SOFI Spritz

Disclaimer: I was provided a pack of 4 SOFI Spritzs. 

I love a good Kickstarter campaign, but the honest truth is I cannot support any of the yummy Kickstarter projects living in Australia with its strict quarantine laws. Silly me didn’t consider there might be Australian food-related projects I could support, so I was really excited when SOFI Spritz offered me with a sample of their product as part of their pozible campaign.

SOFI Spritz is an all natural, all Australian take on the classic Italian spritz. She’s made from locally grown Riesling grapes, blood orange, bitters and citrus zest, blended to create a complex, bitter-sweet taste and a crisp, refreshing finish. With no added sugar, she has plenty of sparkling water and a lower alcohol content than most wines (1.3 standard drinks per bottle).

For those who have never tried a spritz before (myself included), I wasn’t sure what to expect. Looking at the packaging and the colour, I was expecting something really sweet (like a vodka cruiser), but was surprised that SOFI Spritz was a much lighter refreshing beverage that I’d be quite happy to sip super chilled with a squeeze of citrus on a hot summer’s day by the beach/pool. While my Italian colleague, who obviously knows his cuisine, was disappointed it wasn’t fizzier and that it didn’t taste 100% like a spritz, he was quick to add it was ‘not bad’ – quite the compliment, given his high standards. 🙂

SOFI Spritz is currently running a pozible campaign (pozi.be/sofispritz) to raise funds to help her creators with getting an e-commerce solution, and packaging improvements (including a new 12-bottle carton design for online orders) with only 10 days to go. For Brisbanites, you can only get SOFI Spritz at the Buzz Bistro in the Gasworks as far as I can tell, so here’s to hoping they reach their goal, so we all get to keep ourselves well-stocked with SOFI.

SOFI Spritz

SOFI Spritz

SOFI Spritz

Disclaimer: I was provided a pack of 4 SOFI Spritzs. 

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