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Christmas Spritz

Summer cherries and Lambrusco combine in a Spritz that screams Christmas in Australia.

By Lisa Featherby
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Summer cherries and Lambrusco combine in a Spritz that screams Christmas in Australia. Pour it over crushed ice for plenty of cheer right into the new year.

Ingredients

  • 30 ml dry gin
  • 30 ml Lambrusco
  • 15 ml amaretto
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Cherries, to garnish
Cherry syrup
  • 400 gm cherries, pitted and halved
  • 150 gm caster sugar

Method

  • 1
    For cherry syrup, combine cherries, sugar and 150ml water in a saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat and cool briefly. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve, then refrigerate until chilled (at least 2 hours). This recipe makes enough cherry syrup for a large batch of Spritzes. Syrup will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for a week.
  • 2
    Combine gin, Lambrusco, amaretto and lime juice in a mixing glass with 30ml cherry syrup. Pour into a glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with a cherry.