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!
What is a 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!
What is Cîroc Vodka?
Cîroc Vodka was born in France and is actually distilled from grapes, not the grain. Distilled five times, Cîroc one of the premium vodkas on the market and known to have nod towards citrus.
What is Cîroc Summer Watermelon Vodka?
Cîroc has been producing several specialty expressions with the limited-edition Cîroc Summer Watermelon being one of its most popular. It’s perfect for the simple summer cocktails like the Spritz, and in this case, the Royale!
How to Make the Cîroc Watermelon Spritz
You need to start with the following ingredients to make this gorgeous cocktail!
- Cîroc Summer Watermelon Vodka
- Cranberry Juice
- Bar Spoon
- Highball Glass
Pin it if you want to remember this cocktail in the dead of winter!
Here is the recipe!
- 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.