pro·​sec·​co | \ prō-ˈse-kō How to pronounce prosecco (audio) \
plural proseccos

Definition of prosecco

: a dry Italian sparkling wine

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Simmons is also sharing a recipe for the Diamond Reserve Bloody Mary, which puts a celebratory twist on the classic brunch cocktail with the addition of chili seasoning, black and white sesame seeds, sesame oil and dry prosecco. Megan Wyatt, ajc, "This gourmet Tabasco sauce will set tongues and wallets on fire," 23 Apr. 2018 Waiters walked the room, armed with glasses of red wine, bubbling prosecco, and a buttered rum cocktail with a popcorn rim. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Bella! Diplo! Davika! Suho! Bulgari Goes Global for Bzero1’s Fantastic Roman Festa," 20 Feb. 2019 Elevation Note: Instead of using prosecco, try making this with sparkling rosé. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best Drink to Make After a Breakup (and Other Purposeful Cocktails)," 22 Oct. 2018 To each glass, add 1⁄2 oz [15 ml] of Aperol and 2 oz [60 ml] of prosecco, and top with 1 oz [30 ml] of soda water. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best Drink to Make After a Breakup (and Other Purposeful Cocktails)," 22 Oct. 2018 There will be a full bar that includes a mix of Old and New World Wins wines—two reds, two whites—along with top-shelf spirits, champagne, prosecco, coffees, teas, sodas, and fresh juices. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "This New Luxury Airline Is Offering Private Jet Travel at a Fraction of the Price," 9 July 2018 Drinks: Groups can take advantage of mimosa bottle service, which includes a bottle of prosecco and a trio of seasonal juices for $42. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Do summer right with these 15 new Chicago brunches," 1 June 2017 And don't forget to check out Balena's extensive wine list or order up a specialty cocktail like the Strawberry ($12), made with Ketel One vodka, fragola, elderflower liqueur and prosecco. Rianne Coale, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Royal George Theatre then Balena," 28 Apr. 2017 There’s also beer (starting at $8) and prosecco ($11). Brian Sloan, New York Times, "A (Mostly) Gay, Celebrity-Filled Party Returns to the Bowery," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of prosecco

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosecco

Italian, a grape variety, probably from Prosecco (Prosek), town near Trieste

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