4 ounces Lambrusco rosato
2 ounces Americano bianco aperitivo
1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1 ounce soda water
Small grapefruit for garnish
1. Slice a small grapefruit in thin slices for garnish. Nestle one slice on each side of a highball glass, staggered, then anchor with ice cubes.
2. Add the Americano and grapefruit juice to the glass. Top with the Lambrusco and soda water, and gently stir to combine.
For a large batch:
Combine 3 cups Lambrusco, 1½ cups Americano, and ¾ cup fresh grapefruit juice in a pitcher. Divide the mixture between 4–6 ice-filled glasses. Top each with 1–2 ounces soda water, and garnish with a sliced grapefruit wheel.
Adapted from Spritz: Italy’s Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes by Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau, © 2016.
Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House.