If you are looking for the perfect refreshing drink for summer, you should give a wine spritzer a try! Unlike your usual chilled glass of wine, spritzers are lighter, bubbly and more refreshing. It is one of the easiest cocktails to make and you only need two ingredients.
When it comes to making the perfect wine spritzer, you need to make sure that your sparkling water and wine are both properly chilled. Not only does it make for a refreshing drink, but it also helps open up the flavours and aromas in the wine. Another benefit of spritzers is that you can use just about any type of white wine you like. The most popular types to use are sauvignon blanc, riesling and pinot grigio.
To make a delicious white wine spritzer, all you need is 3 ounces of chilled white wine and 1 ounce of cold club soda or mineral water. Pour the wine first and top with the soda. Add a lemon wedge or orange peel for garnish. If you prefer a dry wine, you can add tonic water to sweeten it up just a little. For extra colour and style, you can also add herbs to your ice tray before filling them with water. Add these ice cubes to your glass before pouring in the wine and club soda. It will spruce up the glass and add some extra aroma too.
Remember, when serving a wine spritzer, you should only make to order. You don’t want to make yours in a large pitcher because the bubbles will disappear. Instead, keep your wine and soda in the fridge. Alternatively, you can keep ice buckets on or beside your table to pour as needed. This way, you can also offer your guests different types of wine based on their preferences.