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Pliny's Spritz

Named for a Roman Elder who advocated for resinating wine

Pliny's Spritz

In Ancient Rome, wine was sealed off from air using a pine resin, which left a distinct flavor. This resinated wine was the favorite of scholars such as Pliny the Elder. After the need for the pine resin, the flavor continued to be added to create a restina wine. Ousia, a soon-to-open Midtown Manhattan restaurant, uses the restina to make its Pliny's Spritz.



  • 1.5 Ounces El Gobernador Pisco
  • .75 Ounce Lejay Creme de Cassis
  • 2 Ounces Gaia Ritinitis Nobilis Retsina
  • .75 Ounce Lemon juice


Shake all the ingredients together with ice. Strain into a wine glass full of ice. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a spruce tip.