Few things are as refreshing as a cool wine spritzer on a hot summer day. Mineral water, ice and your favourite white or red wine, made right here at the Wine Place, are all that is needed to make this invigorating drink.
Perhaps the best thing about a wine spritzer is its low calorie content. Considering that the average wine glass is approximately 8oz and that the standard pour is 5oz, each spritzer would come in at about 150 calories per glass. That is if you are using a dry white (Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio) or red (Merlot) and zero calorie mineral water, as opposed to a sweeter wine and soda. Keep in mind that adding honey or fruit will quickly increase the caloric intake, though.
Mineral water or soda of choice
A dry red or white wine
Place some ice cubes in your wine glass, then add your wine. As a general rule, you will want to mix two parts wine to every one part of mineral water or soda (Sprite, Ginger ale, etc.).
Garnish with frozen berries, pomegranate seeds or lemon and lime wedges. The possibilities are endless!
If you’re planning on making your spritzers ahead of time, use a clear pitcher and garnish with lemon and lime slices. It’s sure to be a hit with your guests. Just don’t let it sit long enough to lose its fizz.
Alternatively, you could add a splash of cranberry or other fruit juice and fruit to your red wine to make Sangria!
We hope these wine spritzers provide you with the relief that you’re looking for this summer!
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