Around the World in 60 Cocktails: National Hero

As one of South America’s smallest countries, Uruguay enjoys its status as the underdog. Yet, this proud nation is a veritable traveler’s nirvana: safe, sophisticated, laid back and full of history. Not only is it home to lovely beaches and pastoral landscapes, it also has a few exciting historical tales to tell.

The country’s national hero is a freedom fighter who went by the name of José Gervasio Artigas. Often referred to as the father of Uruguayan independence, Artigas is unchallenged as the greatest hero of Uruguay. His gaucho – cowboy – ways led him to seize the region Rio de la Plata from Spanish control and command Uruguayan patriots in the war of independence. 

Artigas’ legacy still lives to this day. He is remembered as the architect that eventually led the country to freedom. In order to honor this dignified man, we have created a unique twist on an Italian drink (the Spritz) with a German name, using Uruguayan alcohol. Raise your glasses and toast the country’s democracy with a refined drink that mixes revolution with refreshment!


  • 1/2 oz. Sugar syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. Sauvignon blanc
  • 1 oz. Grappamiel
  • 2 oz. Sparkling wine
  • 2 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6

How to Prepare:

  1. Prepare a pink grapefruit slice garnish
  2. Collect a wine glass
  3. Add sugar syrup, fresh lime juice, Sauvignon Blanc and grappamiel
  4. Fill with cubed ice
  5. Stir for 5 seconds and lengthen with sparkling wine
  6. Add 2 dashes of orange bitters
  7. Lightly churn & top with further ice if required
  8. Dip taste & garnish