We’re not saying the PSL is over, but this spritz is giving it a run for its money.
What’s autumn without making a pumpkin spice version of well, everything? Usually, pumpkin spice things tend to be overwhelmingly sweet, but making a pumpkin spice shrub will add the balanced amount of acidity that’s needed in this drink. Once the shrub is made, all you have to do is add it to a glass of ice with some Prosecco and soda water. You can also totally enjoy the shrub as a non-alcoholic cocktail — just omit the Prosecco and add more soda water to taste! — Evie Negri-Albert, @drinksbyevie
Shrubs are concentrated, vinegar-based syrups that have been either infused with or made from flavorings like fruit, flowers, and chiles. You can make Evie Negri-Albert’s pumpkin spice shrub (which can be enjoyed without alcohol) using pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, apple cider vinegar, and brown sugar.
Only sparkling wines produced in the Champagne region of France can be labeled as Champagne. Prosecco, on the other hand, hails from Northeastern Italy (specifically the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions, and is produced from the Glera grape variety. Here’s a guide to the 10 best bottles of Prosecco to use in your next cocktail.
Seltzer is simply plain, carbonated water, whereas sparkling mineral water has naturally occurring minerals like salts or sulfur which are present in the springs where the water is harvested. Club soda, on the other hand, is made from carbonated water and added minerals to affect taste. While seltzer isn’t a perfect substitute for club soda, you can use it in this cocktail in a pinch.
1 1/2 ounces pumpkin spice shrub
3 ounces Prosecco
1 1/2 ounces soda water
1 cinnamon stick (for garnish)
Add pumpkin spice shrub to a wine glass filled with ice. Add 3 to 4 ounces of Prosecco.
Add ice and top with about an ounce of soda water. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
Written by: Q1075