Ruby Vermouth Spritzers

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ruby vermouth spritzers recipe
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Why are spritzers exclusively reserved for the summertime? We want to be refreshed all winter long, dammit. Meet the ruby vermouth spritzer. It starts with an aperitif wine called red vermouth, a sweeter cousin of the dry variety used in martinis. We love Martini & Rossi's version, available at most liquor stores, for its Italian Nebbiolo wine base and balanced spicy-herbal finish. Next, dump in a can of seltzer and—prego—you're basically done. (Take that, Aperol).


Ice, for serving

16 ounces red vermouth, such as Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Rubino

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Seltzer, for serving

8 red grapefruit wheels, for serving

8 sprigs rosemary, for serving


1. Fill eight highball glasses with ice. Pour 2 ounces of vermouth into each glass. Top with bitters and seltzer.

2. Gently stir and garnish each glass with a grapefruit wheel and rosemary sprig.

Nutrition Facts
  • 157 calories

  • 1g fat

  • 29g carbs

  • 2g protein

  • 17g sugars

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?