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Refreshing Red Wine Spritzer Recipe


This easy Red Wine Spritzer made with LaCroix soda water is a tasty wine cocktail with just the right amount of fizz. A hint of orange gives it a slight citrus kick and makes it absolutely delicious and refreshing.

Red wine in a glass on a table next to a small aluminum bottle of wine.
Let’s make this red wine spritzer recipe.

Why This Red Wine Spritzer Recipe Works

A red wine spritzer is a great way to enjoy red wine when you’re looking for something a little more exciting. The fizz creates a lovely sipping experience that you’ll really enjoy.

Theoretically, red wine feels like the right thing to sip in winter. But our California winters (as I write this, it’s the beginning of January. It was WARM…) call for something a little more refreshing.

A spritzer with red wine is the perfect solution. Plus, I think it’s delicious and I’m not a huge red wine fan.

Related: White Wine Spritzer Recipe

A spritzer made with red wine has that rich flavor you love in a glass of red with a bit of fizz. To me, it’s a great introduction to red wine, especially if you favor white wine (I LOVE sauvignon blanc) as I do.

The hint of fresh orange adds another layer of flavor. I also think it keeps this cocktail feeling finished and not just like watered-down wine.

This wine cocktail is super simple to make with just 3 ingredients and you don’t even need a cocktail shaker.

A Red Wine Spritzer just might be your new favorite drink!


Ingredients to make a red wine spritzer.
What you need to make a red wine spritzer.

This “recipe” is a guide, but you should make this to your liking. If that means you want to use just a splash of soda, do it! More red wine, fine! Regardless, you’ll need:

My husband was given a few bottles of Revelshine wine. This bottle is made to take with you. So I like to think of this as hiking wine… But you can use whatever red wine you’d like.

This is a red blend and absolutely lovely. It has some berry notes making it a great choice for this drink.

For a spritzer, you can use any type of bubbly water you like. They mostly don’t have too much flavor (except for sparkling mineral water). I feel like club soda has more fizz than some others. So use what you love and have on hand.

You do not need to use the orange. But I really love the added fruitiness it gives it.

To be clear, this doesn’t make it taste like sangria (but you should make this Apple Spice Sangria at some point).

If you don’t have a fresh orange, you could use a splash of store-bought orange juice, although that will be a little sweeter. Or use a few drops of Orange bitters.


Woman pouring red wine into a stemless wine glass with ice in it.

Step 1

Add ice to a wine glass.

Step 2

Squeeze the juice from half an orange. I would say that’s about 1/2 ounce of orange juice.

Step 3

Then add the red wine.

Woman adding club soda to a stemless wine glass.

Step 4

Top it with club soda.

Some spritzers are made with equal parts red wine to club soda. Here is where you make it taste the way you want it to. You can do one part red wine to 2 parts soda water. Do you, boo.

My drink was one part red wine to two parts of club soda.

Woman adding a piece of orange to a red wine cocktail.

Step 5

A garnish of orange perfectly finishes off the drink.

Using fresh fruit or herbs as a garnish is a great way to add to the cocktail-sipping experience.

When the scent hits your nose it’s the absolute best!

A stemless wine glass with a cocktail next to a bottle on a table.

This red wine spritzer is so simple. You have to give it a try!

I love the way the club soda sort of cuts through the heaviness of the red wine. It makes it feel way more like a cocktail than like drinking a glass of wine.

Close up of the top of a cocktail made with red wine with a small piece of orange as a garnish.

This red wine cocktail is great for any time of year. And because it has a little bit less alcohol, this is a great day drinking or brunch drink!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a spritzer?

A spritzer is typically made with white wine and soda water. They are a “tall” drink which means there is a larger volume of liquid and therefore more diluted than some cocktails. But they can also be made with red wine.

What is the best red wine to use?

You’re looking for wines that are fruity and aromatic like a pinot noir or grenache. I prefer to use wines that I already enjoy the taste of. So if there is a red you prefer, use that.

How much alcohol is in a spritzer?

Because the only alcohol in a spritzer is the wine, it will have less alcohol than a regular glass. A standard glass can be between 8 and 14 ABV while as spritzer will be closer to 6 ABV.

My go-to wines are sauvignon blanc and rosé, but I also love making easy cocktails at home.

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Close up of a Red Wine cocktail on a table next to a small aluminum bottle of wine.

Red Wine Spritzer

This 3-ingredient Red Wine Spritzer is refreshing and quick and easy to make. With a fruity red wine and just a touch of orange juice, this recipe can be made in under 5 minutes.
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Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Calories: 55kcal
Servings: 1 cocktail



  • Add ice to a wine glass.
  • Add orange juice then red wine.
  • Top with club soda.
  • Give it a gentle stir then garnish with an orange slice.


  • You can easily leave out the fresh orange juice and still have a super refreshing drink. 
  • Use a fruity red wine, like a pinot noir.
  • You can change the ratio to suit your flavor preferences. I did 1 part red wine to 2 parts of club soda because I’m not a huge red wine fan, but if you are, you can do equal parts wine to club soda. 


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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