5 Things I Love to Crush | Prosecco and Champagne Based Cocktails | Fidel Gastro

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Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma
23 Feb 2022

In this episode of 5 Things I Love to Crush Matt tells us his top 5 prosecco or champagne based adult beverages and some of his picks may very well come as a surprise.


Before we dive right in to this content it should be noted that while prosecco is preferred in these drinks Matt does say that any champagne will do, basically as long as it has bubbles it's acceptable. We'll leave that up to you to make the final decision on. If you aren't familiar with prosecco do yourself a favor and go get a bottle. It really is in a league of it's own. Let's get into this episode.


Number 5 on Matt's list of prosecco or champagne based cocktails is a Campari Spritz. For all those of you out there that just don't care for an Aperol Spritz this is going to be your new go-to. The Campari lends itself to a more bitter flavor, in the best possible way. It's not a sweet sticky drink like the Aperol Spritz, but it is just as refreshing. Definitely add an orange slice and 3 olives on a toothpick, and use Campari instead. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the level of deliciousness.


Number 4 on this list is one that Matt was honestly not looking forward to. Somehow it managed to completely win him over with just one sip. It's called "Shambles" and it's made with Red Bull and prosecco. We can't say it was a shock to think that Matt wasn't excited about his taste test as this just doesn't seem like it would be a good fit. Matt added in some fresh lime juice and a little bit of lime zest as well and found himself falling in love with this unusual beverage. He will be crushing more of these in the near future without a doubt.


Number 3 on this list of unusually crush-able bubble based drinks is the Kir Royale. The Kir Royale is a prosecco based cocktail made with a splash of French berry liqueur, Matt uses Cassis. He says it is a bit sweet for his taste but still quite good and recommends that you make sure your presecco is ice cold prior to serving. This is a good recommendation for all the drinks on the list, but especially worthwhile with this one. While not his favorite based on taste factor alone no one could deny the sheer beauty of this cocktail.


Number 2 on the list was allegedly a mistake and is named appropriately. "Sbagliato" is a well known drink throughout many parts of the world and rumor has it that the original making of it was, in fact, a mistake. The legend has it that the drink maker substituted prosecco in place of Gin, accidentally. We don't know how that's possible but we sure are glad they did because this one is an instant classic.



That brings us to the #1 cocktail on the list made with something that bubbles is none other than a French 75. This is typically served in a flute, but Matt decided to go with a glass that looks like a cross between a martini glass and a wine glass. Regardless of what you serve it in add gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, a rosemary sprig, and lemon zest to a shaker and enjoy responsibly. This one is at the top of the list for good reason. The flavor profile on this drink is head and shoulders above the others on the list. Matt used Empress Gin in his concoction, which is a gin that changes colors when mixed with other liquids, and is even effected by ice. It is no mystery why this was the drink the most recommended to Matt on social media.


That concludes this episode. As always thank you for tuning in. We will have more content live on the channel soon, in the meantime remember to crush responsibly and don't forget to like and subscribe.

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Zahoor Ullah
Zahoor Ullah 5 months ago

Nice

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AshifRaza
AshifRaza 5 months ago

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