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Sipping into Dry January: The Refreshing Louis Mel Spritz

As we embark on the journey of Dry January, the month where many choose to take a break from the stronger spirits, it’s the perfect time to explore lighter, low ABV options that still deliver on taste and refreshment. One such delightful creation is the “Louis Mel Spritz” featuring Wente Vineyards Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc.


4 oz Wente Vineyards Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc
2 oz Sparkling Water (flavored or plain)
1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Ice Cubes
Lemon Twist (for garnish)
Fresh Mint Leaves (optional, for garnish)


Add a handful of ice cubes to a large wine glass. This will keep your cocktail cool and refreshing.
Measure and pour 4 oz of Wente Vineyards Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc over the ice.
Measure 1 oz of Elderflower Liqueur and pour it into the glass.
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon (approximately 1/2 oz) into the glass. Adjust the amount to your taste preference.
Pour 2 oz of sparkling water into the glass. You can use plain or flavored sparkling water for an extra twist.
Gently stir the ingredients in the glass to combine the flavors.
Garnish your Louis Mel Spritz with a twist of lemon for a citrusy aroma. If you like, add a few fresh mint leaves for an additional burst of freshness.
Sip and enjoy your Louis Mel Spritz! This light and effervescent cocktail showcase the fruity and floral notes of Wente Vineyards Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc.


The Lighter Side of Cocktails:

  • Benefits of Low ABV: During Dry January, opting for low ABV cocktails provides a balanced approach to enjoying your favorite beverages without the higher alcohol content. It’s a choice that aligns with wellness goals, allowing you to savor the flavors without the overwhelming effects.

The Louis Mel Spritz Recipe:

  • Wente Vineyards Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc: This cocktail starts with the exceptional Wente Vineyards Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc, known for its fruity and floral notes. The choice of a well-balanced and flavorful wine sets the stage for a delicious low ABV experience.
  • Elderflower Elegance: The addition of elderflower liqueur not only enhances the floral characteristics of the Sauvignon Blanc but also brings a subtle sweetness to the mix.
  • Sparkling Perfection: The effervescence of sparkling water adds a light and bubbly texture to the cocktail, creating a spritz that’s both refreshing and invigorating.
  • Citrusy Zing: Freshly squeezed lemon juice provides a citrusy zing, elevating the flavor profile and adding a touch of brightness to each sip.

Why Choose a Low ABV Cocktail in January?

  • Mindful Sipping: Dry January is all about being mindful of what you consume. Choosing a low ABV cocktail allows you to savor the moment without the heaviness of higher alcohol content.
  • Social Enjoyment: You can still partake in social gatherings without compromising on your commitment to a drier month. The Louis Mel Spritz is a sophisticated choice that fits into a variety of settings.
  • Hydration Boost: With the inclusion of sparkling water, this cocktail contributes to your hydration goals. Staying refreshed is key during Dry January, and this spritz keeps you on track.

As we navigate through Dry January, the Louis Mel Spritz emerges as a shining example of a cocktail that embodies the spirit of the month. With the perfect balance of flavors and a mindful approach to alcohol consumption, it allows you to embrace the joy of socializing without straying from your wellness goals.

So, let’s raise a glass to the Louis Mel Spritz — a delightful companion for Dry January and beyond. Cheers to mindful sipping and the art of crafting low ABV cocktails that bring joy to the senses!