La Marca Prosecco toasts La Dolce Vita with an Italian inspired cocktail

La Marca Rose Prosecco, photo provided by La Marca
La Marca Rose Prosecco, photo provided by La Marca /

For many people, there is always a reason to pop open a bottle of La Marca Prosecco. Over the past 40 years, the Italian wine brand has toasted to special occasions, been served with impeccable dinners or just opened when the mood strikes. Although the Italian countryside would be a lovely backdrop, a touch of La Dolce Vita can be enjoyed with a bottle or two.

With an inviting mouthfeel, punch of acidity and vibrant fruitiness, La Marca is very approachable prosecco. Both the traditional prosecco and the rose prosecco have graced many tables. As the pop denotes refreshment waiting to be enjoyed, the glass is held out to be filled with a splash of deliciousness.

Given that this prosecco can be served as a simple apertif or paired with a variety of food, there are plenty of reasons to have at least one bottle chilled. Although the traditional sparkling wine has become a favorite, the rose version has quickly captured drinkers’ attention.

As the vibrant color catches the eye, it is the flavor that lingers and leaves the drinker longing for another glass. From the juicy strawberry to the zesty citrus, those bubbles add a little extra sparkle.

While this rose prosecco is quite delightful on its own, the brand suggests using it as part of a cocktail. Although many people add a splash to various cocktails to bring a little extra effervescence to the glass, one cocktail seems to capture that Italian good life in the most vibrant want.

Created by Natalie Migliarini, Vacation in Southern Italy is complex in flavor yet approachable in its build. The combination of bright lemon, sweet honey and refreshing mint captures the relaxing summer moments that seem to be carefree. For anyone who is looking to sit back, enjoy an afternoon and let the distractions dispel from view needs to make this cocktail.

Here’s how to make Vacation in Southern Italy.


  • 1 small scoop lemon sorbet
  • ½ ounce honey syrup
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1 lemon
  • Topped with La Marca Prosecco Rose
  • Optional 1 oz of gin


  • Create honey syrup with equal parts honey and hot water. For one drink, combine a half cup of honey and half cup of hot water. Can be modified depending on preferences
  • Add all ingredients, except La Marca Prosecco Rose, to shaker.
  • Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass
  • Top cocktail with La Marca Prosecco Rose

While this recipe calls for lemon sorbet, freshly squeezed lemon juice can be substituted. The cocktail tends to be a little less sweet with this option.

Also, a fresh mint leaf can add an additional layer of brightness to the glass. Whether floated on its own or entwined with a lemon peel, the aroma can add to the drinking experience, too.

Lastly, for drinkers who prefer a little extra sweetness, consider adding a lemon mint sugar rim. Pulse mint and sugar to combine. Dip the coupe glass in lemon juice, then into the mint sugar mixture.

While sipping this La Marca Vacation in Southern Italy might not bring a view of Sorrento or Monopoli, it will offer a delightful escape from the mundane. Cheers to the sweet life.