With a refreshing mix of white wine, a dash of club soda, and pretty lemon garnish, this white wine spritzer is perfect for serving to crowds or solo relaxing.
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About White Wine Spritzer
Simple and elegant, a white wine spritzer can be a perfect fit for any occasion.
And if you’re a fan of white wine, it’s a great way to start exploring the vast world of wine cocktails. Other spirits get most of the recognition when it comes to mixed drinks, but there are plenty of concoctions you can whip up with your favorite wines.
A spritzer will only be the first of many more to come.
What goes in a white wine spritzer?
A spritzer is an extremely simple drink, consisting of only two intredients:
- White wine
- Club soda (or sparkling water)
If you’d like to use garnish, lemon slices, lemon wedges, or orange peels are popular choices.
What does a white wine spritzer taste like?
Spritzers combine the crisp taste of white wine and the sweet tang of club soda, creating a unique bubbly drink. The combination is like a bubbly wine with a little more bite.
Club soda can be an acquired taste, so if you’d like to tone down the tanginess, try adding a dash of lemon juice or lemonade. You could even go heavy on citrus garnish and allow the drink to marinate for 10 to 15 minutes before drinking.
What white wine is best for a spritzer?
If you’re a fan of white wine, there’s great news for you here: you can use any type of white wine you prefer. So if you have a favorite type or brand, it’ll be perfect for making a spritzer.
But if you’re looking for recommendations, a riesling, pinot grigio, or sauvignon blanc would work best for this drink. A chardonnay can also be used in a pinch.
How to measure this cocktail
This cocktail is written like a standard drink recipe, meaning that instead of an exact measurement (ex: 1 cup) the recipe will read “1 part.”
This can sometimes be a little confusing, but I’ve found the best way to think of it as this:
Recipes that measure in parts usually mean it’s written so that you can adjust the size of the drink to whatever you want and the measurements they give you (1 part, 1/2 part, etc) are so you can keep the ratio of the ingredients correct.
For example, let’s say you wanted to make one drink – this typically means you’re using 1 standard shot glass for measuring. So then when the recipe says “1 part” you would interpret that amount as “1 standard shot glass” full. If the recipe says “1/2 part” you’d fill the shot glass halfway so that it’s “1/2 standard shot glass.” OR, let’s say you wanted to make enough drinks for a few friends. When making the drink you could interpret “1 part” as “1 cup” (or “1/2 part” to “1/2 cup.”)
This way the drink will taste the same no matter what size you make it.
What are the exact measurements for one drink?
In a hurry and want simple measurements for just one drink? No problem! Just use this as a guide:
- 6 oz white wine
- 2 oz club soda
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How to make a white wine spritzer
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – Fill a wine glass with ice, about 3/4 of the way. Garnish with slices of lemon or orange peels, if desired.
Step 2 – Pour in your favorite white wine, then top with a splash of club soda.
Step 3 – Serve and enjoy!
White Wine Spritzer
- 3 part white wine
- 1 part club soda
- lemon, for garnish (optional)
- Fill a wine glass 3/4 of the way with ice. Add slices of lemon, if desired.
- Pour white wine into glass, then top with club soda.
- Stir, garnish with a slice of lemon (optional), and serve.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.