Bourbon Prosecco Spritzer

Southern Kitchen

Bourbon Prosecco Spritzer

Serves: Makes 1 cocktail

Hands On Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


Sage Simple Syrup

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

5 sprigs fresh sage


3 ounces fresh orange juice

1 1/2 ounces high-quality bourbon, such as Woodford Reserve

1/2 ounce Sage Simple Syrup (above)

Ice cubes

3 ounces prosecco, such as Luna Nuda

Sage leaves and edible flowers, for garnish


To make the sage simple syrup: In a small saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. When the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and add the sage. Let steep for 30 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer set over a storage container. Discard the sage leaves and store the syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

To make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange juice, bourbon and simple syrup. Fill with ice and shake until chilled. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass filled with three ice cubes. Top with prosecco and stir gently to combine. Garnish with sage leaves and edible flowers, and serve cold.

Photo Credit: Cynthia Hoyt

About the recipe

If you’re looking for a new way to make use of that bottle of bourbon permanently in stock on your bar cart, try this subtly herby and citrusy punch topped with effervescent prosecco. This recipe was originally published on the blog Darling Down South.