Happy Memorial Day weekend! Do you have big plans? We are enjoying spending time with the Piglets. We are all back together because Piglet #3 graduated from high school last weekend! Now we are looking forward to taking our masks off and soaking up the summer! Anyone who is into summer also needs the perfect summer cocktail, so we are sharing one of Rhonda’s favorites the Carpano Botanic Spritz.
If you are a fan of the Aperol Spritz you will love the Carpano Botanic Spritz even more! We have shared other posts with you using Carpano Botanic Bitter, such as, the Carpano Botanic Bitter Fizz , and the Chocolate Negroni. Carpano Botanic Bitter is a better ingredient choice in your cocktails because it has 10 essential rare botanicals that create its delicious flavor. It is made with 40 percent less sugar than comparable bitters which makes it less syrupy and sweet.
The Carpano Botanic Spritz is a wonderful patio sipper because it is a light and refreshing cocktail that doesn’t give you the alcohol fog that other cocktails produce. The reddish pink color makes for an appetizing appeal for any occasion. Of course, anything with a few bubbles added in is perfect, according to our criteria.
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What are you waiting for? Find the nearest patio and order or mix up a Carpano Botanic Spritz right now! Happy Memorial Day weekend.
Disclaimer: Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking. Please drink responsibly.
- 1.5 ounces of Carpano Botanic Bitter
- 2-3 ounces of prosecco
- Garnish with orange slice, sprig of rosemary, or edible flora
- Place ice in a rocks glass or cabernet glass.
- Pour Carpano Botanic Bitter over ice.
- Top off with prosecco.
- Garnish to your liking.
We know that we have been absent for a few weeks. We’ve had a variety of things going on and haven’t been able to post. You may know that Piglet #3 is a senior in high school and will be graduating at the end of this week. We’ve had several special events that pertain to the end of high school and the end of the school year that have diverted our attention from the blog. Since he’s our last piglet, we know that we can’t get these days back. Our Blind Pig readers are the best and understand our priorities.
To break our radio silence, we are sharing twist on one of our refreshing cocktails that we posted last summer on Father’s Day weekend. You may remember the Fernet Branca Collins with its zesty herbal flavor and light lemon fizz. If you live in the Dallas area, you can get a Fernet Collins at Northern Italia, Billy Can Can and Numero 28.
Our twist is a simple ingredient substitution where you substitute Branca Menta for Fernet Branca. The Branca Menta Collins is a little sweeter than the original recipe and has a yummy mint flavor. Both cocktails are delicious and very refreshing. Both are perfect summer sippers.
To mix up this refreshing drink you will need Branca Menta, freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda. Pop in a sprig of fresh mint and a slice of lemon for garnish and enjoy!
If you are viewing this post via email, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog for a complete recipe for the Branca Menta Collins.
- 1.5 ounce Branca Menta
- .75 ounce lemon juice
- .75 simple syrup
- club soda
- lemon wheel and mint sprig for garnish
- Fill a rocks glass with ice.
- Add Branca Menta and following two ingredients.
- Top off with club soda and garnish with a lemon wheel and mint sprig.
Try out the Branca Menta Collins this week and let us know what you think!
Disclaimer: Beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking. Drink responsibly.