Prosecco cocktails are always perfect for an aperitif.
The sparkling and fizziness adds a festive note and it’s well known that bubbles can work up an appetite!
We all know the popular Aperol Spritz, but to make it different, why not try something different with a red vermouth?
Yes, I’m talking about the classic Martini Rosso!
If at one time a bottle of Martini was in every home bar, this spirit is now often neglected.
It’s a shame because it is very tasty.
What is Martini Rosso ?
Martini Rosso is a sweet vermouth whose recipe dates back to the 1860s.
It is a combination of wine and various herbs, including sage and savory, which gives it a herbaceous side and a slight bitterness.
This herbaceous profile balances the sweetness of the Martini, giving it a nice complexity of flavors.
It’s a really delicious aperitif served on the rocks, but when you add bubbles, you get a sparkling and light cocktail with a subtle spicyness.
Just add olives, orange zest or cherries to decorate the glass and you’re done.
You might also like this Bellini recipe with peach nectar and prosecco
- 1,5 oz Martini Rosso
- 3 oz Martini Prosecco
- 1 orange zest and olive skewer
- In an old-fashioned type glass, pour the Martini Rosso.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes and stir to cool the vermouth.
- Top up with the prosecco.
- Stir once more in an up and down motion to combine ingredients.
- Garnish and serve.