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A Sparkling Spritzer.

Guys, let’s talk about wine spritzers — why does this drink get such a bad rap? I have to start this blog post with a shout out to my brother-in-law who inadvertently inspired this idea. Sometime last summer we asked him to whip us up a drink at a family party, and maybe-sort-of-jokingly he told us he was going to make us wine spritzer. We giggled when he actually made them and brought them over to us, but guess what? They were really delicious. They can be light, crisp, and fruity — which are some of the most basic tenants of a good summer cocktail option. Plus they have a great name! A spritzer just sounds refreshing, doesn’t it? I decided to take a stand and stick up for the poor little wine spritzer and make one of my own with mixed fruits and IZZE sparkling waters:

  • Step 1: Fill a stemless wineglass or tumbler with ice and mixed fruit of your choice.
  • Step 2: Fill the glass 1/2 to 2/3 full with a fruity, light white wine.
  • Step 3: Top with a flavored sparkling water (I love the Mandarin Lime IZZE flavor!)
  • Step 4: Clink! Times to cheers glasses with friends and enjoy a summer evening outside.

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Please Note: This post was sponsored by Izze; all images, ideas and content are my own. 

9 responses to “A Sparkling Spritzer.

  1. onenessnow July 27, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    nice idea .. just sounds so cooing ..just what we need this time of year ! Ann Emerson

  2. Monica {Cake & Lilies} July 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Haha yes! Everyone hates on wine spritzers but secretly loves them. They’re amazing, especially if you throw in a little seltzer for a hydration factor when you’re BBQ-ing the sun or something 🙂

  3. Jenna at Boston Chic Party July 27, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Looks delish, Kate- perfect summer signature cocktail 🙂

  4. Mara July 28, 2015 at 9:15 am

    mmm looks so good.

  5. Sarah Lou July 28, 2015 at 10:52 am

    This sounds and looks amazing!

  6. Kellylly July 28, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Kate this looks fab. What wine do you use? I always feel like I pick the wrong variety when trying to mix with flavors.

  7. theappreciationfactor July 29, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Love it – like a simple sangria too -especially w/ the fruit. I’d love to know which white wines you’d recommend too.

  8. domestikatedlife August 3, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    If I’m mixing wine with something else, I pick something that’s inexpensive, and try to match the flavor notes to the fruit that I’m adding to it!

  9. domestikatedlife August 3, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    If I’m mixing wine with something else, I pick something that’s inexpensive, and try to match the flavor notes to the fruit that I’m adding to it!

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