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It’s National Prosecco Day! A day that we celebrate the nectar of the gods. So what exactly is prosecco? It’s sparkling wine. If you’re thinking it’s another name for champagne you’d be wrong. Why? Cause for one they’re two different things made in two different places. Champagne is produced in France and prosecco produced in Italy. They’re also made in completely different styles which is one of the reasons why you’ll find champagne usually costs more than prosecco. Wine Folly has an excellent breakdown of their differences that’s worth checking out. The more you know.

So, how does one celebrate National Prosecco Day? Well, one by drinking it and the other ways are:

Prosecco Pong

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If you know how to play beer pong then you know how to play prosecco pong. That game comes with 12 wide neck plastic recyclable champagne saucers and 3 ping pong balls. All you need to add is your favorite prosecco. Also, check out Tropical Prosecco Pong and Prosecco v. Beer.

BUY: Game

Prosecco Made Me Do It by Amy Zavatto

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This coffee table cocktail book contains sixty delicious drink recipes paired with bright, fun, original artwork by Ruby Taylor. Also included: a brief history of prosecco, purchasing and serving tips, and a guide to cordials, syrups, and liqueurs.

BUY: Book

Be There In A Prosecco tee

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No description needed. I got mine already. The material is soft and a little stretchy. They are true to size. I got XL cause I like my tee’s baggy. Get yourself one, and one for a friend.

BUY: Tee

If you can read this…socks

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Send silent messages across the room with these “If You Can Read This Bring Me Prosecco” socks.

BUY: Socks

Antica Farmacista home scents

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I love a good house scent and this selection of prosecco home fragrances is right up my alley. It has top notes of satsuma citrus balance with subtle floral notes of muguet. Apricot and passionfruit complement the sweetness of sugared black currant.

BUY: Diffuser BUY: Room Spray

Prosecco pamper set

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This made to order bath set comes with a face mask, prosecco bath bomb, mini bath bombs, Himalayan salt, charm bracelet, bath oil, cruelty-free soap, and face towel.

BUY: Pamper Set

Marie Hunter candle

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This black candle has a 90 hour burn time and features top notes of Satsuma citrus balance with hints of muguet. Apricot and passionfruit complement the sweetness of sugared black currant.

BUY: Candle

The Bubble Tap Trailer

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If you’re on the west coast and you’re having a party you can reach out to The Bubble Tap Trailer. Their self-containing vintage trailer will roll up to your event filled with bubbly ready to serve to all your guests.

Visit a local wine shop & discover something  new

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After passing Tipsy in the heart of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn for the thousandth time, today seemed like the perfect day to finally stop in. I went in to get a look-see and to try a new bottle of wine. I got a bottle of TreCase Prosecco. I’m going to save it for the weekend while the kids are away. I suggest you visit a new wine shop and try a new bottle of wine. You never know what you might find.

Minibar Delivery

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Did the liquor store close? Or did it run out of your favorite? Don’t fret cause Minibar Delivery has your back. Order wine through your phone and have it delivered to your door. The app is on droid and apple. Just drop your address and see if they deliver to your area. If they do, order one of their top-rated proseccos (La Marca Riondo, Ruffino, Mionetto, and Bioldo) and whip up one of their yummy recipes:

Frozen Peach Bellini

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A summer version of an Italian classic, this frozen cocktail is everything you need to keep cool. The classic Bellini features prosecco with a splash of peach puree. We’ve added a splash of mango nectar for a blended frozen favorite.

3 cups frozen peach slices
1 cup mango nectar
Your favorite prosecco

Blend peach slices and mango nectar until smooth
Fill champagne flute until half full
Top with prosecco
Garnish with peach slices

Aperol Spritz

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Transport yourself to Italy with this delicious summer drink that’s on the top of everyone’s cocktail list these days. The delicious combination of bitter Aperol with sweet Prosecco make this a refreshing treat that’s beloved by all. It’s easy to make, and even easier to drink.

4 oz prosecco
2 oz Aperol
1 oz soda water
Orange wedge

Fill a large wine glass with ice
Add Aperol, prosecco, and soda water
Garnish with an orange wedge

Plum Drum Prosecco Smash

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This prosecco cocktail is sure to get any party started. Does your prosecco need an upgrade? Try our Plum Drum Prosecco Smash.

2 plums
6 thyme sprigs
1 lemon
2 oz simple syrup
1 bottle of Prosecco

Peel and chop two plums
Muddle with the thyme simple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
Add ice and shake.
Pour strained into a glass and top off with prosecco.
Garnish with plum slices and thyme sprig.

Lemon Lavender Bubbly

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Simple yet classy, this prosecco cocktail is sure to impress all guests (even your fanciest friends).

2 oz lemonade
½ oz simple syrup
Prosecco
Lavender

In a champagne flute stir lemonade and simple syrup
Top with prosecco
Garnish with lavender

The Blueberry Sparkler

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The drink everyone celebrates with just got an upgrade. Upgrade your party bubbly and serve this at your next soiree

2 oz light rum
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Prosecco
Mint leaves, lime wheel, blueberries

Muddle blueberries and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker
Add rum, lime juice, and simple syrup and shake
Pour into a glass with ice and top with prosecco
Garnish with lime wheel, mint leaves, and extra blueberries

Share in the comments below how you plan to celebrate National Prosecco Day.