Wine Spritzers Are the Healthy-ish Sparkling Cocktail Perfect for Year-Round Sipping
There’s nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold bubbly beverage. If it’s boozy, even better. Typically made from a basic blend of wine and soda water and zhuzhed up with fresh juices and liqueurs, the spritzer is a go-to cocktail for warmer months and weeknight happy hours because it's delicious, hydrating, and extraordinarily easy to make. There are also thousands of ways to customize your creations based on the wine, liqueurs, mixers, and garnishes you have on hand.
“While they may get a bad rap as a cocktail of a bygone era, I actually have a soft spot in my heart for white wine spritzers,” says Christopher Hoel, the founder of Harper’s Club and wine curator for Wine Insiders and Martha Stewart Wine Co. “They’re fun, light, easy to tailor to your taste, and you can pre-make them in big batches before pre-portioning them out for friends and family while social distancing outdoors.”
Here are Hoel’s top tips for making wine spritzers, plus three delicious recipes you'll want to sip ASAP.