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Spritz it your way with these 3 summer spritz recipes

Summer means spritz o’clock is never far away. Find out how to mix it up with three delicious twists on the classic easy-to-drink sparkling cocktail.

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What is a spritz? The simplest incarnation of this drink is white wine lightened with soda water, but the most common association is probably the much-loved Aperol spritz: a 3-2-1 mix of prosecco, Aperol aperitivo and soda water, usually served in a wine glass over ice with a slice of orange. You already know this fan favourite is a winner for every occasion, from picnics and barbecues to tennis-watching parties and sunset get-togethers – now play with the theme and try these easy twists on the classic.

Aperol spritz & tonic

Ingredients (serves 1)


  1. Fill a tall serving glass with ice. Add the prosecco, Aperol and tonic.
  2. Stir to combine. Garnish with grapefruit to serve.

Negroni Spritz aka Negroni sbagliato

Ingredients (serves 1)


  1. Fill a short serving glass with ice. Add the prosecco, Campari and sweet vermouth.
  2. Stir to combine. Garnish with orange rind to serve.

French 75 ginger spritz

Ingredients (serves 1)



  1. Stir the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add sugar syrup, lemon juice and gin. Shake until well combined.
  3. Strain into a champagne flute. Top with ginger beer and prosecco. Garnish with lemon.

Pop these proseccos for a satisfying spritz

There’s a reason prosecco is the fizz of choice for spritz – this Italian sparkling wine style is light, fresh and fruity, without the biscuity characteristics that may clash with aromatic aperitifs, spirits and mixers. A great-value King Valley prosecco, De Bortoli Prosecco is fruit-driven, easy to drink and delicious with Aperol in a ‘spritz & T’. A floral and dry style of prosecco, Taylor Made Prosecco has fine, delicate bubbles and a crisp full flavour that’s great on its own or in a Negroni spritz, while Maison Prosecco is an irresistible addition to a French 75 ginger spritz thanks to its citrus aromas and flavours.

Turn up the flavour with these spritz stand-bys

Want the fast and fuss-free route to an Aperol spritz? Grab an Aperol & Postcard Prosecco Spritz Pack and just add soda, or try our fun twist using premium tonic.


Your Negroni sbagliato-style spritz should be made the traditional way using the dark red and bittersweet Campari Aperitif. This twist on Negroni is said to have happened by chance when a bartender accidentally subbed in prosecco for the usual gin. Also essential in this trending drink is sweet red vermouth, and you can’t go wrong with Cinzano Rosso.


The fancy European cousin of the Italian spritz, French 75 is traditionally a Champagne cocktail featuring gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup. Our spicy twist keeps the gin, lemon and syrup but swaps the classic fizz for half ginger beer, half prosecco. Make it a touch more Italian with Malfy Gin Originale, made in the classic dry style with Italian-grown juniper and mountain spring water.

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