Courtesy Eduardo Porto Carreiro, beverage director, Ford Fry Restaurants, Atlanta
Born in Venice, the spritz was popularized during the rule of the Austrian Empire. It was inspired by Austria’s “spritzer,” which was crafted from equal parts white wine and sparkling water. Over time, various liquors and bitters were added to the drink, which created the famed, neon-orange colored cocktail.
- 1 ounce Aperol, or similar bright-and-balanced aperitivo
- 1 ounce dry vermouth
- ½ ounce sparkling water
- 3 ounces Prosecco
- Lime wheel (for garnish)
Add ingredients to wine glass filled with ice and stir gently to incorporate. Garnish with lime wheel.