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Twenty Spritz

Twenty Spritz

INGREDIENTS

50ml Twenty

25ml Rinquinquin

12.5ml Aperol

1 Dash Peychaud Bitters

Top With Soda Water

Orange Wedge Garnish

METHOD

  • 1

    Build this drink in the glass it will be drunk from by pouring the first 4 ingredients into an empty wine glass.

  • 2

    Fill with as much cubed ice as you can get in the glass and give it a brief stir.

  • 3

    Top up with a little soda water and give it another very quick stir before adding your orange wedge Garnish. Done!

EQUIPMENT

Jigger or measure

Stemmed Wine Glass

Barspoon/Chopstick

Fruit Knife (for Orange Wedge Garnish)

CHAT

This cocktail is for that relaxed afternoon social gathering that will carry on into the night. The Spritz was originally created in Northern Italy to lower the alcoholic strength of wine by adding a splash (the translation of Spritz) of soda water. It is a perfect style of drink for Twenty. The key to this drink is finding the right amount of soda water to add for your perfect balance. The hardest part will be sourcing the Rinquinquin.

TWIST/HACK

This recipe has been created with socialising in mind. The recipe converts into a very simple batching recipe if you think of the measurements in parts rather than milliliters. For example, if you make 1 part equal to 100ml then for your batching recipe 1 part Aperol (100ml), 2 parts Rinquinquin (200ml) and 4 parts Twenty (400ml) will do the trick nicely. This conveniently fits in a 700ml bottle (8 serves), that can be kept in the fridge ready to be poured, topped with soda water, garnished and enjoyed! If you want to add a little celebration to this drink, try swapping out the soda water for Prosecco or Champagne.

CREATE YOUR HOME BAR

WITH A FEW SIMPLE TOOLS YOU”LL BE THE HOST OF THE TOWN

If you love your gadgets then you can go to town, but you absolutely do not have to. You can make great cocktails with not much more than a glass and a chopstick if you choose but a few key tools for your kitchen will help you along the way. Here are the things we have at home for our cocktail adventures:

1 GOOD ICE

The bigger the surface area to volume ratio the less your ice will water down the flavour of your drink. Think bigger is better. There are lots of ice trays and moulds out there that give you all kinds of shapes and sizes. Any old ice will do though to keep it cool!

2 A MIXING GLASS

This could be an heirloom from your great grandmother or any old mixing jug in the kitchen. Something to stir things up in.

3 A MEASURING JIGGER

Know what you are drinking. A 25ml unit of Twenty is half a unit of alcohol. Measuring is great, it puts you in control and it means you can make consistent, great tasting drinks.

4 SQUEEZER

One for every type of citrus fruit or a fork and a strong fist. Get out all that lovely juice and mix up some magic.

5 STRAINERS

You will want to strain out the chunky bits that can get stuck in your teeth. There are lots of great strainers to choose from, but a sieve in your kitchen will do just fine.

6 SIMPLE SYRUP

One for every type of citrus fruit or a fork and a strong fist. Get out all that lovely juice and mix up some magic.

7 KNIFE & PEELER

Add that bit of flourish and the zing of some citrus zest. Your potato peeler or a good sharp knife will work a treat.

8 BITTERS

We love bitters. There are so many out there to choose from or you can get really creative and make your own. Go for it and experiment to find the ones that you love to mix with Twenty.