A Spritz is a mixture of white wine (sometimes sparkling Prosecco is used instead), a bitter such as Campari or Aperol and a splash of soda water, with the classic garnish of a slice of lemon and an olive too. This is how Venetian restaurant Polpo make theirs – using exactly the same recipe as Caffè Rosso in Campo Santa Margherita in Venice!
I N G R E D I E N T S
1 large green olive, drained of brine
75ml white wine – something simple from Veneto like a Garganega or a Pinot Bianco
50ml either Campari or Aperol
Splash of soda water
1 slice of lemon
M E T H O D
Take a large tumbler and fill it with ice.
Push a large green olive (not one that has been kept in oil) onto the end of a cocktail skewer and pop it in the bottom of the glass.