In the realm of cocktails, there’s a rising star that’s gaining popularity for its refreshing and sophisticated appeal: low ABV (Alcohol by Volume) cocktails crafted with sparkling wines. Perfect for those seeking a lighter libation without compromising on taste or style, these effervescent concoctions are a delightful way to elevate any gathering. Join us as we explore the world of low ABV cocktails featuring sparkling wines, offering both indulgence and moderation in every sip.

Why Low ABV Sparkling Wine Cocktails?

Low ABV cocktails have been steadily gaining traction in recent years, catering to a more health-conscious and mindful drinking culture. With people seeking balance and moderation in their imbibing habits, these cocktails provide a perfect solution. Sparkling wines, with their effervescence and diverse flavor profiles, lend themselves beautifully to crafting low ABV cocktails. Not only do they offer a lower alcohol content, but they also bring a burst of freshness and elegance to the glass.

Benefits of Low ABV Sparkling Wine Cocktails:

  • Moderation: With lower alcohol content, you can enjoy more cocktails without the worry of overindulgence.
  • Versatility: Sparkling wines come in various styles, allowing for endless creativity in cocktail crafting.
  • Refreshment: The effervescence of sparkling wine adds a crisp and invigorating element to cocktails, perfect for any occasion.
  • Flavor Complexity: Sparkling wines offer a spectrum of flavors, from fruity to floral, enhancing the depth of cocktail profiles.

What are the different types of sparkling wines?

First, you might ask, what’s the difference between sparkling wine and champagne…  here’s a couple facts to provide some insights:

  1. Sparkling wine can only be called Champagne if it comes from the region of Champagne, France which is located just outside of Paris.
  2. Furthermore, Champagne can only be made using Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes.
  3. To clarify, all Champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is Champagne. We really should think of Champagne in terms of a geographical location as opposed to a winemaking style.

What is the best type of sparkling wine to use for spritzer cocktails?

If you are looking to splurge, then might we suggest Lanson, or Veuve.

If you are looking for a cheaper wine and/or a sweeter profile, then italian prosecco or spanish cava are great options.

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3 Low ABV Cocktail Recipes to Try:

  • Sparkling Citrus Spritz
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 oz. Aperol
      • 3 oz. Sparkling wine
      • 1 oz. Club soda
      • Orange slice for garnish
    • Method:
      • Fill a glass with ice.
      • Add Aperol and sparkling wine.
      • Top with club soda and gently stir.
      • Garnish with an orange slice.
      • Enjoy the vibrant burst of citrus flavors with a light and bubbly finish.
  • Berry Fizz
    • Ingredients:
      • 5 oz. Gin
      • 5 oz. Elderflower liqueur
      • 2 oz. Sparkling wine
      • Fresh berries for garnish
    • Method:
      • In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin and elderflower liqueur.
      • Shake well and strain into a flute glass.
      • Top with sparkling wine.
      • Garnish with fresh berries.
      • Indulge in the delightful fusion of floral notes and fruity undertones.
  • Lavender Sparkler
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 oz. Lavender-infused simple syrup
      • 2 oz. Gin
      • 2 oz. Sparkling wine
      • Lavender sprig for garnish
    • Method:
      • In a mixing glass, combine lavender-infused simple syrup and gin.
      • Stir well and strain into a champagne flute.
      • Top with sparkling wine.
      • Garnish with a lavender sprig.
      • Enjoy the subtle floral aroma and delicate sweetness of this elegant cocktail.

In conclusion, low ABV cocktails featuring sparkling wines offer a delightful blend of elegance, flavor, and moderation. Whether you’re hosting a soirée or simply unwinding after a long day, these effervescent libations are sure to elevate your drinking experience. So, raise your glass and toast to the art of indulgence in moderation with these sparkling delights!

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Sparkling wine is amazing in cocktails. Even a small splash of bubbles can brighten up a drink, enlivening or lifting its flavors and making it feel an awful lot more festive.   Whether you are looking for cocktails for Brunch, a shower, a cocktail party, or an aperitif with friends, we have you covered with cocktails that go from brunch through to dessert.

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