White Spritz Cocktail
The first vestige of spritz ancestry, the white spritz, or spritz liscio, was likely — as the Italian mythos goes — born in Hapsburg-occupied northern Italy in the 19th century. This version, with soda water, emerged in the first years of the 20th century, and is a malleable blueprint created to suit each drinker’s palate. Simply add a splash of homemade syrup or fruit liqueur to a base of white wine and soda, and garnish with abandon.
- 4 ounce dry white wine
- 2 ounce soda water
- 1⁄2 ounce lemon syrup
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup water
Combine the lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan over very low heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from the heat and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.
Build the ingredients in a wine glass over ice and add the garnish of seasonal citrus, herbs, and fruit.