Ready for summer? So are we and this fizzy drink, straight from the pages of our new favorite aperitivo-centric book, Spritz ($12; amazon.com), by food journalists and self-proclaimed cocktail connoisseurs Talia Baiocchi, editor-in-chief at Punch, and Leslie Pariseau, Saveur editor, will set the mood with its bubbles, citrus bite, and enticing rosy color. The secret ingredient? Cocchi Americano, a classic Italian bitter, lends herbal intrigue to the blend, which can be made in batches. Read on for the full recipe.
Punch House Spritz
3 cups Lini 910 Lambrusco Rosato ($19; unionsquarewines.com)
1 ½ cups Cocchi Americano ($23; unionsquarewines.com)
¾ cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
Grapefruit half wheels, for garnish
1. Stir together Lambrusco, Cocchi Americano, and grapefruit juice in a large pitcher.
2. Divide mixture among six ice-filled glasses. Top each with 1 or 2 oz seltzer. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.
For more summer recipes, pick up the June issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download now.