Fizzy cocktails seem to marry perfectly with a sunny afternoon. Add some bitters and you have a refreshing aperitif on your hands.

The Royal Leichhardt has come up with a twist well-suited to change in season: the Springtime Spritz. Swapping out the prosecco and the soda for something citric and minty, the Spritz pairs the fragrantly botanical Sipsmith Gin with lemony Lift, adding mint and orange bitters for good measure.

“Gin is everyone's choice when the weather warms,” says The Royal Leichhardt’s Tanguy Chiron.“Paired with Lift and mint this combo makes a refreshing drink for hot days.”

Sweet and herbal, with an astringent kick, it's the kind of cocktail you want for when the sun’s filtering through the leaves.

Springtime Spritz
Makes 1 serve. Approx. 1.5 standard drinks.

Ingredients:
45ml Sipsmith Gin
3 dashes of orange bitters
Lift
Mint

Method:
Fill an Old Fashioned glass with ice and pour over Sipsmith Gin. Top with Lift and add mint. Stir gently while adding three dashes of the bitters.

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