Cocktail Tips For Elevating Home Entertaining

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Take your cocktails over the top this season with 4 tips from our friends at Santa Margherita!

We have personally tried and love each one of these tips at home. They’re simple and special ways to elevate entertaining for your guests and you know we are all about making the experience memorable.  Let us know which ones you try and love too, and if you have a new idea to share please comment below.

1. Create a DIY Cocktail Bar

"DIY Mimosa Bar"


Rather than serving up traditional, put a new spin on the classics by creating a DIY Mimosas and Bellini Bar! Allow your guests to mix their own cocktails and various purees, such as honeydew, nectarine, raspberries, watermelon and strawberry, which are seasonal and pair perfectly with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. Provide options for garnishes, such as simple mint sprigs, raspberries and sliced strawberries. The additional fruits can make for great décor as well; cut a small groove into citrus fruit to hold place-cards for table if you are hosting a sit down meal at your party.

2. Take Ice Cubes To A New Level

"Wine Ice Cubes"

Warmer weather is here, meaning your favorite cocktail won’t stay chilled for long anymore. To keep your glass chilled without diluting the cocktail and add an extra dash of flavor, fill and 3 ice cube trays, 1 each with blackberries, strawberries and kiwi.  Create a fresh fruit sparking cocktail by adding 1 of each type of ice cub then top with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. It makes a gorgeous presentation and is a refreshing cocktaill for spring and summer.

3. Be Bold with Garnishes

Upgrade a classic cocktail by rimming the glass with the juice or peel of your citrus of choice (e.g. lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit).  If you rim the glass, then dip it into citrus infused sugar. To make your own citrus sugar, grate your favorite into granulated sugar and mix thoroughly. The same can be done with shaved coconut or minced fresh herbs. For a quick rimming trick, you can opt traditional sugar for gold or colored sugar to create a glam wine cocktail.

4. Go Green
"mint mojito"

Impress your guests with your garden’s summer harvest and appeal to the senses of smell and taste by adding fresh herbs to your cocktails. Add fragrant herbs like springs of thyme and lavender or muddling some fresh mint leaves into the bottom of your wine glass and top with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. Try tying a small bundle of herbs around the stem of a wine glass for an added rustic flare – the aromatics also hit your nose as you’re enjoying your cocktail!

What are your best tips for making cocktails special?

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