High Noon Spritz

White wine spritzer in a glass
Photo by Tom Arena

Courtesy Patty Pyles, head bartender, Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana

This wine-spiked spritz variation comes courtesy of Triple Creek Ranch, a luxury resort getaway that’s slung between Montana’s Bitterroot Mountain Range.

For this cocktail, Angela Gargano, the venue’s wine and spirits director, recommends a slightly sweet, aromatic wine, like an off-dry or Kabinett-style Riesling. If using a dry white wine instead, she suggests adding an ounce of elderflower liqueur “for a touch of sweetness.”

The Basil Spritz Cocktail
  • ½ cup frozen cranberries
  • 2 thin lime slices
  • ½ cup off-dry white wine
  • ¼ cup club soda
  • Rosemary sprig, for garnish

Add cranberries and lime slices to large wine glass. Pour white wine into glass. Top with club soda, and stir. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

Published on April 18, 2020