Late Summer Cocktail: The Sensational Fresh Cut Spritz

Have you ever tried a Fresh Cut Spritz? Take a look at this refreshingly magnificent cocktail, it may become your new favourite.

We’ve said goodbye to our final bank holiday of the summer, but we’re still keeping the cocktail vibes flowing.

Words by Rachel McAlley

As summer draws to an end, our tastebuds have been tantalised by a Grey Goose® Fresh Cut Spritz, and we want to share the recipe with you.

You will be sipping on the refreshing taste of this simple and sophisticated spritz topped with soda water before you know it. Get a wine glass and some ice at the ready and let’s begin making this refreshing cocktail.


You will need the following ingredients:
50 ml Grey Goose® Vodka
150 ml Soda Water
A squeeze of juice from a grapefruit wedge
Splash of MARTINI Ambrato (optional)
Red grapefruit wedge
Sprig of fresh thyme



The method is as follows:
Build the first four ingredients over cubed ice in a wine glass. Finish with the garnish: a red grapefruit wedge and sprig of fresh thyme.

Finally, sit back and relax in the early evening sunshine with friends and enjoy all the flavour of this fabulous Fresh Cut Spritz.

Fresh Cut Spritz

Grey Goose® Vodka is priced at £39, from Amazon
MARTINI Ambrato is priced at £20.99, from Amazon

How to pre-batch

If you fancy pre-batching cocktails to enjoy at a later date, we’ve got the low down on how to do this from Bacardi’s Global Ambassador Joe McCanta. See below for his insight into pre-batching.

Fresh is best

Pre-batching can save a ton of time when you are having a picnic or drinking outdoors and this extra bit of prep will enable you to maximise time spent basking in the sunshine and socialising with friends. To keep your cocktails fresh, hold off adding fruit juice or mixer until the day of consumption. Bubbles, in particular, should definitely be added as the finishing touch, as carbonated drinks can lose fizziness quickly – and no one likes a flat cocktail!

Avoid dairy and eggs

Unfortunately, these sorts of ingredients can separate over time, particularly if exposed to warmer temperatures. Lighter ingredients – such as a fruit juice or soda water – are more likely to stand the test of time and make for a fresh-tasting cocktail!

Ice matters

Of course, ice is a nice way to cool your cocktail, but it also serves as a dilutant to create a more balanced taste. Don’t fancy lugging an ice bag to your picnic? Simply add a splash of water to your pre-mix and keep chilled in the fridge until time to consume. Even better, invest in a cooler box for super chilled cocktails, even when on the move.


Garnishes are a great way to elevate your cocktails and can quickly transform simple serves into summer showstoppers that will be the envy of your fellow park goers! My go-to garnishes are pre-sliced citrus fruits such as lemon, lime, and grapefruit. Easy to prepare and can simply be thrown in a zip lock pouch ready to add at the last minute! Seasonal fruits, such as berries, are also great for adding a touch of summer sweetness, or for those who have been nurturing a herb garden over lockdown, a sprig of home-grown mint or rosemary not only tastes great, but will impress your friends too.

Choose your vessel wisely

Many are tempted to opt for glass bottles when pre-batching cocktails, but in actual fact a metal thermos is the vessel of choice for keeping drinks super chilled! You can even freeze your bottle the night before for optimal chilling time, so all that’s left to do is sit back, sip and enjoy!

Enjoy the rest of the summer, it will be autumn before you know it!

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