Sat | Jun 12, 2021

Spritzer With a Watermelon Twist

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:12 AM
The Red Stripe Watermelon Spritzer, served with watermelon and lemon wedges.
The Red Stripe Watermelon Spritzer, served with watermelon and lemon wedges.
Mixologist Nicolina Diabo gives her Red Stripe Watermelon Spritzer a good, quick shake.
Mixologist Nicolina Diabo gives her Red Stripe Watermelon Spritzer a good, quick shake.
1
2

A connoisseur of the art of preparing mixed drinks, mixologist Nicolina Diabo put a flavourful twist on the traditional spritzer, which is normally made with white wine and carbonated or sparkling mineral water.

Her modified spritzer has been in the works for years. “Sometimes I just sit and think about what products would pair nicely with each other and then try it out. That’s how I get inspired to mix, but my inspiration for this drink goes way back to when I was in college and majored in food and beverage while studying hospitality. One of the productions that my team and I had to work on was a spritzer,” she explained.

HAPPY HOUR

The expert believes that the bold flavours of the her watermelon spritzer make it an excellent starter option for your next happy hour. “If you’re looking for a yummy drink, this is the one for you. It’s a go-to drink, especially for persons who love watermelon,” Diabo said. She shares her recipe below.

Red Stripe Watermelon Spritzer

Diced watermelon

2 1/2oz Smirnoff Watermelon Vodka/Unflavoured Vodka

1oz sweet and sour mix

3oz Watermelon Juice

2oz Red Stripe Lemon Beer

Lemon slices

METHOD

Blend diced watermelon, strain and set aside.

To a shaker with ice, pour vodka, sweet and sour mix and watermelon juice. Shake for at least 10 seconds.