A sparkling wine-based cocktail traditionally served in the northern part of Italy during "apertif hour". Essential to the spritz is an Italian bitter orange liqueur such as Aperol, which is in the same family as Campari but a little less bitter and a little more refined. This Simple Aperol Spritz is fairly low in alcohol, luckily, because it goes down a little too easily! Cin cin!
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Originating in Italy, the classic Bellini is made with white peach puree and Prosecco. Many people now substitute other dry sparkling wines in the bellini recipe. Initially this drink was served only during summertime when peaches were in season. Now it's a brunch favorite throughout the year. If you're making your own peach puree opt for white peaches whenever possible for the best flavor.
Capture the flavors of warmer weather with this fruity fizz. Fresh fruit muddled with garden fresh basil makes for a deliciously refreshing sipper. We love the Strawberry Basil Fizz, great for parties and outdoor entertaining.
Grab a bottle of rye whiskey and sweet vermouth and rest assured that you can mix up the ideal Manhattan experience. With a status as a cultural icon and dozens of variations to its name, this recipe is true to the original. Some things are just not worth messing with.