Fruity Spritzer Recipes

Having a fruity spritzer recipe on hand is a good idea if you want to mix up a quick, tasty drink to serve at a party or to quench the thirst of a few select guests.

A fruity spritzer is a drink made up of an alcoholic beverage (usually wine), a carbonated beverage, and fruit juice (or fresh fruit). Leaving out the wine will give you a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage with less sugar than many off-the-shelf sodas and juices.

To make a fruity spritzer, you will need:

  • White or blush wine, such as White Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, or Pinot Grigio
  • A carbonated beverage, such as a light-flavored soda (7-Up, Sprite, or ginger ale), soda water, or seltzer
  • Ice
  • Fruit juice, such as cranberry, blueberry, pomegranate, or apple
  • Fresh berries (optional)
  • Fruit slices for garnishing (optional)
  • Pitcher or cocktail shaker
  • Glasses for serving

Basic Fruity Spritzer Recipe

  • 1 part wine
  • 2 parts carbonated beverage
  • 2 parts fruit juice
  • Ice

Stir ingredients in a glass or pitcher. Adjust the proportions to taste. Garnish glasses with a fruit slice, if desired.

Fruity Spritzer with Fresh Fruit Recipe

  • Fresh berries
  • Sugar
  • 1 part wine
  • 1 part carbonated beverage
  • 2 parts fruit juice
  • Ice

Crush (muddle) fresh berries in a cup with a little sugar. Add to a cocktail shaker, along with the wine, carbonated beverage, fruit juice, and ice. Shake and pour into glasses. Garnish glasses as desired with fruit slices and/or a sugared rim.

Non-Alcoholic Fruity Spritzer Recipe

  • 1 part carbonated beverage
  • 2 parts 100% fruit juice
  • Ice

Stir ingredients in a glass or pitcher. Adjust the proportions to taste. Garnish glasses with a fruit slice, if desired.

Tip: Experiment with different types of wines in your fruity spritzer. A spritzer made with a dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, will taste much different than one made with a dessert or fruit wine. In addition, different wines complement different types of fruit juice.

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