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White Wine Spritzer Recipe

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A White Wine Spritzer made with club soda, a hint of lemon and a dash of bitters is my favorite thing to drink when I want something super refreshing. It’s an easy wine cocktail to make in just minutes for a lighter sip.

Sauvignon Blanc spritzer being held bu a blond woman.
This easy white wine cocktail is the perfect drink if you’re looking for something with a lower alcohol content.

This White Wine Spritzer is one of my go-to wine cocktails for warmer weather.

The Best Wine Spritzer Recipe

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! 

I already love white wine (Sauvignon Blanc to be specific). And, really, I would hardly even 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.

Related: Red Wine Spritzer

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).

Ingredients

Woman standing at the kitchen counter with the ingredients to make a spritzer.
All you need to mix an easy spritzer recipe with a dash of bitters.

You will need:

  • Dry White Wine
  • Club Soda
  • Lemon
  • 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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Directions

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Step 1

 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.

Woman pouring club soda into a glass of wine to make a white wine spritzer.

Step 2

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 means less potential of dancing on top of tables. 

Woman adding bitters to a wine cocktail in a stemless glass on the counter.

Step 3

I like to finish off my White Wine Spritzer with a dash of bitters.

Bitters adds another layer of flavor. Think of it like a spice. I love to drink Bitters and Soda when I want something refreshing but not a cocktail.

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!

Woman cutting a lemon on a cutting board with cocktail ingredients around her.

Step 4

Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Drink all day. (Responsibly).

Variations

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.

Tips

If you want to “dilute” the wine a little more, just use less and add more 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.

Woman sipping a white wine spritzer out of a stemless wine glass.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use another type of wine?

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, and the oak would be really overpowering. 

Can I use sparkling water instead of club soda?

It won’t have the same effervescence but it would totally work! Use it if what it is what you have, but I prefer the flavor of club soda in my spritzers.

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Woman pouring club soda into a glass of wine to make a white wine spritzer.

White Wine Spritzer

This delicious white wine spritzer cocktail is my favorite thing to drink all summer long! With just 3 ingredients, it's easy to make and refreshing to sip.
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Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 101kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a glass, add the wine.
  • Top with club soda
  • Add a dash of bitters.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Notes

If you don’t have or don’t want to use Sauvignon Blanc, you can use Pinot Grigio, Riesling, or another white wine. I’m not a fan of Chardonnay (because of the prominent oak flavor) so I wouldn’t use that. 
Try flavored sparkling waters for some more flavor. 
You can also use ginger ale or lemon-lime soda in place of the club soda for a different flavor. 
To add extra flavor you can muddle (or just drop in) fresh fruit and herbs. 
You can skip the bitters if you don’t have them or don’t enjoy the flavor. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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