By Claudia Langella | August 12, 2019 | Food & Drink
Get ready to pop some bottles—National Prosecco Day is quickly approaching. Although the bubbly is great by itself, why not opt for a fun prosecco cocktail on August 13? Here are seven effervescent cocktails that are worth celebrating.
On a hot August day, there is nothing better than a frozen cocktail. Take in the sights of the city at the Assembly Rooftop Lounge atop of the Logan Hotel and cool off with the Frozen Aperol Spritz. Elderflower, orange, grapefruit, and lemon put a citrusy twist on frozen prosecco. $14, 1840 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215.783.4171, assemblyrooftop.com
This Rittenhouse Square site serves up some magnificent dishes in a romantic atmosphere. Despite its name, the Sweet Nothings cocktail is the sweet note you’ll want to wash down your meal. Calvados, lemon-coriander shrub and cilantro are whirled with prosecco in this tasty refreshment. $13, 261 South 21st St., 215.546.4232, fridaysaturdaysunday.com
The Jet Wine Garden is only open during the hottest season of the year, so it would make sense to cool off with a fun glass of prosecco here. The Peach Prosecco Fizz is the perfect combination of sweet and sour thanks to sweetened peach liqueur and zesty lime juice. $11, 1525 South St., 215.735.1116, jetwinebar.com
Choose from three prosecco drinks at this Italian cafe in Center City. For something classic, go with a traditional Aperol Spritz. The Pompelmo Spritz is a tad more exciting, flavored with grapefruit and lemon and finished with cynar float bitters. The most thirst-quenching option is the Hugo—prosecco infused with fresh mint and elderflower, a summer sip that is sure to satisfy. Each $10.90, 1716 Chestnut St., 215.568.5600, grancaffelaquila.com
Unlike its name suggests, the cocktails at this Queen Village eatery are nothing to cry about. Known for classic Italian dishes and a great wine selection, the Bridget Foy restaurant also serves a killer classic spritz made with Aperol, prosecco, and soda. $9, 627 S. Third St., 267.534.3076, crybabypasta.com
The colorful interiors are enough of a reason to spend happy hour at Blume, but be sure to order some prosecco on August 13. Their Sparkling Cosmo gives a classic cosmopolitan cocktail a run for its money with Pennsylvania distilled gin, white cranberry juice, and lime that add an exciting and modern touch to the bubbly vino. $10, 1500 Locust St., 267.761.5582, blumephilly.com
Just a couple of blocks from Rittenhouse Square, the Sofitel’s Liberté Lounge is a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The French-inspired menu is the perfect—but maybe unlikely—complement to the Italiano cocktail. Classic Italian liqueur limoncello and fresh lime juice add a little something special to the prosecco. $14, 120 S. 17th St., 215.569.8300, sofitel-philadelphia.com
Assembly Rooftop Lounge photo courtesy of PUNCH Media; Friday Saturday Sunday photo by Paul MacDonald; Jet Wine Bar photo courtesy of Jet Wine Bar; Photo courtesy of Gran Caffè L’Aquila; Photo courtesy of Cry Baby Pasta; Photo courtesy of Blume.