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.
To celebrate the summer season (as well as the arrival of this tasty new bottle at Argaux), our team has put together a convenient Spritz Kit, perfect for a summer full of delicious spritzes. Each kit contains one bottle of Liquore delle Sirene and one bottle of bubbly Prosecco.
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 Aperol, 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.
About the Wine
We believe that all wine, including those destined for cocktails, should taste delicious and be produced responsibly, which is why we’ve chosen to include Sorro Prosecco in our Spritz Kit. Crafted from hand-picked, organically-farmed grapes, this tasty bottle of bubbles oozes with flavors of Meyer lemon, white peach, and honeysuckles. Enjoy a splash solo to really experience the wine’s potential! Only 1,000 cases produced annually.
Alternative Uses for Liquore delle Sirene
Swap in Liquore delle Sirene for any cocktail creations where you’d normally use Aperol (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.
Looking for a go-to cocktail to serve at your upcoming Fourth of July gatherings without needing to spend your evening mixing up intricate drinks? Grab a Spritz Kit and make things easy.
From our Team Argaux family to yours, we wish you a happy, healthy, and spritz-filled July 4th!