For the perfect late spring or early summer low-ABV sipper, look no further than this four-ingredient spritz. This cocktail comes from chef William Dissen, of The Market Place, Haymaker, and Billy D’s Fried Chicken in North Carolina. For him, Mountain Valley Spring Water is a customer and personal favorite at his restaurants. In addition to serving it as the house water, he also uses it to make this spritz. Go for the naturally flavored key lime water. Its subtle tartness and powerful minerality balances the sweetness in this floral spritz.
Makes 1 cocktail
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces violet simple syrup
1 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces Mountain Valley Spring Key Lime Water
Garnish: lime wedges, wild violet flowers
- Place the vodka, violet syrup, lemon juice, and ice into a cocktail tin, seal, and shake vigorously, about 20 seconds.
- Place fresh ice into a collins glass, and strain the cocktail into the glass.
- Top with Mountain Valley Sparkling Key Lime Water and garnish with a lemon wedge and wild violets. Enjoy!
- By William Dissen of The Market Place, Billy D's Fried Chicken, and Haymaker, Asheville, North Carolina