Harvest Spritz Recipe

N.V. Brut, Apple Cider & Aperol Spritz

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This cozy spritz is a refreshing and effervescent cocktail that marries the sophistication of our vivacious and plush N.V. Willamette Valley Brut with the crisp fall flavors of apple, cinnamon and zesty Aperol.
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A bottle of N.V. Willamette Valley Brut & Apple Cider Aperol Spritz Cocktail

Ingredients: For 1 Cocktail

  • 3 ounces N.V. Willamette Valley Brut
  • 1 1/2 ounces of your favorite seasonal apple cider (we recommend unfiltered and un-spiced)
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 1 ounce sparkling water
  • 1 apple slice (for garnish)
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme (for garnish)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (1 for garnish and 1 for steeping apple cider overnight)
  • 2 whole pods of allspice (for steeping apple cider overnight)
  • 2 star anise (for steeping apple cider overnight)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (for the rim of the glass)
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar (for the rim of the glass)

Directions:

Step 1: Steep 2 cups unfiltered apple cider overnight in the refrigerator with 1 cinnamon stick, 2 whole pods of allspice and 3 star anise for a subtly spiced cider.

Step 2: Combine cinnamon and granulated sugar in a wide shallow bowl. Circle the rim of your wine glass with a slice of apple before dipping it into the sugar and cinnamon.

Step 3: Fill wine glass with ice. Add apple cider along with Aperol.

Step 4: Float with 3 to 4 ounces of N.V. Willamette Valley Brut. Top with an ounce of sparkling water (optional).

Step 5: Garnish with an apple slice, a sprig of fresh thyme, and a cinnamon stick.

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N.V. Willamette Valley Brut & Apple Cider Aperol Spritz Cocktail