Celebrate winter’s citrus season with a sweet bubbly orange prosecco cocktail that is light and refreshing – my clementine Prosecco spritzer.
A twist of orange.
The bubbles of Italian prosecco.
These are the simple ingredients for this easy cocktail.
This signature cocktail is reminiscent of a prosecco punch or a prosecco mimosa only easier.
I love this refreshing cocktail especially during the holiday season or for special occasions because it’s easy to make just one or a few.
It also makes the best mimosa to serve at brunch.
We go through a lot of citrus in the winter months.
I can’t eat enough fresh oranges, blood oranges or syrupy sweet clementines.
And small Mandarin oranges are easy to just peel and pop in your mouth.
They are bursting with citrusy sweetness.
While I was making this recipe I discovered I was missing some of the ingredients.
I swear I just cut a clementine so I could juice it.
But where did it go?
Turning back and forth in my kitchen I discovered the guilty party.
I discovered my golden retriever licking the sweet orange in the corner of the kitchen.
Luckily it was only half of an orange. And at least the clementines weren’t booze infused.
Back to the cocktail.
What do I need to make this festive drink
My local grocery store has everything I need and even includes a liquor store inside. You may need to make a few stops to get all the ingredients. Here is what you’ll need for this recipe.
Elderflower liqueur. No simple syrup required.
Fresh orange juice. Freshly squeezed clementines that is.
Bubbly prosecco. Just grab your favorite bottle of Italian sparkling wine or traditional champagne.
Cocktail glasses, wine glass or champagne flute.
If you want to include the kids, this recipe can be made without alcohol using fresh orange juice with the bubbly flavors of club soda or ginger ale.
Top the kid’s glasses with a maraschino cherry to make it festive.
What other fruit can I use in this fun cocktail
This delicious cocktail is also easy to make with any kind of citrus substitution.
Ruby Red Grapefruit, navel oranges, cara cara oranges or Meyer lemons are delicious in this drink.
The elderflower liqueur adds floral notes and takes the edge off the tart flavor.
If you don’t have elderflower liqueur you can substitute a splash of orange liqueur like Grand Marnier.
What to serve with with this festive cocktail
If you are hosting a brunch or want to have a special Christmas morning, this refreshing drink matches wonderfully with so many delicious dishes.
For sweet breakfast dishes, try pairing this drink with my Blueberry Granola Pancakes or my caramel almond waffles. Each dish features delicious flavor with touches of sweet maple syrup.
For more hearty and savory dishes, these mimosas match will with my cheesy hash brown egg casserole or my egg and potato boats. Both egg dishes have soft potatoes and deliver cheesy goodness.
More of my favorite cocktails
- APEROL SPRITZ
- GRAPEFRUIT CRANBERRY ELDERFLOWER COCKTAIL
- ELDERFLOWER BELLINIS
- SPARKLING ELDERFLOWER POMEGRANATE SPRITZERS
The Best Orange Clementine Prosecco Cocktail Recipe
- 1 ounce elderflower liqueur
- 1 clementine, freshly squeezed (about 1 ounce of juice)
- 4 ounces of Prosecco
- Orange or clementine wedge, for garnish
- Fill two glasses with ice. Mix together the ingredients and pour equally into the glasses. Garnish with a fresh orange wedge.
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