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Summer Spritz Round Up

Summer Spritz Round Up


Holy. Heat.

We're not even going to begin talking about how hot New Orleans is or how weirdly sweaty Beau got during our last live happy hour, because we've probably been clear about it at this point. Let's talk about refreshing things instead. Like... waterfalls, and pools, and tank tops, and our crappy living room air conditioning unit that is making our lives a true tragedy. Wait. Refreshing things. Like spritz!

Spritz spritz spritz.

Besides being a fun word to say, spritz's (spritzses?) should pretty much be crowned the prom queen of summer because of how light and bubbly and cold they are and how much they didn't want to hang with us in high school. A spritz is basically just a combination of liquor, a mixer such as fruit juice or flavored liqueur, bubbles from soda or tonic or sparkling wine, and a hefty dose of pure bliss*.

*optional

When we learned about Belvedere Vodka's whole freaking line up of summer spritz recipes, we were like, "Woah there, hold up, how do we make them give them to us... now please... let us have them!" And then we made them. And then we laughed joyous laughter over the few delicious moments of relief from the heat they offered our bodies. 

We made four of them, so two for him and two for other him, and to be honest we couldn't really pick a favorite. The Herbal spritz is like kind of a runner up because we're partial to any kind of Italian bitter liqueur, but the the Cucumber Thyme spritz is probably the lightest and most refreshing thing besides, like, ice water - but much more delicious, obvi. We've got both of those recipes plus the recipes for a mint spritz and citrus spritz down below! You can also find many more recipe variations up on Belvedere's site! Have a spritz-filled weekend, cuties!


Belvedere Mint Spritz

Belvedere Mint Spritz

Belvedere Herbal Spritz

Belvedere Herbal Spritz

Mint Spritz

makes 1

  • 1 oz Belvedere
  • 1 oz Fernet Branca
  • Handful of fresh mint

In a shaking tin, combine above ingredients, fill with ice and shake until the tin frosts over. Pour into a spritz glass and top with equal parts sparkling water and tonic water. Garnish with fresh mint. 

 

Herbal Spritz

makes 1

  • 1 oz Belvedere vodka
  • 1 oz Italian bitter (we used Campari)
  • 1 rosemary stem
  • 1 orange slice

Combine all ingredients in a spritz glass, fill with ice, top with equal parts sparkling water and tonic water. Garnish with orange slices and rosemary. 

Belvedere Cucumber Thyme Spritz 

Belvedere Cucumber Thyme Spritz 

Belvedere Citrus Spritz

Belvedere Citrus Spritz

Cucumber Thyme Spritz

  • 1 oz Belvedere vodka
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • 3 cucumber ribbons
  • 1 thyme sprig

Combine all ingredients in a spritz glass, fill with ice, and top with equal parts sparkling and tonic water.

Citrus Spritz

  • 1 oz Belvedere vodka
  • 1 oz dry vermouth (we used Dolin)
  • 3 lemon slices
  • 2 lime slices

Combine all ingredients in a spritz glass, fill with ice, and top with equal parts sparkling and tonic water. 



This post was sponsored by Belvedere Vodka, as part of their summer spritz campaign. As always, all opinions are our own, and thanks a million times over for supporting the brands that keep Probz This alive and well!



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