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Wine Spritzer

Wine Spritzer

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I have steered clear of wine spritzer type cocktails since my early days of drinking.  Back then it was often an overly sweet and fruity drink that left a headache afterward.  Then I discovered the fine art of adding ice to my glass of Rose during a trip to the south of France.  Being from California, one would never put ice in their glass of wine, but it was a marvelous idea, that in turn helped create this light and refreshing cocktail.  Thank you Kate!

Wine Spritzer

I always like to serve a special cocktail at the beginning of a dinner party, more so during the holidays.  The ritual adds a little something special to the day.  What I love about serving this wine spritzer is that the drink is light and not overly sweet, which means there will be plenty of room left to devour all that great food.  Another wonderful thing about serving a lighter cocktail before a meal is that no one is overly tipsy from drinking martinis.  I like use a slightly fruity rose or sauvignon blanc for this pre-dinner drink, which pairs nicely with the aromatic bitters.  The bubbly water makes it even more festive.

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Wine Spritzer

Wine Spritzer

Making a wine spritzer at home is so so easy when you use a fruity rose or wine spritzer. We like to use cranberries or raspberries but use your imagination and try other fruits!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • a fruity rose or sauvignon blanc
  • club soda or make your own using a Soda Stream (which is what we do - LOVE)
  • lemons
  • aromatic bitters (like scrappy's and their little kits)
  • fresh cranberries for garnish

Instructions

    Toss a few ice cubes into a wine glass, then fill half way with wine.

    Add a couple dashes of aromatic bitters, and rub a lemon twist around the rim.

    Top off with some bubbly water.

    Garnish.

    Serve.

    Sip.

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Paula - bell'alimento

Saturday 30th of November 2013

I can't count the ways that I love this (and y'all) Just shared on our facebook page! Happy weekend sweets.

Nutmeg Nanny

Friday 29th of November 2013

This does look quite refreshing :) I'd love to give this recipe a try!

Brian @ A Thought For Food

Wednesday 27th of November 2013

HA! Yay spritzer! Oh goodness... I have so many drinks I want to make (ok... need to make. I'll be with my in-laws... so, yeah... need) tomorrow. Adding this one to the list.

KatedeCamont

Wednesday 27th of November 2013

So glad to be your inspiration on this one, Denise.;) looking forward to the next time we can do this together atCamont. XX

Maria | Pink Patisserie

Wednesday 27th of November 2013

What a lovely, light and refreshing drink! My mom has been adding ice to her wine for years! She'll be glad to know she's not the only one. Happiest of Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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