Serve these Grapefruit Prosecco Cocktails for brunch or on the patio for a perfectly crowd-pleasing sipping experience.
Who else loves brunch? I think of it as the ideal meal for any type of daytime entertaining, where two meal periods can be combined into one wonderful feast. Brunch is more than often a casual get-together, enjoyed on weekends or vacations where strict timelines do not exist. Brunch is the perfect occasion to serve these Grapefruit Prosecco Cocktails for your whole family to enjoy. They add a whole new level of yum to brunch time entertaining.
Brunch is one of those occasions that can be enjoyed as an event all its own and for no other reason than the desire to share a relaxing afternoon with family and friends. I highly suggest serving one or two main dishes, such as my Broccoli, Bacon and Cheese Pie or my Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole. And filling in the gaps with fresh pastries, such as this Fresh Cherry-Almond Coffee Cake. Since brunch epitomizes both casual entertaining and festive celebrations, almost anything will go!
Due to the more informal nature of brunch and the flexible menu, it’s a great time to celebrate with family and friends of all ages.
What Is The Difference Between Prosecco and Champagne
Prosecco is a light, fruity sparkling wine from Italy, while Champagne is from France. The methods to make them are also different. The “traditional method” is used to make Champagne, while Prosecco is made with the “tank method”. Champagne is aged in bottles under high pressure so the bubble finesse is fine, persistent and sharp. Prosecco is aged in large tanks with less pressure so Prosecco bubbles are lighter, frothy and spritzy with less persistence. Grapes grown to make Champagne hale from a cooler region than where grapes for Prosecco are grown. This alone makes Champagne a leaner and more acidic wine.
Is Prosecco Sweeter Than Champagne
Prosecco is generally a little sweeter than Champagne. The bigger and looser bubbles and tropical fruit flavors make it a perfect choice to use in sparkling cocktails. In short, Prosecco won’t overpower the flavors of other spirits and modifiers used in your drinks. It’s the perfect choice for these Grapefruit Prosecco Cocktails.
Tips For Successful Brunch Entertaining
- Choose a serving style – formal or informal
- Select a location that’s right for the style you chose ~ dining room, eat-in kitchen, outdoors
- Choose a menu that combines make-ahead dishes with last minute preparations
- Do as much advance cooking possible the night before
- Choose serving vessels and utensils the day before and have them ready
- Create or purchase a simple centerpiece or floral arrangement as a focal point on the table
- Set the table the day before if guests are to be seated at one table
- If food will be outdoors have mesh domes available to prevent bugs from landing on the food
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Grapefruit Prosecco Cocktail
- 1/4 cup Cointreau, divided
- 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice, divided (about 3 grapefruit)
- 2 cups prosecco, divided
- 4 grapefruit wedges for garnish
- Pour one tablespoon Cointreau, two tablespoons grapefruit juice and a 1/2 cup prosecco into each of four chilled Champagne flutes (or wine glasses). Stir slightly with a long-handles spoon to mix.
- Garnish each glass with a small grapefruit wedge and serve immediately.