I was planning on spacing out the cocktail recipes here with some other recipes, but I had a few baking stumbles and went through so much nut flour, butter, and eggs that I needed to take a baking break. And what better way to relax than over a refreshing spritz?
I was introduced to the Spritz when I went to coffee school in Trieste, Italy. I drank at least six cups of espresso every day – how could I not? – surprising even the Italian teachers. And by the end of the day, I needed to wind down.
So early evenings, I’d go to a local caffè where I noticed everyone drinking reddish drinks in large, wide goblets filled with handfuls of ice. Since icy beverages are often shunned in some countries in Europe, it was surprising to see people drinking cold drinks. And I wanted one.