottles!
The question is.....will it fit in the fridge?
This is such a flavoursome cocktail for this time of year. The warmth of ginger and cinnamon, and the fizz of Prosecco - what's not to like? It's really easy to make, and will impress your family and friends over Christmas & New Year drinks! It's only 115 calories per glass too!
Caster Sugar: 1 tablespoon
Ground Cinnamon: ½ Teaspoon
Ginger syrup: 1 Tablespoon
Pear Juice: 50ml
Chilled Prosecco: 50ml
Stem Ginger: 1 slice
1. Decorate the rim of a Champagne flute by dipping it in a saucer of water then into a dish of one tablespoon caster sugar mixed with half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
2. Add one tablespoon of ginger syrup from a jar of stem ginger into the glass then top with equal quantities of pear juice and Prosecco, garnish with a slice of stem ginger and a slice of pear.
I love mixing Prosecco with liqueurs, it adds an extra dimension and flavour when you fancy something that little bit different. Limoncello works perfectly in the summer, but at this time of year it's lovely to go for berry varieties.
I've been experimenting with the good old classic "Kir Royale" lately, which, in my version, is Prosecco and a blackcurrant or raspberry liqueur in a champagne coupe (see my photo). I've been trying out a few different liqueur varieties, and I have found a great company that make some really fantastic ones. British Cassis are based in Herefordshire and make a lovely range of alcoholic fruity mixers that are great for cocktails. Their range includes...
They come in two different sizes and a mixed gift pack.
To make my Kir Royale -
Pour one measure of British Cassis Fruity Cassis Mixer into the glass, top up with Prosecco! You can stir if you like, or leave it as a layer look - beautiful! I garnish mine with a basil leaf.
Talking of the gift pack, this weekend you have the chance to win one of these beautiful sets!
It consists of three bottles of deliciousness, perfect for making cocktails!
To enter please like and share the Facebook post below, and pop over to the British Cassis Facebook page and give them a like too.
As an added bonus, if you want to purchase anything from the website www.britishcassis.co.uk you can use the exclusive Prosecco Watch code PWxmas and get 10% off! Be quick though, it only lasts until Monday!
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to discover a lovely wine supplier local to me called Whisper Vines. Filippo sent me a case of mixed Prosecco to try and review for you here. It's taken me a while to get through them (really tough), but they have now all been sampled and I'm ready to tell you how great they are!
Serre Spumante Extra Dry Rosa
This beautiful lightly pink spumante rosa was surprisingly nice. In my experience, rose Proseccos and sparkling wines have been quite acidic and bitter. This one was deliciously light, with a delicate fizz and small crisp bubbles. A distinct citrus aroma, followed by lovely apricots on the nose, the flavour did not disappoint. It reminds me of summer evenings in the sunshine, so this will be on my list for not only now but when the weather finally improves again. This would pair beautifully with light foods such as fish and chicken or would be fantastic drunk on it's own. You can buy this for £14.40 here...
Serre Prosecco Valdobbiadene Extra Dry – Lovre DOCG
This was my favourite of the four I tried. It's so palatable and easy to drink. Very light, small delicate bubbles, and a gorgeous creamy yet fruity flavour. This really does highlight the difference between a quality and an average supermarket Prosecco. OK it will cost you a little more, but this really is superior and you won't regret trying it!
This costs £15 and you can buy it here...
Serre Prosecco Extra Dry – Dianto DOC
This Prosecco Extra Dry was also really tasty. It is made out of just Glera grapes and has a beautiful creamy fruity flavour. This one also really does outshine the Extra Dry Prosecco you can buy in the supermarkets. As an extra dry Prosecco, it means it is slightly sweet (but it is NOT sweet so do not let this put you off). This means it pairs well with nibbles and light foods - or can be drunk as an aperitif. This costs £13.30 and you can buy it here...
Serre Prosecco Valdobbiadene Brut – Treser DOCG
A very stylish looking bottle, elegant and simple. This Prosecco packs a punch for sure. This one is from the Valdobbiadene area, known for it's cool climate to grow the perfect grapes for Prosecco. There is a light sparkle with this one, and delicious exotic fruit flavours, such as passion fruit and pear. I really enjoyed this one and it came a close second in my preferences! You can buy this for £15.00 here...
If you want to know more about Prosecco, Whisper Vines have created this fantastic infograph - please do take a look...
I love Prosecco! I started sharing the love back in 2012 when I started a Facebook page highlighting weekly deals. The page has grown into this website, and a rather large following of Prosecco Watchers! All press/review requests please email me - firstname.lastname@example.org