Southern Spritz

Honey, lemon, orange and vermouth flavours, lifted perfectly with George Dickel No.1 White Corn Whisky

Southern Spritz


  • 25ml

    George Dickel No.1 White Corn Whisky

  • 5ml

    Bitter Italian Aperitif

  • 10ml

    Lemon Juice

  • 10ml

    Honey Syrup (equal parts honey & hot water)

  • 2

    Dashes of Orange Bitters

  • 50ml

    Dry Sparkling Wine

  • 1

    Orange Twist (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Martini Glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Bar Spoon

  • 1


  • 1

    Cocktail Shaker

  • 1

    Hawthorne Strainer

  • 1

    Fine Strainer



  • Preparation
    1. Shake all the liquid ingredients (except sparkling wine) with ice.
    2. Fine strain into a chilled Martini Glass.
    3. Add Sparkling Wine.
    4. Garnish with an Orange Twist.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content

    14.9 g per serve

Interesting facts

Whilst an exact recipe for the Spritz is difficult to ascertain, bartenders often gave recipes using words like ‘Splash of’ as opposed to quantities. This was considered the norm for the original Spritz to be equal parts wine and carbonated water.

History of the drink

The Spritz is a beverage that has its roots in Venice and is named after the German verb ‘Spritzen’, which means to spray or splash. According to the history, Austrian soldiers who were stationed in Venice created the drink by adding soda water to the local wines. By using various liqueurs, you can make practically endless varieties of the Spritz.