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3 Refreshing Spritz Recipes

Editor’s note: This post was largely written before the insanity and reality/tragedy of COVID-19 set in around the world. 

The first time I had a spritz was in Italy. I was in Venice with my then boyfriend (now husband) and it was what the bartender recommended at the hotel bar.

One sip and I was like …

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I LIKE this drink.

Now, the spritz has gotten super trendy — and even had some backlash against it for being overrated. Which just seems grumpy to me.

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Because the spritz is not only tasty, but also it’s refreshing – and can be rather complex if you do it right. And, for me, it tastes like a warm, sunny day, overlooking the Grand Canal (before COVID-19 hit).

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Mionetto Prosecco recently sent us a few bottles to try (that was a fun day at FBG HQ) along with a few new spritz recipes — and a basic formula to follow when making any variety of spritz. So whether you’re quarantined or not, you can get your spritz on.

Prosecco is at the heart of any spritz recipe, and Mionetto is one of those brands that provides a great bubbly at a great cost. You can get a bottle of its Prestige Brut or Prestige Rosé Extra Dry for just $14. The Prestige Brut is made from 100 percent Glera grapes from the province of Treviso (an area not far from the Grand Canal in Venice that’s known for its high quality Prosecco). It’s got a gorgeous straw color and is extremely drinkable with notes of honey and stone fruit. The Prestige Rosé Extra Dry is extra fun (oh, that beautiful pink color!) and floral — with hints of berries and flowers. Both are great sipping solo, but also make for a fabulous base of a spritz.

So, let’s get into the basics of how to make your usual spritz, according to Mionetto. (And then we’ll get into some specific spritz recipes!)

Spritz Recipes: The Basics

Really, it’s easy as 1-2-3. Any single drink should include:

  • 3 ounces: prosecco
  • 2 ounces: preferred liquor or mixer
  • 1 ounce: liquor or mixer
  • finish with a garnish

See? Easy! Now let’s get into three specific spritz recipes that you’re likely to fall in love with (I know I have!).

Spritz Recipes: Refreshing Ones to Try

Spritz Recipes: The Aperol Spritz

This one comes from Mionetto and is your standard spritz (outside of Venice — but more on that below).

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ounces prosecco
  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 1 ounce soda water
  • Orange slice for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add ice to a wine glass.
  2. Pour in prosecco and Aperol.
  3. Add a splash of soda water.
  4. Finish with an orange slice.

Get the printable recipe below!

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The Aperol Spritz

This one comes from Mionetto and is your standard spritz.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cocktail, spritz
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces prosecco
  • 2 ounces Aperol
  • 1 ounce soda water
  • 1 orange slice

Instructions

  • Add ice to a wine glass.
  • Pour in prosecco and Aperol.
  • Add a splash of soda water.
  • Finish with an orange slice.

Spritz Recipes: The Rosa Amara Spritz

Also from Mionetto, this spritz recipe is as tasty as it is gorgeous. And definitely don’t skip the grapefruit peel — it adds a lovely depth to the cocktail.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ounces rosé prosecco
  • 2 ounces sparkling water
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • Grapefruit peel for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add ice to a wine glass.
  2. Pour in prosecco and sparkling water.
  3. Add Campari.
  4. Finish with a grapefruit peel.

Get the printable recipe below!

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The Rosa Amara Spritz

Also from Mionetto, this spritz recipe is as tasty as it is gorgeous. And, definitely don’t skip the grapefruit peel — it adds a lovely depth to the cocktail.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cocktail, rose, spritz
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces rosé prosecco
  • 2 ounces sparkling water
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 grapefruit peel

Instructions

  • Add ice to a wine glass.
  • Pour in prosecco and sparkling water.
  • Add Campari.
  • Finish with a grapefruit peel.

Spritz Recipes: The Venetian Spritz

This is my own recipe — based on what I enjoyed in Venice. More savory and less sweet than the Aperol version, the olive is SO good in it!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ounces prosecco
  • 2 ounces Campari
  • 1 ounce sparkling water
  • Orange slice and green olive for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add ice to a wine glass.
  2. Pour in prosecco and Campari.
  3. Add a splash of sparkling water.
  4. Finish with the orange slice and green olive.

Get the printable recipe below!

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5 from 1 vote

The Venetian Spritz

This is my own recipe — based on what I enjoyed in Venice. More savory and less sweet than the Aperol version, the olive is SO good in it!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cocktail, spritz
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces prosecco
  • 2 ounces Campari
  • 1 ounce sparkling water
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 green olive

Instructions

  • Add ice to a wine glass.
  • Pour in prosecco and Campari.
  • Add a splash of sparkling water.
  • Finish with the orange slice and green olive.

Do you have a favorite spritz recipe? Drop it in the comments! –Jenn

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3 Comments
  1. 5 stars
    These are really great drinks! Thank you for sharing. These were really tasty and refreshing. I love trying out your new recipes. They are always amazing.

  2. Head bartender Zach Sasser is big on liqueurs and cordials, whose flavors can often be overshadowed by higher-proof hooch. In this drink at the Austin gastropub, he shakes Aperol with fresh lemon juice, house-made orange bitters, smoked bitters and egg white and serves it tall and topped with bubbly. “A blend of the summertime favorite prosecco, the classic Italian apéritif and egg white draws your mind in while the addition of two different bitters really sparks your curiosity

  3. Fantastic recipe! Some of the great drinks that I ever had . These drinks are so refreshing that I got charged up after being exhausted.