Drier, lighter, and more botanical than most amari, Luxardo Bitter Bianco creates a classically Italian Spritz that is less syrupy and more flavorful than the traditional orange aperitivo.
2 oz. Luxardo Bitter Bianco
3 oz. Prosecco
1 oz. club soda
Orange slice or orange twist for garnish
Year of Origin
Bitter Bianco Spritz
Botanical, bubbly and bright, this clear Italian aperitivo is perfect for sunny, summer sipping.
Make this classic at home.
Luxardo Bitter Bianco
he Bitter Bianco Spritz is a celebration of
rediscovered classics. It combines two
heirlooms that until 2018 were largely overlooked or forgotten to history: the Spritz and Luxardo Bitter Bianco. For centuries, Italians have enjoyed a Spritz at happy hour. More a format than a cocktail, a Spritz combines sparkling water and/or wine with light Italian liqueurs.
The summer of 2018 was perhaps the summer of the Spritz, but it was also the year that Luxardo Bitter Bianco truly arrived on the American cocktail scene. The recipe for this clear Italian liqueur dates back to the early 1900s — the heyday of the Spritz — but when the original Luxardo distillery was destroyed during World War II, it was thought that the recipe was lost for good. Over six decades later, the family’s handwritten recipe book resurfaced, and the Bitter Bianco was reborn — giving us all a lighter, brighter, and clearly classic way to Spritz.
Fill a balloon glass with ice.
Pour in the Luxardo Bitter Bianco, then the Prosecco.
Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with an orange slice or orange twist.
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