Hump Day Quickie Cocktail #10: Citrus Spritz

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Another week, another hump day, am I right?

For this week’s quickie cocktail we took one of the most basic drinks you can think of, and added just a smidge of Something Special to make it even better without making the recipe any more difficult to conquer.

So, are you ready to meet the Citrus Spritz?

(You are, you know you are.)

Alright, let’s get down to brass tacks, shall we?

One of the all time simple, unfussy drinks out there is the vodka tonic. Simple, self explanatory, and quite thirst-quenching, if not rather plain.

So why not take the vodka tonic, and spice the damn thing up a but? Why not, indeed! That is what we do here, is it not? So you better believe that is damn well what we did!

For the Citrus Spritz, you will need:

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  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • juice from 1/4 lemon, plus a wedge (for garnish)
  • aprox. 4 oz tonic water

Gather all of your ingredients plus your jiggers, bar spoon, and serving glass.

As always with our quickie cocktails, we are making this one straight in our serving glass. So to get started, fill your glass with ice.

Next, add in your 1 1/2 oz vodka. We prefer Chopin, but we’ll go ahead and say dealers choice on this one.

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Next, add in your triple sec. Make sure not to over-pour this, or else your drink will be too sweet.

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Now top off your glass with your tonic water. Make sure you use tonic and not club soda or sparkling water, there is a difference.

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Now squeeze in your 1/4 lemon wedge, and then give the whole thing a stir to combine.

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Now add your lemon slice onto the rim, like the classy reader that you are.

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And there you go! A fabulous twist on the traditional vodka tonic–still light, refreshing, and always delicious.

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Cheers, everyone!

 

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