There are certain drinks that seem like they were made for moms. A white wine spritzer is my favorite thing to drink when I want something super refreshing. I already love white wine (Sauvignon Blanc to be specific). So this is one of my go-to wine cocktails for warmer weather.
Here’s the simple recipe so you can make your own. Really, I would hardly consider this a recipe. More of an idea. A really good idea.
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I Love a Sauvignon Blanc Spritzer
Red wine can take a hike. White wine is my favorite wine and 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 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 from New Zealand and has notes of grapefruit, grass and lemon. YUM! I was pretty bummed because I shot this recipe at 10 am (as I do with most of my cocktail recipes) and didn’t get to finish the glass.
THEN I had to share the rest of the bottle with friends. I really wanted to keep the rest for myself…
How to Make a White Wine Spritzer
- 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc
- 1 bottle club soda (or sparkling water)
- Dash of bitters
- Slice of lemon
Don’t like Sauvignon Blanc? That’s ok. You can substitute with something else. Pinot Grigio, Riesling, etc. would work quite well. I’m not a fan of Chardonnay so I would never dream of using that + the oak would be really overpowering.
- In a glass, add your 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.
- Top with sparkling water.
If club soda is too fizzy for you, just use Pellegrino sparkling instead. It’s a little less intense. But it’s called a spritz, so you’ve got to add something spritzy.
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.
Speaking of spritzy, you’ve got to try this Aperol Spritz recipe immediately. It’s also super refreshing but this one uses sparkling wine instead of Sauvignon Blanc.
- Add a dash of bitters.
I like to add a dash of bitters to add another layer of flavor. I love to drink Bitters and Soda when I want something refreshing but not a cocktail.
But 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)
For this post, I used a slice of lemon to flavor the wine even more. But this can be a really fun and creative cocktail. Just let the wine guide you.
On 4th of July, I made a blackberry version where I just muddled a few fresh blackberries then added a sprig of fresh thyme. I had those items, I knew they would enhance the wine, so boom. A creative wine spritzer. This past weekend I just 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.
Or just drink it plain. You do you.Do you enjoy a wine spritzer?
I sure do! I prefer to use a white wine that isn’t too oaky (which means, ew, no Chardonnay). But it’s all about your personal preference! Drink what you love!
Wine Spritzers for Day Drinking
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, where 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.
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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
Printable White Wine Spritzer Recipe
Sauvignon Blanc White Wine Spritzer
This delicious white wine spritzer cocktail is my favorite thing to drink all summer long!
- 1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc Pinot Grigio, Riesling, etc. would also work - I'm not a fan of Chardonnay so I would never dream of using that + the oak would be really overpowering
- 1 bottle club soda or sparkling water
- Dash of bitters
- Slice of lemon
In a glass, add your wine.
Top with sparkling water.
Add a dash of bitters.
Garnish with a slice of lemon.
Drink all day. (responsibly)
Images by Jessica Pirro Photography
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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!