New World Spritz
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New World Spritz
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The New World Spritz is a refreshing and herbaceous cocktail that captures the essence of a classic spritz with a botanical twist. A lively combination of crisp vodka and sparkling ... more The New World Spritz is a refreshing and herbaceous cocktail that captures the essence of a classic spritz with a botanical twist. A lively combination of crisp vodka and sparkling soda water forms the base, creating a clean and effervescent canvas. The addition of fresh lime brings a zesty citrus note that brightens the palate, while the sugar syrup adds a touch of sweetness to balance the tartness. Basil leaves infuse the drink with aromatic layers of flavor, contributing a subtle peppery touch that complements the overall profile. Typically served in a lowball glass, the New World Spritz is a modern take on a spritz, inviting a new wave of cocktail enthusiasts to enjoy its unique and invigorating taste.
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Basil leaves
Garnish
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Lime
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8.25% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a New World Spritz

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Squeeze the juice out of one lime and then place in a blender with the vodka, basil and sugar syrup
Pour over ice and top up the glass with soda
Garnish with a slice of lime and serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should the basil leaves be prepared for the New World Spritz?

For the New World Spritz, the basil leaves should be gently slapped between your hands or lightly muddled to release their aromatic oils before adding them to the cocktail. Avoid over-muddling to prevent the leaves from breaking apart and making the drink bitter.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the New World Spritz to enhance its flavors?

The New World Spritz is best served in a lowball glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel or a fresh basil leaf on top to enhance its aromatic profile and visual appeal. Serve immediately after preparation to enjoy its refreshing qualities.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the vodka in the New World Spritz with another spirit?

Yes, you can substitute vodka with another clear spirit like gin or white rum for a different flavor profile. Gin will add a botanical twist, while white rum will give a slightly sweeter, milder taste. Adjust the amount of sugar syrup if necessary to balance the sweetness.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the New World Spritz?

Absolutely, you can create a non-alcoholic version of the New World Spritz by replacing the vodka with a non-alcoholic spirit or more soda water. Adjust the lime and sugar syrup to taste. This version will still be refreshing and maintain the basil and lime flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the New World Spritz compare to a standard wine?

The New World Spritz has an alcohol content of 8.25%, which is lower than the average alcohol content of standard wines, which typically range from 11% to 14% alcohol by volume. This makes the Spritz a lighter, more refreshing option with a gentler effect.

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