This Honey Ginger Gin and Prosecco Cocktail is the perfect light, bubbly and flavor-bursting cocktail! Make a homemade honey ginger simple syrup that brings sweetness and a light ginger flavor. Combined with a shot of gin and topped with your favorite prosecco, it’s a great bubbly cocktail!
This Ginger Gin and Prosecco Cocktail is the perfect Fall sip! To be honest I never was a huge gin drinker, but with any cocktail topped off with prosecco, gin is a must!
There's only four ingredients in this flavorful cocktail and no work except for measuring - the easiest gin prosecco cocktail! The simple syrup definitely adds to the gingery flavor of the juice and makes the drinks this beautiful color.
At the end, you'll top off your cup with prosecco (the more the better!). The prosecco adds a lightness to the drink and evens out the flavors.
Gin cocktails are honestly the best, so earthy and like my Sage Bee’s Knees or Matcha Gin Fizz. This gin cocktail recipe and the Bee's Knees both have a homemade honey ginger simple syrup. The simple syrup is warming while the chilled prosecco is refreshing, allowing for a light and bubbly cocktail.
This cocktail has main flavors of honey lemon and ginger; that is a combination that nobody could hate! A honey gin cocktail I even think is good for the sinuses, right!? It’s like the cold version of a gin hot toddy!
Highlights of this Recipe
This recipe is:
- Fall-centric but perfect for year-round
Making a honey gin cocktail is so easy, you’re going to wonder why you never made it before! While it’s great for the Fall, it’s a year-round drink worthy of adding to your cocktail repertoire!
- Gin - I use Hendrick’s gin, but you can use whatever favorite gin you have.
- Prosecco - Adding prosecco to top this cocktail makes this drink even better! There’s literally nothing like gin and prosecco together! Substitute for cava or champagne. For a lighter cocktail, substitute for club soda.
- Lemon - I love adding fresh lemon juice to bring out the other flavors. Don’t substitute for fresh lime juice.
- Homemade Honey Ginger Simple Syrup - Uses honey and water along with fresh ginger to add extra flavor. To substitute for honey, use sugar, maple syrup or agave nectar.
Making a Honey Ginger Simple Syrup
To add the ginger and honey taste, this gin and prosecco cocktail calls for making a homemade simple syrup. This simple syrup uses honey instead of sugar, and infuses a light ginger taste because it uses fresh ginger.
Making a homemade honey ginger simple syrup is quite simple.
Simmer equal parts honey and water in a pot on the stove. Once the honey dissolves, remove the pot from the stove and add the fresh chopped ginger root.
Let the ginger root infuse into the honey simple syrup for 10 minutes or longer, while the simple syrup cools down. The longer the ginger sits, the more prominent the ginger flavor! I prefer a stronger flavor since it is subtle.
Store in an airtight container for up to ten days in the fridge.
What else to use a honey ginger simple syrup in?
If you make the honey ginger simple syrup and have leftovers, there’s plenty of options to use it in other cocktails or mocktails!
Try adding it as the sweetener to:
- Tequila Moscow Mule
- Dark n Stormy
- Green Juice Margarita
- Pineapple Rum Moscow Mule
- Freshly made lemonade
- Unsweetened iced tea
- Ginger tea
Make it a Mocktail
Want to make this ginger gin cocktail into a mocktail? It’s still going to be delicious!
Either swap the gin for a non-alcoholic gin version, or omit completely.
Then, substitute the prosecco for ginger beer or ginger kombucha for an even stronger ginger taste. You can also use ginger ale, but it’s quite sweet.
The cocktail rule is to use a cocktail shaker for any cocktail recipe that mixes liquor with fresh fruit juice, dairy, eggs, creamy liqueur, sour mix or simple syrup.
Budget Friendly: basic Cocktail Shaker
What if I don’t have a cocktail shaker? Use a mason jar! They’re the perfect substitute. I highly suggest shaking any cocktail - it really changes the flavor of the recipe.
Want to up your garnish game? It’s the perfect way to elevate a drink in the easiest way.
- Candied ginger on a cocktail toothpick
- Fresh rosemary
- Fresh mint sprig
- Lemon twist
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- Fall White Wine Sangria
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Honey Ginger Gin and Prosecco Cocktail
- 2 ounces Gin
- 1 ounce Fresh lemon juice
- 1 ounce Ginger honey simple syrup
- 4 ounces Prosecco
- 1 pear garnish optional
Homemade Honey Ginger Simple Syrup
- ½ cup Water
- ½ cup Honey
- ¼ cup Ginger sliced, peeled
Make the Honey Ginger Simple Syrup
- Peel the ginger root and slice into thin medallions.
- Simmer honey and water in a pot on the stove on medium-heat.½ cup Honey, ½ cup Water
- Once the honey dissolves, about 7-10 minutes, remove the pot from the stove.
- Add the fresh chopped ginger root into the honey simple syrup.
- Let the ginger root infuse into the honey simple syrup for at least 10 minutes, while the simple syrup cools down. The longer the ginger sits in the simple syrup, the more prominent the ginger flavor. Leave ginger up to the 45 minutes.¼ cup Ginger
- Store in an airtight container for up to ten days in the fridge.
Make the Ginger Gin Prosecco Cocktail
- Pour the lemon juice, honey ginger simple syrup and gin into a cocktail shaker or mason jar filled with ice.1 ounce Fresh lemon juice, 1 ounce Ginger honey simple syrup, 2 ounces Gin
- Shaker for 15-seconds, until the cocktail is mixed and the shaker is cold to touch.
- Strain into a large glass filled with fresh ice.
- Top with prosecco.
- Garnish with a thin slice of pear or lemon wedge.