Make this fizzy fruity red wine spritzer using just 2 ingredients in 2 minutes. This easy full-bodied summer cocktail is super refreshing and great to serve for parties or get-togethers.
About This Recipe
I absolutely love my glass of red wine! But then there are days when I crave something unique and different. This red wine spritzer is one such cocktail recipe where red wine is the hero ingredient and yet it is very different from just sipping on plain red wine.
This drink is made using just two ingredients – red wine and club soda. I really love the fizz soda adds to the wine, and that’s what makes this drink different. Wine spritzer is the perfect drink to make when you are wanting to sip on sangria but have a time crunch.
Add a few orange peels and mint leaves while serving and you have a fancy cocktail ready in no time. You can also add in a few mixed berries along with orange and mint.
Make your own variations by adding lemon juice, flavored simple syrups, or bitters to this cocktail. You can also replace club soda with ginger ale, sprite, or sparkling water.
So next time, you want to add a little bubbly twist to your red wine, do give this spritzer a try. These are perfect to serve with your weekend brunch, house parties or special occasions.
This cocktail is,
- Fizzy & Fruity
- A twist to your simple wine
- Perfect for summers
- Perfect for house parties
Red Wine – You can use any red wine of your choice to make this spritzer. The better your wine is, the better the taste of your spritzer.
Club Soda – Club soda adds that perfect fizz to the wine and also dilutes it to 25 to 50 percent.
Orange Peels & Mint – To garnish the wine spritzer, we will use some orange peels and mint leaves, which also adds a refreshing flavor. If not peels, even thin round orange slices work well for garnishing.
You can also add in some berries like raspberries or blueberries.
How to make Red Wine Spritzer?
Add a few ice cubes to a large pitcher. Pour a 25 oz (750 ml) bottle of red wine into the pitcher and top with 25 oz (750 ml) club soda.
Garnish with orange skin and mint leaves. Serve immediately.
Note – If you are not making the drink for a crowd, then make it in individual glasses. Fill glass ½ full with ice. Pour wine over ice until glass is ½ full. Top with club soda. Garnish and serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
The wine and soda ratio for a red wine spritzer is equal parts wine and club soda. If you like your spritzer to have more fizz, then you can also increase the quantity of soda.
I like to make it with Merlot. But the wine with the best aroma, fruit flavors, and mild tannins such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Grenache tastes the best. But in case these are not available, you can select any good wine to make the spritzer.
Yes, definitely! But the ratio will change when you are using white wine. In this version, we will use 3 part wine and one-part soda, which is in a 3:1 ratio.
To make wine spritzer, you can use sprite, sparkling water, or ginger ale in place of club soda.
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Red Wine Spritzer Recipe
- 750 ml Red Wine
- 750 ml Club Soda
- Orange Peel (as required, for garnish)
- Mint Leaves (as required, for garnish)
- Add a few ice cubes to a large pitcher. Pour a 25 oz (750 ml) bottle of red wine into the pitcher and top with 25 oz (750 ml) club soda.
- Garnish with orange skin and mint leaves. Serve immediately.