Last summer was undoubtedly the season of prosecco, with everyone across the country getting into the fizzy stuff. From prosecco-based Bellinis to fizz-focused cocktails, prosecco is by far the nation’s favourite tipple. With the UK’s reporting record sales last year, will 2018 be more of the same? Well, according to a recent survey, prosecco cocktails are set to take a front seat again this summer; but with the addition of gin! Making for a boozy, bubble-filled drink, ‘Ginsecco’ is a word you can expect to see on bar menus a lot in the coming months.

Independent gin

This trend just keeps on giving, with generation millennial putting a great deal of focus on the independent end of the market. So, when it comes to Ginsecco recipes, younger drinkers are looking for unique tastes, wanting their cocktail to feature local, authentic gin.

A touch of flavour

Although boozy, punchy flavours were very popular in 2017, 2018 drinks menu will be featuring more and more vibrant flavours. These include:

  • Peach
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Blackcurrant
  • Cherry
  • And much more

In addition, herbs will also play a part in this Ginsecco movement, with ingredients such as rosemary and thyme constantly being used in gin-based drinks.

Our top Ginsecco recipe

Here at Urban Spirit, we have made our fair share of cocktails over the years, particularly excited by the UK’s new-found love for gin. Below we share what we believe to be the ultimate Ginsecco recipe.

Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you will need to make one cocktail:

  • Gin
  • Elderflower Liqueur
  • Prosecco
  • Lime
  • Sugar

Method

Now for the fun bit; building the cocktail. First, combine the ice, gin and elderflower in a shaker. Then pour some sugar on a small plate. Rum the lime wedges around the rim of the glass then dip in the sugar. Now, strain the gin mixture into the glass before filling the rest of the glass up with prosecco. Add a dash of lime juice and away you go!