Signature

Liqueur • Dry
High Garden Spritz

This refreshing, summery drink should make you feel like you’re sitting in a sunny orchard, according to its inventor, Adele Stratton of Noble Experiment in San Diego. She mixes the not-too-sweet Giffard Apricot Liqueur with lightly bitter Aperol and crisp Champagne for a dry finish. Its low ABV makes it the perfect session libation for a long afternoon of sipping.

The Essentials

Aperol
Apricot Liqueur
Champagne
Shaker
The Details
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Ingredients

2 oz Aperol
1 oz Giffard Apricot Liqueur
.75 oz fresh Lemon Juice
2 Turns Salt
2 oz Champagne, chilled, to top
2 oz Club Soda
3 slices Cucumber

Method

  • Shake the Aperol, apricot liqueur, lemon juice and salt together with ice.
  • Strain the cocktail into a wine glass filled with a scoop of ice or, if you want to get really fancy, one giant ice cube.
  • Top with Champagne and club soda.
  • Garnish with fresh cucumbers.
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