If you're looking for a refreshing drink to serve at your next dinner party or get-together, consider our Pink Spritz. You make a spritz recipe using prosecco, a bitter liqueur, and sparkling soda water (giving it the name spritz or spritzer).
Our recipe uses Aperol as the liqueur, combining our Rosa Blanco tequila for a fantastic, enhanced taste!
Learn more about our special spritzer recipe, the unique flavor of our Rosa tequila, and why using Calirosa Tequila for your next cocktail is right for you.
What is Pink Tequila?
Pink tequila gets its name from the aging process it goes through. The tequila lives in red wine barrels for an extended period and gives the tequila a rose color. This process also creates a smooth, fruity flavor.
Our Rosa Blanco tequila has a raspberry and strawberry aroma, along with scents of honey and agave. When drinking, these scents are apparent and reward you with a long finish to continue enjoying the flavor minutes after.
Who Makes Pink Tequila?
Interestingly enough, many major tequila distributors do not carry pink tequila. The most common tequilas are blanco, reposado, and añejo. However, Calirosa Tequila is one of the few distilleries that creates and sells pink tequila.
Why Choose Pink Tequila?
Using Pink Tequila in your spritz cocktail recipe is a game-changer! Instead of using prosecco or another wine base, choose Pink Tequila to bring out the refreshing flavors in your spritzer.
Not everyone enjoys the taste of wine, so Pink Tequila is a suitable substitute for those looking for a perfect summer drink without wine added.
Some people have a sulfite allergy and cannot drink most wines. Sulfites give some drinkers headaches or rashes, and unfortunately, most wineries utilize them when making their wine. Replacing the wine base of a spitzer with Pink Tequila is a great way to include everyone at your party with a beautiful (and tasty) drink!
How is Pink Tequila Made?
We already explained how our Rosa Blanco Tequila gets its pink hue, but how is the drink made in detail?
First, we use 100% Blue Weber agave harvested at their peak season. Then, we cook the agave in brick ovens. Using brick ovens over steel ovens may be a slower process, but overall it accentuates the citrus flavor from the agave. It can take between 30 to 40 hours to cook the agave thoroughly, and then another 48 hours to let it rest!
Next, the tequila moves into the fermentation process. We use our natural yeast and do not utilize commercial yeast products. The agaves are then fermented for 36 to 50 hours, much longer than the average timeframe for others in the tequila industry.
Next, the distillation process comes where old-fashioned copper pot stills distill the tequila. Finally, the tequila is aged in red wine barrels for 30 days, giving the tequila its signature rose color and berry flavors.
Calirosa's Pink Spritz Recipe
We highly recommend adding our unique Pink Spritz recipe to the menu for your next event. The drink is easy to make and easier to drink! Thanks to its pink and rose colors, with a grapefruit garnish, it even looks too good to drink.
Our Pink Spritz goes well on any event's menu. This light cocktail is sure to be a fan-favorite from dinner parties to Sunday brunch, fun picnics to wedding events.
- 1.5 oz Calirosa Rosa Blanco
- 1 oz Aperol
- 1.5 oz Tonic Water
- 1.5 oz Soda
- 1 Grapefruit slice to garnish
Add all of your ingredients into a wine glass, add ice, and mix. Garnish with the grapefruit, and you're ready! If you prefer a different bitter liqueur, you can substitute the Aperol for Campari or Cynar.
The Spritz: A Brief History
For those of you interested to know how the spritz came to be, read on!
This cocktail originated in Italy back in the 1800s. The original spritz was made solely of white wine and soda water.
As time went on, bartenders and mixologists began adding different flavors and wines to come up with bold new recipes. Still, they followed the original recipe's "wine and soda water" guidelines.
Today, spritzers are made with various ingredients and come in numerous colors and flavors. However, the "traditional" spritz is orange due to the Aperol used. Depending on the drinks used in the recipe, the color can easily change.
We decided to use our own Rosa Blanco tequila, and thus, our Pink Spritz recipe was born!
What Pairs Well with a Pink Spritz?
When creating the menu for your next event and adding our Pink Spritz recipe, consider adding some of these dishes to create great pairings.
Watermelon Caprese: Rather than a traditional Caprese with tomatoes, try using watermelon to pair with the fruity notes of the Pink Spritz. Add watermelon cubes, mozzarella pieces, fresh basil, and balsamic vinegar to complete the dish.
Prosciutto-wrapped Melon: Similar to above, pair something fruity and sweet with a savory item, and you've got a winner. It's delicious during warm summer days!
Shrimp Cocktail: A classic appetizer that is wonderful to pair with a Pink Spritz. On the one hand, you have the sweet spritz, and on the other, a spicy cocktail sauce. Yum!
S'mores: What better to pair with your fresh summer drink than a classic summer staple? Guests will love cozying up by a bonfire with a cool glass of Pink Spritz, waiting for their marshmallow to turn that perfect shade of gold.
Are you ready for your pink tequila cocktail?
Our Rosa Blanco tequila is a perfect ingredient to use in your Pink Spritz. With its beautiful color, and notes of strawberry, raspberry, honey, and agave, your guests will be asking you for the recipe right after tasting it!
So enjoy our take on a classic cocktail, or check out our other craft cocktail recipes to spice up your evening!