Cocktails, Recipe

Summer is for spritzing. Here’s how…

Effervescent and seriously sip-able, spritz is a happy hour obligation. Cheersing a fruity cocktail, hosting #AperolAppointments with the gals or having a fizzy fiesta at your place calls for some ritzy, spritzy recipes. Some naysayers claim the spritz has had its heyday, but we’re nowhere near tired of this cult summer accessory. The spritz season is here and we’re right amongst it.

To ensure your 2020 is full of tasty tipples in hand, we’ve whipped up some cheeky sips to turn you into a spritzing sensation. With a Sunday Wine Co ​Pop the Prosecco Pack in your vault, a good playlist and some fabulous company, your Hot Girl Summer is about to get a whole lot fizzier.

The Aperol Spritz

What’s neon orange, stupidly sessionable and good to share with an Italian Stallion? You guessed it, the Aperol Spritz. Possibly the reigning queen of spritz land, the Aperol is a Euro-leaning classic that remedies those 40+ degree days. For the girl that always says “spritz me baby one more time,” go for this classic orange pour.

What you’ll need:

For the drank

  • 60ml Umberto Luigi Prosecco DOC Extra Dry, Veneto Italy (from our Pop the Prosecco pack). 
  • 90ml  Aperol
  • A dash of soda water

For the garnish

  • Orange wedge

Here’s how:

  1. In a large wine glass, add ingredients first and fill with plenty of ice. 
  2. Garnish with an orange wedge. 

(Makes 1 smashable serving)

The Limoncello Spritz

Tired of the ol’ Aperol? Some cocktail mavens just don’t vibe with the unique tang of an A.Spritz, and that’s okay. If you’re still yearning for something that screams ‘I’m on a boat somewhere on the Amalfi Coast,’ brew yourself a Limoncello Spritz. Outrageously zesty and refreshing, this lemon-hued wonder is sure to hit the spot on a scorcher.

What you’ll need:

For the drank

  • 1⁄4 cup limoncello
  • 1⁄3 cup ​The Story Prosecco Col Fondo, King Valley, Australia (from our ​Pop the Prosecco Pack​).
  • 2 tablespoons club soda

For the garnish

  • Mint Sprigs
  • Lemon slices

Here’s how:

  1. Add ice to a glass of your choice.
  2. Add the limoncello, followed by the prosecco and club soda.
  3. Stir the ingredients.
  4. Add garnishes of lemon and mint.
  5. Serve immediately.

(Makes 1 smashable serving)

The Grapefruit and Rosemary Spritz

If you like sinking pink drinks, a Grapefruit and Rosemary Spritz could be your new summer aesthetic. Destined for garden parties, picnic dates and romantic summer nights, this flirty fizz is superbly sweet and charming. Serve in a Gatsby-esque coupe glass for extra boujee points. 

What you’ll need:

For the drank

  • 1 cup fino sherry
  • ¾ cup grapefruit juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 12 dashes angostura bitters
  • Few pinches salt
  • 750 ml Cloak & Dagger Prosecco 2018, Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria (from our Pop the Prosecco Pack). 

For the garnish 

  • Grapefruit slices
  • Rosemary sprigs

Here’s how:

  1. Add first 6 ingredients into a pitcher. Stir well and chill. Just before serving, top with prosecco.
  2. To serve, pour into glass. 
  3. Garnish with grapefruit slice and rosemary sprig.

(Makes 6 smashable servings) 

The Blueberry and Thyme Spritz

Fancy getting a little bit wild? Enter Rogue Spritz Territory with us and stir a snazzy Blueberry and Thyme Spritz. This creative cocktail will woo the pants off your at-home bar regulars with its purple hue. Sweet, seductive and a little mysterious, could it be the darkhorse of summer spritzing? 

What you’ll need:

For the drank

  • 750ml Umberto Luigi Prosecco DOC Extra Dry, Veneto Italy (from our Pop the Prosecco Pack). 
  • 1 cup limoncello, chilled

For the garnish

  • Blueberries
  • Thyme
  • Lemon slices

Here’s how:

  1. Add the prosecco and limoncello liquor to a pitcher and stir.
  2. Place a handful of blueberries in a glass, top with ice and fill with the limoncello prosecco. Garnish with thyme and lemon slices.

(Makes 4 smashable servings) 

It’s safe to say sips about to go down. Don’t forget (we know you won’t) to tag us in your cocktail pursuits this summer and wage in on your fave spritz of the season. Enough talking. It’s 5pm somewhere, let’s get shaking.

Sunday Wine Co x

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