Crodino Spritz (No-Alcohol Aperol Spritz)

Crodino Spritz

The alcohol-free version of a classic Aperol Spritz is this no-alcohol Crodino Spritz. This alcohol-free mocktail is a perfect summer drink made with a non-alcoholic Crodino bitter and served with mint and a slice of orange. This summer drink is the ultimate crowd-pleaser with its refreshing fizz.

Type: drink

Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Crodino, Crodino Spritz, drink, summer, mocktail, alcohol-free

Recipe Yield: 1

Calories: 120

Preparation Time: 5

Total Time: 5

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Crodino (rosso or biondo)
  • tonic water
  • orange juice
  • lemon juice
  • sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • mint leaves

Recipe Instructions: Fill a serving glass with ice cubes. Pour one small bottle of Crodino (red or yellow) into the glass. Add tonic water to the glass, followed by freshly squeezed orange juice and lemon juice. If the juice contains a lot of pulp, you can use a fine-mesh sieve to remove the pulp. Next, add the sparkling water. Finish it by gently stirring the drink with a spoon or cocktail stirrer. Garnish your mocktail with a slice of fresh orange and fresh mint leaves. Serve the Crodino Spritz immediately.

Editor's Rating:
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The alcohol-free version of a classic Aperol Spritz is this no-alcohol Crodino Spritz. This alcohol-free mocktail is a perfect summer drink made with a non-alcoholic Crodino bitter and served with mint and a slice of orange. This summer drink is the ultimate crowd-pleaser with its refreshing fizz.

⭐️ Why you should try this drink

  • This drink is a fantastic alternative for those seeking a bitter cocktail experience without alcohol. If you have an affinity for the bittersweet flavor profile, you will fall head over heels for this concoction!
  • This drink is easy to make within minutes without a cocktail shaker or strainer. All you need is a spoon and a glass to make this mocktail.
  • Crodino Spritz is a refreshing alternative to the classic Aperol Spritz, but then alcohol-free.

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❓ What is Crodino Spritz?

Crodino is a popular Italian brand that specializes in making non-alcoholic aperitifs. It has gained popularity for its unique and flavorful offerings.

Crodino is a non-alcoholic bitter aperitif known for its blend of aromatic herbs, citrusy notes, sugar, and balanced bitterness. You can find it in your supermarket in small bottles (10cl) in a pack of 6 in either red or yellow.

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🍸 Ingredient notes

  • Crodino (non-alcoholic aperitif): The base ingredient for that distinctive bitter element in this mocktail. You can use either red or yellow Cordino.
  • Orange juice: Adds a vibrant citrusy sweetness that reminds of the classic Aperol Spritz.
  • Lemon juice: Provides a tangy and refreshing zing.
  • Tonic water: Adds a touch of extra bitterness to enhance the overall taste profile.
  • Sparkling water: Adds additional carbonation and helps to balance the flavors.
  • Orange slice + mint leaves: For sweet citrus notes and a burst of freshness.
  • Ice cubes: Keeps the drink cool.

🌱 Substitutions and Add-ins

Substitutions

  • Instead of tonic water, you can use non-alcoholic sparkling wine, ginger ale, or more sparkling water.
  • If you don’t have Crodino on hand, you can substitute it with another non-alcoholic herbal aperitif such as Seedlip, Ritual Zero Proof, or Three Spirit or a non-alcoholic bitter soda.
  • If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can replace the tonic with sparkling water, lemon-lime soda, or a citrus-flavored soda.

Add-ins

  • For an extra herbal twist, you can muddle a few basil leaves or thyme sprigs with the other ingredients.
  • Add a dash of ginger syrup or a few slices of fresh ginger to add a touch of spice.
  • If you enjoy fruity flavors, add a splash of cranberry juice or grapefruit juice to the mix.
  • Experiment with different citrus fruits like grapefruit or lime, using their juice or zest for a unique flavor variation.
  • If you prefer a sweeter mocktail, add a small amount of maple syrup.

