Some weeks ago I started to present you drinks typically served in Viennese Heurigen taverns. The first specialty I mentioned was the white-wine spritzer, a mixture of 50 percent wine and 50 percent soda or mineral water. Then I presented you “Sturm“, a young, semi-fermented wine – quite sweet and tasty and a bit dangerous, as people underestimate its alcoholic strength.
Today I present you my favorite drink in a Heurigen tavern or other Austrian restaurants: the Emperor spritzer (Kaiserspritzer). It is prepared similar to white-wine spritzer, containing a mixture of white wine and soda. But moreover you add a bit of elderflower syrup. That makes it a drink which is likewise sweet and sour and moreover very refreshing.