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13 Spritzes You Can Make in Minutes

Whether you're entertaining outdoors this weekend or just want to sip on something refreshing, you should make a spritz. There are so many more options in the world of spritzes besides just the classic Aperol version; you can make something fruity, sweet, bitter, or a little bit of all three, depending on what you prefer.

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    Cappelletti Spritz

    Cappelletti Spritz

    Cappelletti takes center stage in this floral spritz. There are many reasons why a spritz is the perfect way to end the work day. First off, spritzes are undeniably refreshing — they have bubbles, often feature fresh citrus, and should be served nice and chilled down, just as you'd want to be after …

    Contratto Spritz

    Contratto Spritz

    This spritz from The Elysian Bar in New Orleans is an ideal aperitif, boasting sweet tangerine, herbal sage, and mild licorice flavors. It's slightly bitter and refreshing, just the thing to sip while eating a few light bites at the end of the day. The spritz is garnished with a dehydrated lemon …

    Yuzu Amaro Spritz

    Yuzu Amaro Spritz

    This citrus-forward, herbaceous spritz comes together in minutes. When it comes to a simple spritz, the combination of citrus and bittersweet liqueur (like Aperol, Campari, or Cynar) is a classic for a reason. This Yuzu Amaro Spritz is a summer-ready drink from one of New York’s buzziest new …

    Aperol Fizz

    Aperol Fizz

    Meet the perfect marriage of an egg cream and an Aperol spritz. My first egg white cocktail experience was a surprisingly unpleasant one. Granted, it was July in Washington, D.C., and why I didn't just opt for a cold glass of Chenin Blanc or a simple vermouth spritz, is beyond me. The offending …

    Sirene Spritz

    Sirene Spritz

    Elderflower liqueur adds floral notes to this ruby red spritz. Join me on a quick trip back to 2013, a time when everyone was over the moon about St. Germain elderflower liqueur, and found ways to incorporate it into menus at all costs. That’s not to say St. Germain is over — I’m personally a fan of …

    Milady's Spritz

    Milady's Spritz

    This spritz is a testament to the bubbly powers of Lambrusco. As far as simple drinks that punch far above their weight, it’s hard to rival the spritz. Without dirtying a cocktail shaker or strainer, the tried and true combination of liqueur, bubbles, and a citrus garnish not only signal the start …

    Campari Spritz

    Campari Spritz

    Campari is the slightly bitter cousin of Aperol, an Italian aperitif known as the star ingredient of the popular Aperol Spritz. Here, we swap out the slightly sweeter Aperol with Campari, and mix in a little blood orange juice, Prosecco, and grapefruit flavored sparkling water for an altogether …

    Ruby Red Spritz

    Ruby Red Spritz

    This rosy, bittersweet aperitif will prime your appetite. If you want it sweeter, add a dash of simple syrup, or replace the fizzy soda water with a splash of grapefruit soda. 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) dry gin 2 tablespoons fresh Ruby Red grapefruit juice 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Campari 4 to 6 …

    Pineau Spritz

    Pineau Spritz

    The Pineau Spritz is a product of a looming apéro dînatoire and an excess of half-drunk bottles of sweet Pineau des Charentes and dry sparkling wine in the fridge. The combination of lightly fruity Pineau with plenty of citrus and bubbles (plus bitters and honey syrup) makes for a drink worthy of …

    Aperol Schvitz

    Aperol Schvitz

    Fizzy and refreshing, this spritz is the perfect balance of bitter, tart, and sweet. The Aperol and lime juice balance the sugary Concord grape wine while dry sparkling wine gives it a bubbly finish. This satisfying, yet sophisticated take on an Aperol Spritz features a classic Jewish-American …

    Cucumber-Rose Gin Spritz

    Cucumber-Rose Gin Spritz

    A classic combination of gin, lemon, and club soda gets a refreshing twist with cucumber, basil, and black cardamom infused syrup. Dried rose petals add a subtle floral flavor and act as a beautiful garnish. 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) savory gin (such as Edinburgh Seaside Gin) 1 1/2 tablespoons …

    Earl Grey–Aquavit Spritz

    Earl Grey–Aquavit Spritz

    Honey simple syrup is even easier to prepare than standard simple syrup; just vigorously stir together honey and water until well combined. The mellow, floral sweetness of the honey syrup pairs perfectly a touch of lemon in this tea-infused cocktail. 1 (750-ml) bottle aquavit 1 (3-inch) lemon peel …

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