The Pink Grapefruit & Ginger Spritz: A Refreshing Twist on the Classic

The Pink Grapefruit & Ginger Spritz: A Refreshing Twist on the Classic

As health consciousness rises, interest in low ABV cocktails is piquing. Enter the Spritz, a low alcohol drink packed full of flavour that's perfect for any occasion.

A Spritz with History

The concept of a Spritz originated in Venice in the 1800s when it was under the Austrian empire. Foreign soldiers, merchants, and diplomats found Venetian wines to be too strong and requested them to be diluted with water. This led to the creation of the Spritz, a lighter and more refreshing way to enjoy wine.

In the 1900s, with the rise of carbonated water, the Spritz exploded in popularity, inspiring countless variations. While Aperol Spritz is a classic, the world of spritzes offers endless possibilities.

The Art of the Spritz: Your Cheat Sheet

  • Glass: Opt for a wine glass or a large balloon glass for a sophisticated presentation.
  • Ratio: Mastering the Spritz is all about the ratio. The simplest way to achieve balance is 3:2:1. This translates to 3 parts Prosecco (or alternative sparkling beverage), 2 parts aperitif, and 1 part soda.
  • Ice: Don't be shy with the ice! Fill your glass to the brim for a truly refreshing experience.
  • Garnish: Fresh garnishes elevate your Spritz from good to great. Get creative with citrus peels, wheels, or wedges. Thread them onto a skewer for an extra touch of elegance.

Ready to Spritz? The Pink Grapefruit & Ginger Spritz Recipe

This recipe takes a fresh spin on the classic Spritz, utilising the vibrant flavours of Somersault Soda's Pink Grapefruit & Ginger Soda.


  • 2 oz Prosecco (or a dry sparkling wine alternative)
  • 1.5 oz Somersault Pink Grapefruit & Ginger Soda
  • 1 oz Aperol (or another Italian aperitif)
  • Ice
  • Fresh grapefruit wedge (for garnish)


  1. Fill your chosen glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the Prosecco, followed by the Aperol and Somersault Pink Grapefruit & Ginger Soda.
  3. Give it a gentle stir to combine the flavours.
  4. Garnish with a fresh grapefruit wedge and enjoy!


  • Experiment with different ratios to find your perfect balance of sweetness, bitterness, and fizz.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, replace the Prosecco with a sparkling water and adjust the Aperol to your taste preference.
  • Feeling adventurous? Muddle a few fresh mint leaves or a sprig of rosemary in the glass before adding the ingredients for an herbal twist.

With its beautiful pink hue and invigorating ginger kick, Somersault Pink Grapefruit & Ginger Soda adds a delightful dimension to this classic cocktail. So ditch the sugary drinks and embrace the refreshing world of spritzes. Cheers!

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