A white wine spritzer is my favorite thing to drink when I want something super refreshing. It’s an easy wine cocktail to make in just minutes!
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This simple spritzer recipe inspired a few others, like this Grapefruit Spritzer and Blood Orange Spritzer with Thyme.
Why This Recipe Works
There are certain drinks that seem like they were made for moms.
Really, I would hardly consider this a recipe. More of an idea. A really good idea.
Red wine can take a hike. White wine is my favorite wine and is perfect for a summer spritzer. It’s perfect for sipping and day drinking, which has come up way more this summer than ever before.
I’m not complaining (well my pants are since the waistline is getting a little tighter than I’d like it…) but a wine spritzer, at least in my head, means you can drink without getting hammered.
Because that’s just not a good look for a mom. No judgments on those who DO want to get hammered. I just prefer to keep myself not sloppy.
I started drinking spritzers at a conference when I wanted to enjoy myself but didn’t want to end up with a raging hangover the next day. Because I get TERRIBLE hangovers (I always have Zaca hangover supplements on hand).
If you want to “dilute” the wine a little more, just use less and add more of the sparkling water. Trust me.
There are times, whether you are at a party or on a girlfriend’s getaway, when you want to enjoy casually sipping cocktails for longer than usual. This spritzer recipe will help you keep up with those young whippersnappers who are drinking all gosh dang day.
But if you’re a red wine kind of person, you can make a Red Wine Spritzer instead.
- Dry White Wine
- Club Soda
- Bitters, optional
I used a delicious Sauvignon Blanc that I was part of my latest Winc shipment. The key for a good spritzer recipe is a good wine. The flavor is not disguised that much so the base needs to be pretty tasty on its own.
Note: Good wine does not necessarily mean expensive. I kind of despise people who insist on ordering expensive wine because they think it’s better. Some of it is. But sometimes you’re just an a**hole who thinks money makes everything better.
This 2016 Outer Sounds Sauv Blanc is no longer available but any dry white wine will do. I prefer them from New Zealand and that one, in particular, had notes of grapefruit, grass and lemon.
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How to Make a White Wine Spritzer
Don’t like Sauvignon Blanc? That’s ok. You can substitute with something else. Pinot Grigio would be good. And Riesling is sweeter but would work quite well also. I’m not a fan of Chardonnay so I would never dream of using that + the oak would be really overpowering.
In a wine glass, add the wine.
You’re probably wondering how much wine to add. It depends on why you’re drinking it. If you are looking for a refreshing beverage, that isn’t just a plain glass of wine, simply fill about 6 ounces.
If you’re wanting to drink longer, with less chance of feeling the effects, pour just a few ounces. You’ll still get the flavor of the wine, but not slur as quickly. A perfect pool-side day drinking tip.
Top with sparkling water or club soda.
Again, the amount will depend on how much wine you’ve added. More club soda and less wine mean less potential of dancing on top of tables.
Speaking of spritzy, you’ve got to try this Aperol Spritz recipe immediately. It’s also super refreshing but uses sparkling wine instead of Sauvignon Blanc.
I like to finish off my White Wine Spritzer with a dash of bitters.
Honestly, it doesn’t make or break the drink. If you don’t have it, no biggie, but it is fun to experiment with all new bitters flavors that are on the market!
Garnish with a slice of lemon.
Drink all day. (Responsibly).
This can be a really fun and creative cocktail. Just let the wine guide you.
For this post, I used a slice of lemon to flavor the wine even more. But you could use lime or another citrus instead.
I’ve made a blackberry version of this wine spritzer where I just muddled a few fresh blackberries then added a sprig of fresh thyme.
I’ve also added cucumber slices and it was super refreshing.
Or you can infuse your wine ahead of time and then add the sparkling water for an even bolder flavor.
Try flavored sparkling waters for some more flavor (also my favorite way to jazz up a Tequila and Soda).
You can also swap out the club soda for ginger ale or lemon-lime soda.
Or just drink it written in this post. You do you.
Do you enjoy a wine spritzer? I sure do. They’re refreshing and delicious and SO simple!
This White Wine Spritzer is my favorite thing to drink when the weather warms up! It’s so easy to make. I know you’ll be drinking this all summer long!
More Wine Posts to Check Out
- Red Wine Smoothie Recipe
- How to Infuse Wine with Herbs
- My favorite Wine Club
- Red Wine Spritzer from Penny Wise Mama
- Spiced Pear Wine Spritzer from MomTrends
White Wine Spritzer
- In a glass, add the wine.
- Top with club soda
- Add a dash of bitters.
- Garnish with a slice of lemon.
Images by Jessica Pirro Photography