Apple Y Prosecco Spritz

December 1, 2018

I’ve been really inspired by all the fresh apples that are in season right now, and even at the small market in our town, we’ve been getting a great selection.  Honeycrisp (my favorite for snacking), Fuji, and those gorgeous Pink Pearl apples that have a green skin and bright pink flesh. Oh my, I’ve been in heaven.  


I wanted to create a sparkly apple spritz in celebration of apple season, based on the King’s Landing recipe in the new Death & Co Cocktail Codex book (which you should buy if you haven’t already).  I’ve topped this apple-y beauty with the elevated Prosecco, Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore made from Glera grapes grown in Valdobbiadene, Italy;a region that now has its own DOCG classification.  This specific Prosecco adds another layer of flavor to this cocktail, a bright, crisp, fruity flavor of apple and pear.  I wanted to add a bit more spice, so there’s a dash of star anise; as well as a bitter kick, to help balance out the sweetness.  This beautiful number is sure to be on repeat throughout the holidays! 


Apple-y Prosecco Spritz

1-1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth Infused with Star Anise
1 oz Pear or Apple Brandy
¼ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Campari
3-1/2 oz Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore

Build in a large glass over ice.  Garnish with a lemon wheel and a few apple slices

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