June 19, 2021 by Vicki Denig
How to Spritz, According to Team Argaux
Although wine is the name of the game here at Argaux, we believe in shaking things up every so often—especially if it involves cocktail creations. Come summer, nothing quenches our thirst like an Italian-inspired spritz. However, our team craved something beyond the usual Aperol mixer. After searching far and wide, we finally found a solution that covers all of our bases.
[Note: At Argaux, we seek out our liqueurs and spirits with the same mentality that we do our wines. Beyond tasting delicious, sustainability is always placed at the forefront of our search, with a strong preference for organic farming and low-intervention production methods.
Which leads us to our latest find – introducing Liquore delle Sirene, our new go-to aperitivo for spritzes, solo sipping, and beyond! This Americano Rosso is handmade in small batches in the heart of Italy’s Veneto region and is produced from organically-farmed Trebbiano di Soave and Garganega grapes, as well as local herbs from Lake Garda. On the palate, notes of rose petals, coriander, red currants, and gentian lead to a pleasantly bitter finish. The liquore’s red hue is naturally derived from hibiscus, monarda flowers, and red potato juice. No chemicals or artificial coloring is used in the process. Think of it like Aperol, but less industrial and more delicious.
How to Make the Perfect Spritz
At Argaux, we like to keep things easy, which is why we use the 3-2-1 method to make the perfect Spritz at home. Simply add three parts Prosecco, two parts of the Sirene Rosso, and one part sparkling water into a large wine glass with ice cubes, stir, and garnish with a slice of orange (optional). Beyond being easy to remember, we truly believe that this quick and easy method makes the best Spritz possible! Balance between sweet and bitter is key here, and the 3-2-1 ratio ensures a flawless cocktail every time.
Alternative Uses for Liquore delle Sirene
Swap in Liquore delle Sirene for any cocktail creations where you’d normally use Aperol or Campari (or any other Italian bitter aperitivo), splash with some soda water, or simply sip solo on the rocks to truly enjoy the unique flavors of this artisanal aperitif.