πŸ₯ƒ How to make Crodino Spritz (step-by-step with pictures)

Step 1.
Fill a serving glass with ice cubes. Pour one small bottle of Crodino (red or yellow) into the glass. 

Step 2.
Add tonic water to the glass, followed by freshly squeezed orange juice and lemon juice. If the juice contains a lot of pulp, you can use a fine-mesh sieve to remove the pulp.

Step 3.
Next, add the sparkling water. 

Step 4.
Finish it by gently stirring the drink with a spoon or cocktail stirrer. Garnish your mocktail with a slice of fresh orange and fresh mint leaves. Serve the Crodino Spritz immediately.

Make sure to check the recipe card for the full recipe with the exact quantities and information on all the ingredients.

πŸ“” Tips

  • Keep all the ingredients (including the glass) in the fridge to ensure a perfectly chilled drink.
  • Prevent stirring the drink too much, and also don’t use too small/too many ice cubes as this can dilute the drink. An option is to use larger ice cubes.
  • If you want a robust and bitter mocktail experience, try the red Crodino. If you want a slightly fruitier Crodino Spritz, use the yellow Crodino.

πŸ’¬ Frequently Asked Questions

What does Crodino Spritz taste like?

Crodino Spritz has a unique flavor that mixes bitterness, herbs, and citrus. It’s a bit bitter but has a refreshing and zingy citrus taste. The drink is fizzy, which makes it even more enjoyable.

What is the difference between the red and yellow Crodino?

Crodino offers two non-alcoholic aperitifs: red and orange. The red Crodino has a rich and unique bitter herbal flavor with hints of orange, vanilla, and grapefruit. In contrast, the yellow Crodino has a lighter and fruitier taste with refreshing citrus notes.

Is Crodino Spritz kids-proof?

Crodino is a drink that is typically meant for adults. It has flavors that kids might not like, and it’s a good idea to check the sugar content if you’re thinking about giving it to children. Other drinks made specifically for kids might be more enjoyable for them.

Where to buy Crodino?

You can buy Crodino at supermarkets, liquor stores, and online. A pack comes with 6 small 10cl bottles.

What are the ingredients of Crodino?

The exact recipe of Crodino is a bit of a secret. However, the known ingredients include water, sugar, herbal extracts, aromatic spices, colorings, and natural flavors.

A glass with yellow Crodino Spritz with ice cubes garnished with mint and a slice of orange on a white marble backdrop.

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Crodino Spritz (No-Alcohol Aperol Spritz)

  • Author: Bianca
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: drink
  • Method: glass
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Crodino Spritz is a refreshing alcohol-free alternative to the popular Aperol Spritz. This mocktail is a refreshing summer mocktail made with non-alcoholic bitters and served with fresh orange and mint leaves.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 bottle of (100 ml) Crodino (rosso or biondo)
  • 2 fl. oz (60 ml) tonic water
  • 1 fl. oz (30 ml) fresh orange juice
  • 0.5 fl. oz (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 0.5 fl. oz (15 ml) sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 orange wedge + a few mint leaves to garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a serving glass with ice cubes. Pour one small bottle of Crodino (red or yellow) into the glass.
  2. Add tonic water to the glass, followed by freshly squeezed orange juice and lemon juice. If the juice contains a lot of pulp, you can use a fine-mesh sieve to remove the pulp.
  3. Next, add the sparkling water.
  4. Finish it by gently stirring the drink with a spoon or cocktail stirrer.
  5. Garnish your mocktail with a slice of fresh orange and fresh mint leaves.
  6. Serve the Crodino Spritz immediately.

Notes

  • Chill all ingredients, including the glass, in the fridge for a perfectly chilled drink.
  • Avoid excessive stirring, and don’t use too small or too many ice cubes to avoid dilution. Larger ice cubes can be a good option.
  • For a robust and bitter mocktail, go for red Crodino (rosso). For a slightly fruitier Crodino Spritz, opt for yellow Crodino (biondo).

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 25
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 37

Keywords: Crodino, Crodino Spritz, drink, summer, mocktail, alcohol-free

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