With many diners looking for refreshing summer drinks to accompany light meals, restaurants like Eataly New York are turning to sparkling water spritzers as an alternative to cocktails and other traditional beverages. As well as being flavorful, these aperitif cocktails are ideal for cleansing the palate before indulging in a meal.
Eataly's Aperol Spritz, Bacio del Limone and Campari Spritz drinks are prepared with a base of sparking water, Italian bitters and prosecco. For an extra splash of citrus flavor, the Bacio del Limone also features limoncello and Italian lemonade.
Because sparkling water makes up most of the cocktail, the sugar and alcohol content isn't as heavy and not as drying to the system and the drinks usually end up being more affordable for diners.