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Non-Alcoholic Spritz Recipe

Indulge in this refreshing non-alcoholic Spritz, perfect for sunny days and festive evenings alike. Inspired by the classic Italian aperitif, the Spritz is a vibrant and effervescent cocktail that appeals to those who appreciate the finer things in life. With Ritual Zero Proof Aperitif Alternative, everyone can enjoy the complex flavors of this beloved drink, regardless of their drinking preferences. Our aperitif substitute is one of the highest-rated spirit alternatives in the world, making this mocktail almost indistinguishable from its alcoholic counterpart.

So What’s An Aperitif, Anyway?

This key ingredient has a rich history that dates back to the 18th century. The word "aperitif" is derived from the Latin word "aperire," which means "to open." Aperitifs were originally created as a way to stimulate the appetite before a meal.

The first known aperitif was vermouth, a fortified wine created in the late 18th century in Italy. Vermouth is made by adding a mixture of herbs and spices to a base wine, such as white or red wine, and then fortifying it with brandy or other spirits.

In the 19th century, other aperitifs gained popularity, including Campari and Aperol. However, aperitif popularity did not explode until the 20th century, and they continue to be popular pre-dinner drinks today.

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Spritz Mocktail From Ritual Zero Proof

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make a tasty non-alcoholic Spritz with Ritual Aperitif Alternative. You can also check out our catalog of non-alcoholic aperitif recipes to broaden your mixology knowledge!

The Story Behind the Spritz

The Spritz also has a rich history and can be traced back to the 19th century in northern Italy, specifically in the Veneto region. At that time, Venetians, especially those in the working class, found the local wines to be too strong and harsh. As a solution, they began to add a splash of water to their wine to dilute it, which became known as “spritz” due to the fizzy sound of the added water. Love that sound. Anyway…

As time went on, the Spritz evolved into a more complex cocktail with various combinations of spirits, wine, water, and bitters. One of the earliest versions of the modern Spritz is believed to have been made with Select Aperitivo, a bitter liqueur, and white wine, served with a slice of orange.

By the early 20th century, the popularity of the Spritz grew, and it became a staple of Venetian culture. In fact, it was so popular that the city even began to regulate the recipe to ensure consistency across all bars and restaurants. Today, the Spritz has become a beloved cocktail worldwide, and variations can be found all over the globe. Cheers to that!

Why Drink a Non-Alcoholic Spritz?

Enjoying a non-alcoholic spritz is a fantastic choice for those looking to maintain a healthier lifestyle while still savoring a flavorful drink. With Ritual Zero Proof's Aperitif Alternative, you get all the taste without any of the drawbacks of alcohol. These delightful beverages are perfect for any occasion, whether you're unwinding after a long day or hosting a social gathering. Let's explore the various benefits that make a non-alcoholic Spritz a great option.

  • Lower Calories: Non-alcoholic spritz recipes are significantly lower in calories than their alcoholic counterparts. This means you can indulge without worrying about your calorie intake, making it easier to stick to your health goals.
  • No Alcohol: Enjoy the refreshing taste without any of the adverse effects of alcohol. A virgin spritz ensures you stay clear-headed and hangover-free, making it a perfect choice for any time of the day.
  • Social Inclusion: Perfect for social gatherings, non-alcoholic spritzes ensure everyone can join in the fun without compromising their health goals. It's a great way to include those who prefer not to drink alcohol.
  • Hydration: Unlike alcoholic beverages, a non-alcoholic spritz helps you stay hydrated, thanks to the mix of soda water and other non-alcoholic ingredients.
  • Versatility: Non-alcoholic spritzes can be customized with various flavors and ingredients, making them versatile for different tastes and preferences.
  • Health Benefits: Reducing alcohol intake aligns with a wellness-oriented lifestyle and can lead to numerous short-term and long-term health benefits.

Create Your Own Non-Alcoholic Spritz Today!

Perfect for those who want to maintain an active, health-conscious lifestyle, a non-alcoholic Spritz can be enjoyed at any social event or a relaxing evening at home. Purchase Ritual Aperitif Alternative, or check out our entire selection of non-alcoholic spirits to explore more non-alcoholic options that don’t compromise taste or experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Non-Alcoholic Spritzes

To help you better understand Spritz mocktails, we've compiled answers to some frequently asked questions.

What Is in a Spritz?

A Spritz typically includes sparkling wine, bitter liqueur, and soda water. Our non-alcoholic Spritz version uses Ritual Aperitif Alternative instead of bitter liqueur, combined with non-alcoholic prosecco and soda water. This combination provides a refreshing, alcohol-free drink with a similar taste profile to the classic spritz.

What Are the Different Types of Spritzes?

The Spritz has many variations, including the classic Aperol Spritz and the Campari Spritz. Our non-alcoholic Aperol spritz uses Ritual Aperitif Alternative to replicate the bittersweet flavor. This versatile base lets you craft numerous spritzes to suit any taste. Give our Italian Greyhound Spritz or Ruby Rose Spritzer a try for a refreshing twist!

How Do I Make a Non-Alcoholic Spritz?

To make a non-alcoholic Spritz, combine Ritual Aperitif Alternative with non-alcoholic prosecco and soda water over ice. Garnish with an orange slice for a traditional touch. This simple recipe ensures you enjoy a refreshing, alcohol-free beverage with minimal effort.

Is a Non-Alcoholic Spritz Healthy?

Yes, a non-alcoholic Spritz is a healthier option than its alcoholic counterpart. It is lower in calories and free from alcohol, making it suitable for those who are mindful of their health while still wanting to enjoy a flavorful drink.

Can I Enjoy a NA Spritz During Pregnancy?

Absolutely, our non-alcoholic Spritz is a safe and enjoyable option for those avoiding alcohol, including during pregnancy. It allows you to enjoy a sophisticated, refreshing drink without any concerns about alcohol consumption.



750 ml | 25.4 fl oz
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