Wine Spritzer is a coolly refreshing cocktail to have during the summer. You have to be careful what you drink when it's hot, because alcohol tends to make you feel like you're boiling from the inside out anyway. Wine spritzer, however, is light, delicate, and none too heavy, and it's even better when you have a lot of different recipes from which to choose. Speaking of which … have a look at these excellent cool summer wine spritzer recipes to try and see which one you like best!
The fundamental thing you need to know before delving into more complicated wine spritzer recipes is how to make a classic white wine spritzer. It's really simple to do – you just mix half a cup of club soda with a cup of white wine. You can make red wine spritzer this way as well!
This is a delicious recipe that will take the dry bite out of a simple white spritzer. You mix 5 ounces of dry white wine with 2 ounces of soda water, along with two strawberries, a teaspoon of sugar, and crushed ice. Ideally, you should mix it in a cocktail shaker that's been filled with the ice, then garnish with a slice of orange.
This wine spritzer recipe is quite easy as well. Using a pitcher, mix in two cups of your choice of cranberry juice, a cup of chilled white wine, and a cup of chilled club soda – and there you have it! This batch should make about six large glasses.
Courtesy of Rachel Ray, this recipe is absolutely delightful! In a glass, insert 2 lemon slices and 2 lime slices, with ice cubes between them. Then, add in 4 ounces of your preferred white wine and 2 ounces of lemon-lime seltzer. Voila! A cool, refreshing summer treat!
This recipe for Magic Wine Spritzer is also simplicity itself. It's made by the glass, and all it requires is 6 ounces of your choice of white wine – preferably Zinfandel – and 6 ounces of 7-Up. That's it! It's an easier take on number 4 up there.
What could be better than a peach spritzer? Even looking at the name is delicious! First off, you'll need six quartered peaches and 2 tablespoons of honey, which you mix in a blender and puree. Sieve It afterward, into a pitcher, then let it chill. Once it has, simply mix in a bottle of white wine, stir it well, and then add a liter of cold sparkling water. Garnish with mint and extra slices of peach, and you're done!
This wine spritzer is sure to pack a pleasantly tart bite, which is ideal for a hot summer's evening. Begin with 4 cups of pink grapefruit juice cocktail, a bottle of Chardonnay, and 2/3 cups of sugar, all of which you need to stir together until the sugar has dissolved. Then, add in two cups of cold club soda and pour over ice cups when you're ready!
This one's sure to be a treat, but it's so easy! What you need is 60 milliliters of blueberry wine, along with 60 milliliters of cranberry juice, and lemonade to top it all off. Mix the first two together, top it with the lemonade, and enjoy!
Wine spritzer really is an easy drink to prepare, no matter what recipe you're using. I tried to keep away from humdrum wine spritzer recipes and give you some exotic, flavorful options ideal for summer evening cocktails. I'm dying to try some of these, and I'm not even a huge fan of white wine! Do you have any scrumptious wine spritzer recipes or tips to share?