Made with sparkling wine and earl grey infused honey syrup, this is definitely not your mother’s wine spritzer. You can also use just soda water for a lovely non-alcoholic spritzer.
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
3/4 cup earl grey infused honey syrup*
1 oz The Bitter Housewife Orange Bitters
1 (750-ml) bottle sparkling wine (such as brut Cava or Champagne)
8 oz soda water
Orange slices for garnish
* Earl grey infused honey syrup: combine ½ cup honey and ½ cup water in a small saucepan over low heat. Bring to a bare simmer and make sure all honey is dissolved into the water. Remove from heat, add 1 earl grey tea bag or 1 Tbs loose tea and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove tea bag or strain loose tea.
Combine orange juice, syrup, bitters, and soda water in a pitcher and mix gently. Then slowly pour in the sparkling wine, if you pour down the side it will foam less. To serve pour into a wine glass with a few ice cubes and garnish with and orange slice. You’ll want to make this one right before guests arrive so the bubbles stay bright.