Recipe courtesy of Eden Passante

Magic Color-Changing Spritz

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
This magical spritz starts with a base of lemon vodka and simple syrup made with butterfly pea flowers, which turn color with the introduction of an acid. It’s then topped with fresh lemon juice, which changes the drink from blue to an eye-catching purple-pink. Prosecco is the perfect finishing touch for this elegant conversation-starter, adding just the right amount of acidity and bubbles and turning the drink into a spritz, aka everyone’s favorite summer drink.


Butterfly Pea Flower Simple Syrup


  1. Combine the vodka and Butterfly Pea Flower Simple Syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled wine glass filled with large ice cubes. Pour in the lemon juice then top with the prosecco. Garnish with the lemon wheel on the rim of the glass or a twist floated on top of the drink, then garnish with the edible flower.

Butterfly Pea Flower Simple Syrup

Yield: Makes about 10 ounces
  1. Combine the sugar with 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat and stir until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the butterfly pea flowers. Let sit until cooled to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into an airtight container; discard the flowers. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.