Summer spritz at its best! Whether a spritz cocktail is commonplace in your summer drink list or not, we think you will love our "grapey" variation. Eau-de-vie, grapefruit, and floral riesling notes from our All-Sass Grape Nectar make this not only simple, but incredibly refreshing. Try it out poolside and we think you will be asking for another!
BLEND USED: All-Sass California Grape Nectar
Tasting attributes: Imparts floral and bright citrus notes, while rounding out the acidity of the grapefruit
Summer is right around the corner and so are many refreshing and tasty summer cocktails. We love anything with bubbles and a seasonal spritz is the perfect way to beat the heat. While drinking white wine is always a go-to option, who likes a warm riesling? We say add your riesling flavors (aka our All-Sass blend of grape nectar) to some fresh citrus and lots of ice to enjoy your cocktail more than 20 minutes by the pool!
Refreshing definitely means finding ingredients that are light and easy to drink. Fresh pressed juice and sparkling wine pair perfectly with our grape nectar, compared to using a heavy simple syrup or agave nectar. Its light viscosity allow it to blend perfectly in cold beverages and it will never sink or sit on the bottom of a glass. Cut your cocktail sugar content in half by replacing the agave in a margarita or by one-third of simple syrup in a daiquiri by using one of our blends. We think you will be happy replacing many of your summer cocktail favorites with our sweeteners to lighten up your beverage repertoire and save a couple calories.
The white grape spirit found in this recipe is a fun substitute for gin or vodka, making the cocktail especially “grape-forward”. This French spirit is an unaged brandy made from grapes; more specifically, a highly revered form of eau-de-vie. Besides the fact that we love everything French, we also love experimenting with the less common spirits to truly bring you #NotYourAverage beverage recipes (and of course food recipes too!). Give an eau-de-vie a try (doesn’t have to be this particular brand) to expand your home bar and freshen up your mixology game.
And why our riesling blend you ask? This option of sugar alternative takes an average citrus spritz from good to amazing. Subtle hints of orange and white flowers enlighten the senses with the perfect touch of sweetness on the palate. Grape nectar cuts the acidity of the juicy grapefruit without making the cocktail feel super heavy and sugar-laden. Add a little less sweetener if you prefer an extra tart cocktail. Either way, have a pitcher ready for your friends and it will be sure to please all on a warm day.
Simple, fresh ingredients are the first guarantee for a delicious cocktail. The fresh-pressed and strained grapefruit blends perfectly with our sweetener substitute and grape-based spirits (Bonus: get your Vitamin C while you sip some spirits too). Nothing says summer like bubbles and now you can #DrinkBetter with our Grapey Spritz!
GRAPEY SPRITZ RECIPE
- 1 oz Remy V clear grape spirit
- 1 oz All-Sass Grape Nectar
- 2 oz fresh pressed grapefruit juice, strained
- Top with sparkling wine
- In a mixing glass, add spirit, grape nectar, and strained grapefruit. Stir thoroughly and strain into a wine glass.
- Top with sparkling wine and garnish with grapefruit wedge or peel + fresh flowers of choice. Cheers to summer!