This green prosecco cocktail is made with Midori mixed with fresh lemon juice, then topped with crisp, bubbly prosecco for a festive cocktail that’s fresh, light, and perfect for St Patrick’s Day.
Green prosecco cocktails are such a fun adult way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day (just whip up some shamrock shakes for the kids). I am not a big beer drinker myself, but I won’t pass up a glass of wine – so these work perfectly!
What Is Midori
Midori is a bright green, melon flavored liqueur. It’s fairly sweet, so it cuts the acidity of the lemon juicy perfectly.
Midori was exclusively made in Japan until 1978. It’s used mainly as the sweet component in cocktails, as it does a good job acting as a sweetener (similar to blue curacao).
What Prosecco To Use
Prosecco is generally less expensive than champagne, but has a similar taste. It’s often enjoyed on its own, or substituted for pricier champagne in recipes that have other ingredients – like these green prosecco cocktails.
When selecting prosecco to use in this recipe, look for a dry prosecco that’s slightly tart. This will balance perfectly with Midori, creating a deliciously elegant cocktail that everyone will love.
How To Open Prosecco
To open a bottle of prosecco:
- Remove the foil around the cork. There should be a tab to help remove it.
- Untwist the metal casing (called a muselet) that protects the cork from becoming dislodged. Fun fact – there are always exactly six twists on a muselet, whether it’s for champagne or prosecco.
- Position the bottle facing away from you, and begin twisting it slowly to loosen it. Place a palm over the cork while doing this to prevent the cork from rocketing around the room and hitting someone. When the cork is at it’s tightest, it’s ready to pop. Give it one final twist, while holding it firmly.
How To Make Green Prosecco Cocktails
To make green prosecco cocktails:
- Measure 1 ½ ounces of Midori, and place it in the bottom of a prosecco glass. Add lemon juice. Fresh squeezed is best. We like to make the lemon twists, then juice the lemon we used for the cocktails.
- Open prosecco, and top the glasses with it. When pouring prosecco, pour it at an angle to reduce the head.
- Serve, garnished with lemon twists, wedges, or melon balls.
If the Midori doesn’t mix into the prosecco all the way while pouring, use a thin stir stick to give it a light swirl, ensuring the carbonation doesn’t get removed from the cocktails.
More Delicious Drink Recipes
- Shamrock Shake – St Patrick’s Day favorite
- White Hot Chocolate – super easy
- Peruvian Pisco Sour Recipe – great for parties
- Love Potion Cocktails – bright, colorful cocktails
Green Prosecco Cocktail
- 1 ½ oz Midori or melon liqueur
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice fresh
- 4 oz prosecco chilled
- lemon twists garnish
- Add Midori and lemon juice to a toasting glass. Top with chilled prosecco. Garnish with lemon twists.