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Christmas Prosecco Spritz Cocktail

Christmas Spritz: with Prosecco, orange syrup, Christmas spices and rosemary

Packed full of festive spice, the Mionetto ChristmasCocktail  Spritz delivers a warming twist on the traditional spritz, which is said to have originated in Venice under the Austrian Empire. 

Course Cocktail
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Christmas, christmas cocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 180 kcal
Author Fiona Maclean adapted from Miotetto

Ingredients

For the orange syrup (makes approx. 500 ml):

  • 750 ml orange juice
  • 300 g sugar
  • 6 cloves
  • 6 cardamom capsules
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2- star anise
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 piece of orange peel

For the Christmas Spritz

  • 30 ml orange syrup
  • 200 ml Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut
  • 50 ml sparkling water
  • A couple of ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Bring the orange juice and sugar to a medium heat in a saucepan. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the spices, orange peel and sprig of rosemary. Reduce over a medium heat, stirring continuously for about 30 minutes.
  3. Pour the syrup through a fine sieve and decant into a bottle while hot.
  4. Once cooled, pour 30ml orange syrup into the glass, fill with ice cubes.
  5. Add the Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut and soda water.
  6. Garnish with orange zest, cinnamon stick and sprig of rosemary. Enjoy ice cold.