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From its Italian origins in the 19th century—when supposedly the soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire would purportedly dilute the wines of the Veneto region with a splash (or spritz in German) of soda water—to the modern ubiquity of the Aperol Spritz, the loosely defined cocktail has proved its staying power. The spritz benefits from being as easy to make as it is to drink, with the name itself conjuring onomatopoeic refreshment and visions of leisurely days in sunny locales. Whether you’re swapping in new ingredients or getting crafty with a classic formula, here are our some of our favorite spritz recipes to kick off patio season.

Ananda Spritz An elegant sparkler that balances tropical fruit with whiskey.

Belafonte Fino sherry and lemon juice brighten this spritz.

Bollicine This recipe combines two types of Italian amari with sparkling wine and bitters.

Driftwood Spritz A holiday spritz with an Italian twist that’s good for anytime drinking.

Pale Aperale A hoppy twist on the popular cocktail.

Puttin’ on the Spritz Floral and bright, this lovely spritz is perfectly festive.

Rebekah Peppler’s Vermouth Spritz An easy-going mix of blanc vermouth, orange bitters, sparkling wine, and soda.

Resting Spritz Face A base of two types of bitter Italian liqueurs meet up with citrus and passion fruit.

Rhubarb Spritz A recipe that captures the essence of spring via a rhubarb syrup.

Strawberry Spice Everything Nice A sweet heat spices up the spritz from Scottsdale.

Whaley’s #1 A sunny rosé spritz primed for sipping alongside oysters.

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