Spritz cocktail season is here and this Rosé Dragon Fruit Spritz is a riff off the classic with bubbly rosé, Fiorente Italian Elderflower Liqueur, mint, citrus, and dragon fruit for a light and bubbly cocktail recipe.
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Last week I shared this gorgeous Rosé Dragon Fruit Spritz that the internet just fell in love with. So I wanted to bring it to my blog for the audience that may not follow me on Instagram. Though you should..here. With it being Spritz season I was in desperate need for an updated spritz cocktail recipe. If you’re unfamiliar a spritz is some form of sparkling wine mixed with fortified wine or liqueur, and sparkling water. You can garnish or muddle whatever fruits you want. In this case, I went for a dry sparkling Rosé wine to add an extra layer of crispness. I was already working with Fiorente to create this spritz. So I picked up a new bottle from my local Spec’s store. The Elderflower Liqueur and Rosé just seemed like smart choices off the get-go. From there it was building up the flavors.
Originally I had the idea to work with rhubarb but at least, my H-E-B store did not have fresh rhubarb but I did find the prettiest dragon fruit. So I pushed this cocktail to be a floral meets tropical take. Shocking… me, pick tropical?
To keep it from over clashing and to blend together I add in mint and lemon to blend the tropical and floral together to balance out into what ends up being an incredibly light and fruity spritz. It’s all topped off with sparkling water for added bubbles. It’s perfect for spring entertaining or dinner parties.
HOW TO MAKE A DRAGON FRUIT SPRITZ
Making spritz cocktails is easy. This drink is made in glass and I recommend larger wine glasses or double old fashioned glasses as your vessel.
To start you’ll gently muddle 1/2 ounce of lemon juice, 3-4 mint leaves, and 3-4 pieces of dragon fruit into your glass. Get it to where I just start to smell the mint and stop.
Add ice and pour in 1 ounce of Fiorente Elderflower Liqueur. I particularly like this Italian brand of elderflower liqueur because it’s lower in sugar than typical elderflower liqueurs and it’s got hints of lemon and mint within the flavor profile. It’s very refreshing rather than sweet. Which you know is a favorite in my book.
Pour in 3-4 ounces of Sparkling Rosé and 1 ounce of sparkling water. I like dry Rosé and I think with working with the elderflower liqueur and fresh fruit, you’re dropping in enough sweetness that a sweeter Rosè just wouldn’t be my style. However, if you like sweet cocktails and sweet wines, go for what you enjoy.
Give it all a stir with your muddler and serve. You can garnish with more fruits or leave it as is.
Spritz cocktail season is here and this Rosé Dragon Fruit Spritz is a riff off the classic with bubbly rosé, Fiorente Elderflower Liqueur, mint, citrus, and dragon fruit for a light and bubbly cocktail recipe.
- 1 oz Fiorente Elderflower Liqueur
- ½ oz Lemon Juice
- 3-4 Mint Leaves
- 3-4 Pieces of Dragon Fruit
- 3-4 oz Sparkling Rosé
- 1 oz Sparkling Water
Add lemon juice, mint leaves, and dragon fruit to the bottom of a wine glass. Gently muddle the fruit and mint.
Fill the glass with ice. Add the Fiorente Elderflower Liqueur, Sparkling Rosé, and sparkling water. Stir and serve with additional dragon fruit.
Doesn’t make for one gorgeous cocktail? This is one of those cases that it’s as tasty as it is gorgeous. B and I have been sipping on them on the really hot days here in Houston. The crisp flavors with the lightness of the sparkling water make for a tasty drink when the sun is shining bright. Though I see it being perfect for a wedding shower drink or a girl’s night cocktail.
Have you been sipping on spritz this spring season?
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