Enjoy the bitter and refreshing flavors of a good spritz, without the booze. This non-alcoholic spritz recipe is inspired by an Aperol Spritz or a Campari Spritz and utilizes my favorite non-alcoholic Aperitif in place of the Aperol or Campari. The result is a deliciously nuanced cocktail without the booze or the calories.

Ingredients for a Non-Alcoholic Spritz

  • Non-Alcoholic Aperitif: my favorite right now is Roots Divino Rosso. Wilfred’s, Ritual and Ghia all have great options as well.
  • Tonic water: it’s key to use tonic water and not club soda! The aperitif needs tonic water to unleash its full potential. I like Q Elderflower Tonic Water, Fever Tree or Betty Buzz.
  • Non-Alcoholic Aromatic Bitters: All the Bitter is my favorite non-alcoholic bitter brand. Their trio of NA bitters is a great deal.
  • Orange Twist: you can also use a lemon twist but orange is best here!
Roots Divino Rosso set on a platter with an orange, tonic water and bitters.

How to Make a Non-Alcoholic Spritz

  1. In a rocks glass add the aperitif and bitters. Add a large ice cube and stir to chill.
  2. Top with tonic water and stir to combine.
  3. Run an orange twist around the rim of the glass and drop it in the drink. Enjoy!
Red-hued non alcoholic spritz in a rocks glass with a large ice cube and orange peel. Cocktail set on a coaster on a patterned tray.

More Non-Alcoholic Cocktails to Try

  • If you love a classic dirty martini but are sticking to no-booze, try my Non-Alcoholic Martini. It’s full of flavor and incredibly nuanced!
  • Try the process of milk clarification and make a non-alcoholic milk punch using cranberry juice. There’s also a full-tilt version made with rum in the recipe card.
  • Combine espresso and tonic water to create a—you guessed it—Espresso Tonic! It’s caffeinated, bitter, and just slightly sweet.
  • Averna Limonata is a low-abv cocktail that can easily be made using NA Amaro.

Non-Alcoholic Spritz

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 cocktail
Category Cocktails / Drinks
Cuisine American/Italian

Description

A simple spritz without all the booze and all of the flavor! Check out the article above for some of my favorite NA products.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Roots Divino Rosso or other non-alcoholic aperetif
  • 1 ¼ ounces chilled tonic water
  • 4 dashes non-alcoholic aromatic bitters
  • 1 orange twist

Instructions

  • Add aperitif and bitters to a rocks glass. Add a large ice cube and stir to chill, about 10 seconds.
  • Top with tonic water and stir to combine.
  • Run an orange twist around edge of glass then drop into drink and serve.

Equipment

Notes

Most non alcoholic butter aperitifs should be refrigerated once opened. 
For the best results, use chilled tonic water. This will keep the drink from diluting too quickly. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktailCalories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 9gSugar: 9g
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Red-hued non alcoholic spritz in a rocks glass with a large ice cube and orange peel. Cocktail set on a coaster on a patterned tray.

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Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine, EatingWell.com, AmericasTestKitchen.com, and more.

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