Punch House Spritz

Adapted from Spritz by Talia Baiocchi & Leslie Pariseau

Punch House Spritz

Everyone should have a house spritz—a seasonal standard whose proportions are known by heart and ingredients are stocked easily. This is ours. A simple riff on the classic spritz formula originally built to highlight Lini’s fruity, irresistible lambrusco rosato, this has become a spring-summer staple for both of us. Gentian-tinged Cocchi Americano plays the bitter role, while sour grapefruit acts as a foil to is sweetness, simultaneously pumping up the volume on the lambrusco. Built in a pitcher or portioned out in a wine glass, it’s a drink that embodies the spritz philosophy of being both beautiful and simple.

Reprinted with permission from Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes by Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau, copyright © 2016. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photography credit: Dylan + Jeni © 2016

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces Cocchi Americano
  • 4 ounces Lini Lambrusco Rosato
  • 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce soda water

Garnish: Grapefruit half-wheel

Directions
  1. Build the ingredients in a rocks or wine glass over ice and garnish.
Editor's Note

Large Batch Variation:
Combine 3 cups lambrusco rosé, 1 1/2 cups Cocchi Americano and 3/4 cups fresh grapefruit juice in a pitcher. Divide the mixture between 4-6 ice-filled glasses. Top each with 1-2 ounces soda water. Garnish with a grapefruit wheel.

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