Citrus-rosemary wine spritzer

Citrus-Rosemary Wine Spritzer Recipe

Rosemary creates the evergreen flavor in this citrusy, sparkly wine spritzer. Simple and festive, this white wine spritzer recipe calls for Lillet aperitif, Campari liqueur, soda water, juice from an orange and dry sparkling wine. A rosemary sprigs encased in each ice cube proves to be the perfect delivery system for the herb's woodsy flavor.

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Ingredients

For ice cubes

2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 small square ice cube trays

For the cocktail

6 oz. white Lillet apéritif
4 oz. Campari liqueur
12 oz. soda water
Juice from one orange
4 oz. prosecco (a dry Italian sparkling wine)
Sliced oranges and limes

Directions

  1. One day in advance, make rosemary ice cubes. Place a few sprigs of rosemary in each cube section, top with water, and freeze. Remove ice cubes from trays after they are frozen, and store in a freezer-proof bowl.
  2. In a small pitcher, mix together Lillet, Campari, soda water and orange juice. Fill a rocks glass or short tumbler with rosemary ice cubes. Fill glass with cocktail mix and top with prosecco. Serve with orange and lime slices.