Mionetto Prosecco Brut
Mionetto’s broad orange stripe makes it one of the most recognizable brands at the liquor store, but its ubiquity can be a bit of a hurdle when buyers assume they should choose something more unique. But we’re here to say you should stick to this old standby. With clear cereal notes on the nose and a crisp, acidic tinge on the palate, Mionetto’s appeal is more textural than flavorful. Pair the well-known brand with an equally famous cocktail, the Mimosa. The Prosecco brings a zing to fresh OJ (and you should definitely use the fresh stuff), perking up even the most off-season juice and heightening the delicious bite of sweet citrus.
Martini & Rossi Prosecco
The experts at Martini & Rossi leverage their vast knowledge of vermouths to put out a seriously fruity Prosecco. Bursting with ripe peaches and unripe green apples, the sparkling wine stretches across the fruity spectrum. But its young fruit notes are especially clear on the nose and palate, which makes it a great match for absinthe in a Death in the Afternoon. Absinthe’s grassy, vegetal flavors and mouth-coating menthol undertones round out the bright fruit of the wine, while the mid-sized bubbles don’t make the spirit overly aggressive as finer, more spritely bubbles might.
Cavit Lunetta Prosecco Brut
Many Proseccos are described as tasting of peach, but Lunetta really turns up the stone fruit’s flavor, both on the nose and palate. The Prosecco is sweet yet balanced with a smooth mouthfeel, traits that are only amplified by a Bellini’s fresh peach purée. The resulting brunch drink is downright velvety, easily toppling the sparkling brunch monolith that is the Mimosa. If you prefer peaches to oranges, consider this your new go-to spritzy day drink.