It’s hot, it’s after work or after a run or on the beach and you’d like something light and clean, but with a bit of a zing.
That’s the idea behind Miami Cocktail Company’s five organic, ready-to-drink, wine-based cocktails: Mimosa Spritz, Bellini Spritz, Margarita Spritz, Sangria Spritz and Paloma Spritz. These sparkling, lightly colored drinks in a can are 110 calories and 4.2% alcohol. Each has some wine and a lot of fruit juices added.
A tasting of the five Miami Beach-colored drinks put the bellini and mimosa flavors at the top of my list. The full-bar versions of these are made with sparkling wines, so it makes sense that these – made with bubbly seltzer – are the closest in taste to those versions. The margarita spritz would be even better with a lime. The sangria would definitely benefit from some cut fruit added in the glass. And the paloma version is the lightest tasting of all, with the rose wine coming in almost as an afterthought.
These should be part of your home bar stock, or tucked into a cooler. The can designs are beautiful, and the organic, gluten-free, low-sugar, low-calorie spritzes do give you an alcoholic kick. They are ideal when you’re hosting a party and joining in; these will allow you to be part of the party and still remember to take the appetizers out of the oven.
You can find these little pretties (8.4 oz. each) online, and sold as four-packs for $12.99 at Whole Foods, Fresh Markets and Lucky’s Markets. https://www.miamicocktail.com/home