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  • Let's Get Fizzical

    A cocktail book called Let's Get Fizzical was always going to be right up our street... (due to the eighties-inspired pun as much as the prosecco-filled recipes). Add some (literal) sparkle to your festivities with these three bubbly cocktails...
    Italicus Spritz

    Italicus Spritz

    An Italian liqueur that lends itself perfectly to a spritz, Italicus is a traditional Italian drink made with rose petals. Launched in 2016 and invented by Giuseppe Gallo, the zingy liqueur was inspired by a 19th-century family recipe and is becoming increasingly popular. Light, citrusy, and refreshing, this new bergamot gem will brighten any afternoon drinks. 

    I N G R E D I E N T S

    Prosecco
    60ml of Italicus
    Ice cubes
    Olives

    M E T H O D

    Fill a red wine glass with ice cubes.

    Add 60ml (2fl oz) Italicus.

    Top with Prosecco.

    Garnish: A cocktail pick with a few olives makes an elegant garnish for this drink. 

    Negroni Sbagliato

    Negroni Sbagliato

    A Negroni is a classic gin cocktail and “sbagliato” is the Italian word for mistake. The story goes that this drink was born when bartender Mirko Stocchetti accidentally poured Prosecco instead of gin into his Negroni. The popularity of this bubbly blunder will forever signify that sometimes you really do learn from your mistakes. 

    I N G R E D I E N T S

    30ml Campari
    30ml sweet vermouth
    Ice cubes
    Prosecco
    1 orange 

    M E T H O D

    Pour 30ml (1fl oz) each of Campari and sweet vermouth into an ice-filled mixing glass.

    Stir for 10 seconds.

    Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.

    Top with Prosecco and stir again. Do this slowly to ensure the Prosecco stays bubbly. 

    Garnish: Freshen up this drink with an orange twist.

    Royal Silver Bullet

    Royal Silver Bullet

    This drink takes inspiration from the classic Silver Bullet cocktail, but the addition of Champagne adds a little extra fun. The slight sweetness of the Kummel comes forward, with the herbal caraway, cumin, and fennel lingering familiarly in the background. The elegance of this cocktail makes it a great choice for evening drinks.

    I N G R E D I E N T S

    30ml gin
    15ml Kummel
    15ml lemon juice
    Ice
    Champagne
    Silver leaf or edible silver glitter

    M E T H O D

    Shake 30ml (1fl oz) gin, 15ml (1/2 fl oz) Kummel, and 15ml (1/2fl oz) or lemon juice over ice.

    Strain the mixture into a martini glass.

    Top with champagne. 

    Garnish: Silver leaf or edible silver glitter gives this drink an exciting, sparkly finish. 


    Recipes from Let’s Get Fizzical by Pippa Guy, DK, 1 November 2018, £9.99