Alcohol-free spritz: a taste of Venice without the drunkenness

The Spritz, this cocktail with Italian flavours, has been talked about throughout the ages. Its success, which appeals to all types of people, has given rise to the alcohol-free Spritz.

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The Spritz, quite a story!

The origins of this cocktail come from the attack on Venice by Austrian soldiers in the 19th century, who found the Italian wine too strong and ended up cutting it with soda water to soften it. It was in the 20th century that this cocktail evolved, mixing Prosecco with sparkling water or Campari and aperol with a slice of orange. Today there are many variations of this cocktail, even the non-alcoholic spritz version is part of many parties! Univers drink's Night Orient range offers you a delicious non-alcoholic spritz, with the same flavours as the traditional recipes. It is all the more enjoyable because it contains almost no sugar and 0% alcohol!

What's in a Spritz?

The Spritz can be made in many different ways, such as with a base of Aperol, Campari or Cynar. The classic recipe for a Spritz cocktail includes per person:
a wine glass or other stemmed glass, large ice cubes, 4 cl of Aperol, Campari or Cynar, 6 cl of Prosecco, 2 cl of sparkling water or seltzer and as a presentation, a slice of orange and/or an olive.

Night Orient Spritz

The Night Orient Spritz
alcohol-free recipe

  • a wine glass or other stemmed glass
  • 12 cl Night Orient Spritz
  • large ice cubes
  • a slice of orange and/or an olive

What does Spritz taste like?

At the birth of this cocktail, which was initially created to lengthen the Italian wines that the Austrian soldiers found too strong, the Spritz had a pronounced taste of wine. Today this cocktail has evolved through the creation of many recipes that have replaced wine with bitter aperitifs such as Campari, Aperol or Cynar accompanied by Prosecco and a dash of soda water. The most dominant flavour in the Spritz is the taste of the orange which gives it its bitterness.

Is there alcohol in the Spritz?

The traditional one can contain between 8° and 12.5° of alcohol. This will depend on the ingredients that make up your cocktail.

What sparkling water in the Spritz?

To make your cocktail longer, you can add seltzer, which is carbonated water made from pure water and charged with carbonic acid under high pressure. You can also add a slightly sparkling water if you prefer.

Is there an alcohol-free spritz?

Yes, it does exist! The alcohol-free Spritz Mocktail from the Night Orient range is alcohol-free and low in sugar so that it can be enjoyed 100% with 0% restraint!

This surprising non-alcoholic cocktail with a bitter orange flavour can be enjoyed straight from the glass without adding any ingredients. Served in a wine glass or other stemmed glass, accompanied by a slice of citrus fruit, it will create a sensation with its colour and refreshing flavours.