Bourbon Strawberry Spritz

October 27, 2021
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Photo by Ty Mecham. Prop Stylist: Brooke Deonarine. Food Stylist: Kate Buckens.
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • makes 1 cocktail
Test Kitchen Notes

Basil Hayden® Bourbon—all dressed up in cocktail hour’s finest with pureed strawberries, citrusy Aperol, and sparkling wine—is the pick-me-up in a champagne flute we can’t get enough of.

This recipe is shared in partnership with Basil Hayden®.

Drink Smart™. Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 40% Alc./Vol. ©2021 Kentucky Springs Distilling Co., Clermont, KY —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • For the cocktail:
  • 1 part Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • 3/4 part strawberry puree
  • 1/2 part freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 part Aperol
  • 1/4 part Luxardo
  • Sparkling wine
  • 1 splash soda water
  • Fresh orange slice, for garnish
  • For the strawberry puree:
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  1. For the cocktail:
  2. Combine the Basil Hayden® Kentucky Straight Bourbon, strawberry puree, lemon juice, Aperol, and Luxardo in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously to combine.
  3. Fine-strain the cocktail into a Champagne flute.
  4. Top off the drink with sparkling wine and a splash of soda water. Garnish with a fresh orange slice and serve.
  1. For the strawberry puree:
  2. Combine the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool slightly. Puree the ingredients in a blender and strain into a container. Let cool completely and store in the refrigerator.

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