Posted: May 09, 2014 10:00 AM
 
Most commonly enjoyed as an aperitif, the traditional white wine spritzer is, well, it's slightly boring. To give new life to this before-dinner refreshment, we've jazzed it up with some fresh strawberry puree and a splash of liqueur. Serve these white wine spritzers to friends at your next dinner party and watch their eyes light up in delight.

A traditional white wine spritzer is white wine and club soda over ice with a lemon twist. And frankly, it's pretty boring served that way. So, to bring life back to this drink we've added some fresh fruit puree along with a little bit of Aperol. The drink now has beautiful color and tastes so much better. We'll definitely toast to that.

If you aren't familiar with Aperol, it's an Italian aperitif that is similar to Campari but milder and less bitter. The ingredients used are a secret, but it is known to be made from bitter and sweet oranges as well as rhubarb. It's most famous for its starring role in the Aperol Spritz (which is also a lovely aperitif). In this white wine spritzer, the flavors of Aperol are a great complement to the strawberry puree. Add in one of your favorite white wines along with club soda and it's time to relax with a drink in your hand.

White wine spritzer

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce strawberry puree (directions below)
  • 1/2 ounce Aperol
  • 3 ounces white wine
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • Strawberry for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add strawberry puree, Aperol and white wine to a white wine glass and stir.
  2. Add ice to the glass and top with club soda.
  3. Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy.


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To make strawberry puree, blend 1 cup strawberries with 1 tablespoon sugar until smooth. Adjust the amount of sugar according to the sweetness of the strawberries and the wine.

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