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Morning Spritz

A Vodka Cocktail

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Brighten up your brunch or add a sparkling start to any morning with the Morning Spritz. This cocktail blends the vibrant flavors of citrus vodka, lemon, and orange marmalade with a bubbly touch of Prosecco, creating a refreshing and slightly indulgent treat.

It’s a spirited way to greet the day, perfect for weekend gatherings or a special brunch celebration.

The base of this lively cocktail is citrus vodka, which carries a bright, clean flavor infused with a zestful citrus note. This choice of spirit not only adds a punchy kick but also seamlessly integrates with the other citrus components, enhancing the overall freshness without overpowering.

Next, lemon juice is introduced, bringing its unmistakably sharp tang. This acidity is crucial, cutting through the sweetness and providing a refreshing counterbalance that wakes up the palate. The lemon’s bright zest lends a natural crispness that complements the softer, sweeter notes to come.

Orange marmalade is the sweet twist in this concoction. Unlike simple syrup or plain sugar, marmalade includes bits of orange peel and the fruit’s natural essence, offering a nuanced sweetness that carries a hint of bitterness. This complexity deepens the cocktail’s profile, making each sip both sweet and intriguingly robust.

Before the shaken liquids meet the glass, the vessel itself is prepared with meticulous care. A tall stem glass is chosen not only for its elegance but also for its ability to showcase the drink’s striking clarity and color. Filled with ice and adorned with a fresh slice of orange pressed against the inside, the glass sets the stage for a visually stunning presentation. When the cocktail mixture is poured, it’s double strained to ensure a smooth texture, free from any bits of marmalade or ice shards, allowing the drink’s bright colors and flavors to shine unobstructed.

Topping off the drink, Prosecco adds a festive, effervescent finish. The bubbles bring a lightness that elevates the denser citrus and marmalade flavors, integrating a crisp freshness. A bundle of mint garnishes the glass, adding a final touch of color and a burst of cool aroma. This herbaceous addition isn’t just for looks; it introduces a fresh scent that enhances the drinking experience, greeting you with each sip.

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Step 1: Add the vodka, lemon juice, and a bar spoon of marmalade to a shaker topped with ice. Shake until chilled.

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Step 2: Fill a stem glass with ice and a fresh orange slice along the inside of the glass.

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Step 3: Double strain the cocktail mixture into the prepared glass.

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Step 4: Top the mixture off with Prosecco and garnish with a bundle of mint leaves.

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The Morning Spritz is a cocktail that offers a delightful complexity, balancing sweet, tart, and bubbly in one elegant glass. It’s a drink that invites you to pause and enjoy the moment, whether you’re kicking off a special day or winding down a leisurely day.

Morning Spritz

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Instructions

  1. Step 1 – Add the vodka, lemon juice, and a bar spoon of marmalade to a shaker topped with ice. Shake until chilled.
  2. Step 2 – Fill a stem glass with ice and a fresh orange slice along the inside of the glass.
  3. Step 3 – Double strain the cocktail mixture into the prepared glass.
  4. Step 4 – Top the mixture off with Prosecco and garnish with a bundle of mint leaves.

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