Summer has once again returned into our lives — thank goodness! — it’s time to get reacquainted with certain things that we may have not seen in a while. Sandals, shorts, and swimsuits are the new wardrobe preferences, every meal is grilled, and of course… white wine spritzers are the drink of choice.
For those of you who might be asking what this glorious sounding cocktail is, a white wine spritzer is a combination of sparkling water and you guessed it – white wine. Although this is the simplest and most basic form of this classic drink, the spitz can be jazzed up in many different ways. Cordials and aperitifs, enhance the flavor of certain wines and add depth to drinks. Fresh fruits add a natural sweetness that complements the dryness of wine. Even sparkling wine intensifies the fun effervescence associated with spritzers.
These sparkling cocktails are usually low in alcohol and relatively hydrating, making them a brilliant tipple for day drinking. Whether it’s on the beach, at a pool party, or just an evening of backyard barbecuing, the spritzer is an ideal summer drink, and we have done some serious research on this matter, so you don’t have to. We have rounded up our favorite versions of this drink — including flavor twists like Asian plum, prosecco pomegranate, and even cucumber, lime, and basil — to remind you that the white wine spritzer is back, and it’s time to get on board!