Sunset Spritz


Sunset Spritz

recipe by
denika sandeman // the louise

As the sun begins to set in the Barossa, warm golden light streams across the valley.

It’s a beautiful time of day and what better way to enjoy the start of the evening than at Appellation restaurant in The Louise, with its large windows, wonderful views and a new outdoor lounging area complete with a firepit for cooler evenings.

It’s a perfect moment to sit and watch the light shift over the valley’s vineyards and rolling hills, best enjoyed with Appellation’s signature sundowner to relax and take in the peacefulness of the valley. 

Sunset Spritz is a favourite at The Louise.

Combining house-made lemon myrtle syrup, local vodka and sparkling water it’s an easy and delicious spritz to make at home – but it’s so much better to have Appellation do it for you before an unforgettable dinner.

> The Spring Spritz - Refreshing with fresh fruit & floral flavours


  • 60ml Lemon myrtle syrup*
  • 30 ml Barossa Distilling Co. vodka


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add syrup and vodka.
  3. Top with sparkling water
  4. Garnish with fresh lemon myrtle leaf or dehydrated lemon peel

(Lemon myrtle syrup*)

  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 2 lemons – zested and juiced
  4. 5 fresh lemon myrtle leaves


  1. Add sugar water and lemon zest into a saucepan, bring to a simmer.
  2. Add lemon myrtle leaves and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat and add lemon juice. Leave on low heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool and then strain. Keep refrigerated and add to a favourite spirit for an instant, refreshing spritz!

Denika Sandeman

The Louise
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