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National Prosecco Day – Celebrate with a Prosecco Cocktail Recipe

National Prosecco Day falls on August 13th, right in the middle of summer. It’s the perfect time to enjoy this refreshing sparkling wine.

Keep reading to learn to learn more about Prosecco and ways to celebrate this August national drink day. It’s one of the many wine days we can observe during the year.

The best way to celebrate National Prosecco Day is to enjoy a chilled glass of this sparkling wine. If you’re wanting to get more inventive, you can use it as an addition to a cocktail.

Try making the elderflower Prosecco cocktail recipe at the bottom of this post. It’s a twist on a classic French 75 recipe with a floral note, which is perfect for summer.

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Prosecco vs Champagne vs sparkling wine

Have you ever been confused about what sparkling wine you’re drinking? Don’t worry, the debate of Prosecco vs Champagne is actually very easy to understand.

Both Prosecco and Champagne are sparkling wines that have specific qualifications which need to be met in order to be called by their respective names. Any carbonated wine that doesn’t meet those requirements is just referred to as sparkling wine.

In order to be classified as Champagne, the wine must be produce in the Champagne region of France. Anything outside of that region cannot be legally called Champagne.

There are three main grapes which are used to make 99% of Champagne: pinot noir, Pinot Meunier, and chardonnay. The other grapes used to make Champagne are arbane, pinot blanc, pinot gris and petit meslier.

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The main grape in used to make Prosecco is also called Prosecco, which was named for the village from which it originated. However, in 2009, in efforts to protect and regulate the production of the wine, the grape was renamed glera.

Prosecco, unlike Champagne, can be produced anywhere. However, Prosecco DOC is only produced in 9 areas in Italy. To be considered Prosecco, the wine must be at least 85% glera grapes.

Prosecco has different levels of effervescence. It can be frizzante (gently sparkling), spumante (fully sparkling), or even in rare cases not sparkling at all (still).

How to celebrate National Prosecco Day

National days of the year are a fun way to celebrate foods, animals and items that you come into contact with. Be sure to check out this national days guide for more information about the history of national days and why we celebrate them.

Would you like to celebrate National Prosecco Day in a special way? Try one of the ideas below to celebrate this national drink day.

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More August 13 national days

Did you enjoy learning about National Prosecco Day? Well you’re in luck, August 13 is host to more than just one national day! 

Red blocks with white lettering that read August 13 to celebrate the August national days.

Here is a complete list of all the August 13 national days:

  • National Prosecco Day
  • National Filet Mignon Day
  • Left-Handers Day

More national days in August

There are close to 2000 national days in the year and over 150 of them are celebrated in August.

To see them all, have a look at this post to discover more about the national days in August. If you enjoy puzzles, have a look at the August word search printable which features many of the national days hidden in a word find puzzle. 

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Is food your thing? Each day of the month has a food or drink associated with it, too. You’ll find all the August food holidays here.

If you liked learning about National Prosecco Day you might enjoy reading about more beverage days like the ones below:

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You can also watch our YouTube video to learn about more food and drink days in August.

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Yield: 1 Prosecco cocktail

Elderflower French 75 with St Germain - An Elderflower Prosecco Cocktail Recipe

Two Champagne flutes filled with elderflower Prosecco cocktails, with lemon zest spirals, lemon slices, a jigger, and a lemon around them.

Celebrate National Prosecco Day by making an elderflower French 75 with St Germain and Prosecco!

This recipe is a variation on the traditional French 75 recipe which uses gin, lemon, simple syrup and sparkling wine.

For this twist on the classic, we substitute the simple syrup with St. Germain.

St. Germain is an elderflower liqueur which maintains the slight sweetness of the cocktail while also adding a floral note to its flavor profile.

This modified French 75 cocktail recipe is refreshing and light. It's the perfect beverage for summer.

The recipe below makes one St Germain Prosecco cocktail, but could easily be made in larger batches.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz St. Germain
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 4 oz Prosecco

Instructions

  1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker
  2. Pour in the gin, lemon juice and St. Germain.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Strain the mixture into a champagne flute.
  5. Top with 4 oz of Prosecco.
  6. Garnish with a lemon twist.
  7. Raise a glass and enjoy this French 75 with elderflower and Prosecco!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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