Raspberry Spritz Recipe

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Photograph: Elana Lepkowski

One of the best parts of late spring/early summer: berry season. One of the worst parts of berry season: picking seeds out of your teeth. This low-alcohol cocktail allows you to capture the essence of raspberries without all those little seeds. You may have tried an Aperol Spritz before. This version has a touch more refreshing bitterness thanks to Cocchi Americano. Since there's no stiff spirit involved, this is the sort of drink you can enjoy all afternoon.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 40 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

For the Raspberry-Mint Syrup:

  • 1 cup raspberries

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 10 mint leaves

For the Cocktail:

  • 3 ounces dry sparkling wine

  • 1 ounce club soda

  • 2 ounces Cocchi Americano

  • 3/4 ounce Raspberry-Mint Syrup

  • Raspberries and mint, for garnish

Directions

  1. For the raspberry mint syrup: In a medium saucepan, combine raspberries, sugar, and water over medium-high heat. Mash raspberries with a wooden spoon to break up. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat. Add mint leaves and stir to combine. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes. Using a fine-mesh strainer, strain into an airtight container. Syrup keeps up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

  2. For the Cocktail: Fill a rocks glass or goblet with ice. Add sparkling wine, club soda, Cocchi Americano, and Raspberry-Mint Syrup. Gently stir to combine. Garnish with raspberries and a sprig of mint.

Special equipment

medium sauce pan, strainer, wooden spoon

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
224 Calories
0g Fat
25g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 224
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 123mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)