I love a Spritz any time of year! One that tastes of watermelon, well, that brings me right back to summer! That hint of bubbles give me something to celebrate and I found that the Cîroc Watermelon Spritz is now one of my favorite cocktails.
My love of watermelon
Living with a Cypriot whose breakfast in summer is watermelon and halloumi without fail, I wake up to a breakfast table full of it every morning. What’s incredible is the watermelon is always so sweet, that’s what I am used to!
When I opened the bottle of CÎROC Summer Watermelon Vodka, I was sent right back to that breakfast table. It was summer in a glass!
The origin of the Spritz
We actually have the Germans to thank for the spritz, aka spritzen (to spray)! In the 19th C, the Austro-Hungarian troops arrived in the Veneto and immediately began ordering Italian wine, as one does.
The urban myth is that this wine was a tad stronger than they were used to, so they spritzed a bit of water in. Thus, the Spritz cocktail as we know it was born!
Watermelon + Spritz!
The Spritz cocktail has evolved to mean anything with bubbles! So put Ciroc Summer Watermelon together with Lemonade and Soda Water and you get one delicious cocktail!
- 40ml Cîroc Summer Watermelon vodka
- 20ml Lemonade
- 40ml Soda
- 10ml Cranberry Juice
- Mix all the ingredients together over ice in a tall glass
- Garnish with a lime wheel, fresh watermelon wheel and a sprig of fresh mint
N.B. This can also be made as a group serve in a half watermelon bowl.
For US measurements, please use my handy Cocktail Measurements converter!
If you want summer all year round, have a bottle of Ciroc Summer Watermelon in the house! Just by opening it, you can smell summer!
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