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Refreshing Blood Orange Spritzer with Thyme


It’s spritzer season!

This Blood Orange Spritzer with Thyme is super refreshing and a great recipe to sip on a hot summer’s day.

With fresh blood orange and thyme, this simple drink uses my favorite white wine and club soda to create a delicious beverage to help cool you down.

If you’re a fan of wine cocktails, you’ll love these seasonal flavors that pair so perfectly with the tart wine.

Stemmed glass with a blood orange wine spritzer on a cutting board next to a cut open blood orange.

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Make a Blood Orange Spritzer

I’m a mom. And sometimes, on a hot afternoon, I want an adult beverage.

But I’m also old. And I usually feel like I need to take a nap after one glass of wine.

A Blood Orange Spritzer is a great way to sip on something refreshing without making a full-on cocktail.

A wine spritzer is awesome because you are using less than a standard pour of wine and mixing it with club soda making it perfect for day drinking.

I’ve shared a basic White Wine Spritzer before but I love that they are such a versatile drink and you can change up the flavors to just about anything that you can find in season.

What is a wine spritzer made of

A wine spritzer is usually made with wine and sparkling water. Then you add in flavor in the form of fruit and/or herbs.

The word is sometimes used interchangeably with “spritz” which is made with sparkling wine instead of a flat wine. An Aperol Spritz is the best example.

What is the best wine for a spritzer

In my opinion the best wine is a tart, white wine that is on the drier side, like Sauvignon Blanc.

That is my wine of choice for sipping straight, so it makes sense that I would prefer it in a spritz.

You can also use a Pinot Grigio or Reisling. Reisling is on the sweeter side so if you like sweet cocktails, that is probably the right choice for you.

I would skip Chardonnay because it takes on a lot of flavor from the oak and may fight with the fruit flavors.

And you could even try using an infused wine or aperitif wine to make one and it would be even more flavorful!

If you’re more of a red wine fan you could try Pinot Noir or a Grenache. I’ve never made a red wine spritzer though so you’d have to just give it a try.

I have made a Red Wine Smoothie though and that was delicious so…

Ingredients for a white wine spritzer with thyme, a blood orange a bottle of sauvignon blanc and club soda.

How to make a Blood Orange Wine Spritzer

This Blood Orange Spritzer is such a simple drink to make. And once you know the ratios, you can change up the flavors and make them a ton of different ways!


  • White wine (I prefer Sauvignon Blanc)
  • Club soda
  • Fresh blood orange
  • Fresh thyme

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I’m not sure if you can see them, but my thyme has the cutest flowers on it! That just it was harvested when it was mature.

You can eat the thyme once it has flowered. I had to look that up to be sure.

Whenever I see blood oranges in the store I always grab a bunch. They have such a lovely flavor and they are excellent in cocktails.

Wine glass with Sauvignon Blanc in it and bottle in the background.


Grab a stemmed wine glass (I can’t find any similar to the one I show here but THESE wine glasses are so pretty) and add your white wine.

The amount can absolutely vary depending on a number of things. If you want to really taste the wine flavor, you can use more.

If you want to be able to enjoy a few drinks all day long, start small.

A typical ratio to make a wine spritzer is 2 parts of wine to 1 part of club soda.

But you can really make it however you want. I am not the boss of you.

Pieces of fresh blood orange in the bottom of a wine glass.

Next I add in the fresh blood orange pieces. Typically you don’t muddle fruit in a wine glass.

And I like the fruit in my spritzers to be on the subtle side.

So you can give it a quick poke with a muddler or spoon to help release a little juice but it’s not the same aggressive muddle you would use as when making a mojito.

Pieces of blood orange and thyme in a glass next to a cutting board.

I think fresh thyme is such a great addition to any wine spritzer with citrus.

Clap the thyme between your palms before adding to the glass.

What that does is bruise the herb and allow the oils to start to be released.

Again, these flavors are pretty subtle. If you wanted to get a more concentrated flavor (as with any cocktail) you could make a flavored simple syrup.

Only, I wouldn’t want to sweeten this drink so I would probably create more of a “tea” and steep the fruit and herbs in just water to infuse with flavor.

White wine spritzer in a glass with fresh thyme and pieces of blood orange.

Finish off this Blood Orange Wine Spritzer with some club soda. The bubbles help to make this extra refreshing on a warm day.

Give the glass a few swirls and you’re all set.

Because you already have all that pretty fruit and the sprigs of herbs in the glass, you don’t need any extra garnish.

Wine glass with white wine and pieces of blood orange and fresh thyme.

If you need a little bit more flavor in your glass, you can add a drop or two of bitters.

That is one of my favorite things to add when something needs a little bit more depth.

Or if you want a little bit more blood orange flavor you could used Blood Orange San Pellegrino in place of the club soda. This way you’ll get the fizz and flavor in one.

Top Tips

If the club soda is too fizzy for you, you can use a sparkling mineral water instead. Those are a little bit smoother usually.

Want a little more fruit flavor? Try adding a splash of fruit juice.

Or skip the bubbles altogether and make my Iced Tea Sangria!

And if you have trouble with wine headaches, as I do, you can try these wine drops that help neutralize the sulfites!

Supplies to make this recipe

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Printable Blood Orange Wine Spritzer recipe

Blood orange and thyme white wine spritzer in a wine glass.

Blood Orange Spritzer with Thyme

This super refreshing Blood Orange Spritzer has fresh thyme and club soda to make it bubbly and delicious! With Sauvignon Blanc this wine spritzer is great for day drinking and looks pretty too.
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Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 166kcal
Servings: 1 serving



  • Add 2 parts Sauvignon Blanc to a wine glass.
  • Add fresh blood orange pieces cut into small wedges and add to glass.
  • Gently press the fruit with a muddler or spoon to release juice.
  • Clap 5 sprigs of fresh thyme between your palms then add to glass.
  • Top with 1 part club soda.
  • Give the glass a gentle swirl and enjoy.


You can change the ratio of wine to club soda however you'd like to suite your taste preferences.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 766IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg
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