By Maggie Walters
Spring is in the air; the days are growing longer and flowers can be spotted budding in any patch of grass. It’s time to celebrate the change of weather!
Here are 3 great spritzer cocktails featuring sparkling wine to help you kick off spring. Whether you’re enjoying the patio at home or taking a trip down to the beach to soak up some rays, these cocktails are a sure hit for entertaining this season.
We’ve featured an oldie but goodie cocktail, the French 75. This is a classic sparkling cocktail we love so much that we’ve even made a couple of riffs on it to inspire your spring festivities. The only tools you need are a shaker and glass!
Check out the cocktails:
French 75 (Cognac Variation)
- 1 oz. Remi Martin VSOP
- ¼ oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ oz. simple syrup
- 4 oz. Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut
- Mix cognac, lemon juice, simple syrup in a shaker of ice and shake until chilled. Strain into champagne flute or coupe glass and top with chilled Cremant. Garnish with lemon twist and a brandied cherry.
Pomme Rose (Pomme is apple in French!)
- 1 oz. Dupont Calvados Fine Reserve
- 1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- ¾ oz. simple syrup
- 3 oz. sparkling Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé
Combine calvados, juice, and syrup into a shaker of ice and shake until chilled. Strain into Champagne flute or couple glass. Top with Rosé. Garnish with a brandied cherry.
- 1 1/2 oz. Roxor gin
- 1/2 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ oz. simple syrup
- 3 oz. Stiegel-Radler Grapefruit
- Grapefruit wheel for garnish
Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shacker of ice and shake until chilled. Strain into Champagne flute or couple glass. Top with Stiegel-Radler and garnish with grapefruit wheel.
We hope your spring is filled with good times – and, of course, good beverages. If you need help with your next get together, we’ve got the experts on staff to assist.
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