The perfect base for a low ABV Aperol Spritz
Nozeco is a good addition to the zero-alcohol sparkling wine world; not only is it pretty drinkable but it is very fairly priced too, unlike many of its apparently “classier” competitors.
Despite its name, Nozeco has no origins in prosecco, being made apparently from de-alcoholised Spanish wine. But it’s well engineered, and it captures the underlying taste of apples found in many proseccos. This is well balanced with a lemony acidity achieved by simply adding citric acid. Otherwise all that has been added is some carbonation to give it a is good strong (possibly too strong) fizz. Oh, and some flavourings, that some complain offend the tongue (chewing gum has been mentioned). So this is not a sophisticated drink but it is perfectly drinkable, light on the tongue, not overly sweet and not watery. Which at about £3.50 a bottle is perfectly fair. And at only 20 Kcal per 100 ml, it is light in every way.
However, what Nozeco is perfect for is making an Aperol Spritz – see our recipe. The addition of the sophisticated flavours of the Aperol to this bubbly base makes a delicious long cocktail with circa 3% ABV that will be the talk of the party.
Or this drink may well be available from your high street supplier – we’re sorry we cannot check them all but you might like to.
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