Muther Pucker Spritz will make the Italians say Mama Mia!
The Mutha Pucker Spritz combines two of Italy’s Great Triumphs- Limoncello and the Spritz. Italy has mastered the art of a simple aperitivo, or light drink before dinner at a casual café. No need to rush, just relax and unwind with the beautiful tastes of lemon in an effervescent cocktail. The ‘Muther Pucker Spritz’ has just 3 ingredients. Limoncello, Prosecco, and Club Soda. Who doesn’t love an Italian, lemon summer cocktail with sparkle?
You may have tried the Aperol Spritz, the Campari Spritz or even our own botanical spritz, the Reconstituted VERgin
The Muther Pucker Spritz gives you sparkling wine, and subtle lemon. A feel good blend that is light and refreshing for a summer day. It is a beautiful brunch cocktail- especially for Mother’s Day, and I also love it for New Year’s Eve, when I want to be sipping something a little lighter for a long night of festivities. It’s a citrusy cocktail that’s beautiful for entertaining.
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What is a Spritz or Spritzer?
A spritz is a wine -based cocktail, commonly served as an aperitif in Northeast Italy.
The spritz has its origins in Veneto, Italy. The spritz originated during the 1800s when Austrians visiting Italy would “spritz” or “splash” soda water into the wine glass to make the wine lighter and more to their taste.
Commonly, a spritz is enjoyed as an aperitif before a meal, or as a digestif after a meal. It helps to aid digestion.
Ingredients generally consist of prosecco, digestive bitters and club soda. The spritz cocktail recipe typically features the sweetness of wine and a more bitter liqueur like Aperol, Campari, or Cynar,
The Aperol Spritz has become a staple for cafes in Italy. This Spritz has an aromatic citrus taste. The refreshing and zesty bittersweet orange and herbs perfectly complement the subtle sweetness, and delicate bubbles of Prosecco.
Where does the Spritz come from?
The spritz originates from the Veneto region of Italy, where Prosecco comes from. In the 1800s Austrians began diluting Italian wines with a splash or spray of soda water to make the wine lighter and more to their liking. The spritz cocktail grew in popularity. Aperol has been around since 1919, but didn’t become a global phenomenon until a 1990s campaign that virtually relaunched the orange liqueur.
The cocktail gained more notoriety when Rebekah Peppler, of the New York Times said, ‘The Aperol Spritz is not a good drink.’ She went further to call it a “Capri Sun after soccer practice on a hot day. Not in a good way.” The piece spurred a passionate reaction. The internet was outraged by her Spritz takedown. Maybe, in this case, any press really is good press, because it has since found a large following.
Italians especially love the cocktail during the pre-dinner Aperitivo hour. La Dolce Vita!
Make a Limoncello Spritz, a perfect summer cocktail
Mutha Pucker Spritzer
- Champagne Flute
- 3 oz Prosecco Prefer a dryer Prosecco
- 2 oz Limoncello Prefer Cuss Kitchen Homemade Limoncello
- 1 oz Club Soda
- Pour the Prosecco and soda water directly into a Champagne flute
- Add chilled Limoncello
- Stir Lightly
- Garnish with Lemon and Mint
A great Muther Pucker Spritz requires a great homemade Limoncello
You will love our Lemon Mutha Pucker Limoncello. Homemade Limoncello is a must-have in your freezer. So much better than even the most-expensive brands. Wait until you try this zesty, citrus liqueur. Easy to make, and fabulous for gifts.
Where does Limoncello come from?
Limoncello is an authentic Italian liqueur made from the lemon zest .
Popularized in Southern Italy, and along the Amalfi Coast, It is an authentic Italian liqueur that is traditionally served chilled, and often as an after-dinner digestivo. It is a refreshing drink for every occasion.
Featured in movies such as Dan Brown’s Inferno, and Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun, Limoncello is reaching new generations who love the refreshing lemon flavor. Who doesn’t love Limncello?
What is the difference between Lemoncello and Limoncello?
Lemoncello is a poor American translation. This Italian Liqueur is pronounced: lee-mohn-CHEH-loh
What is Limoncello’s Origin story?
The liqueur originates from the beginning of the 1900s, in a small boarding house on the island of Azzurra. Lady Maria Antonia Farace cared for a garden of citrus trees, and began making homemade Limoncello. Lady Maria Antonia’s nephew opened a bar, and her lemon peels infused by Vodka became the specialty.
Massimo Canale was Maria Antonia’s descendant, and he started to make the liqueur in small batches. He registered the first trademark “Limoncello” in 1988.
Some doubt that Maria and Massimo created the first homemade limoncello recipe. Sorrento, Amalfi. Capri, and other parts of Italy have their own legends and stories regarding the production of the traditional lemon liqueur.
Many historians suggest that this infused lemon liqueur dates back, past the 1800s, to the early cultivation of lemons.
Batches for B#tches (Make a large pitcher, 60 oz)
You will want to serve these perfect summer cocktails to your friends. Make it easy!
- 21 ounces of Prosecco
- 14 ounces of Limoncello
- 7 ounces of Club Soda (or sparkling water)
- Floating Lemon slices
Drink up fellow Mutha Puckers!