Summer Spritzers

A spritzer is traditionally a mix of wine and sparkling water, soda, or some other carbonated liquid. There are so many different combinations that may be made that they defy being called “recipies”, really. It’s more a matter of “if it tastes good, drink it”!

Using a base of lemon-lime flavored soda or flavored sparkling water, pick a juice and a fruit or two for non-alcoholic beverages will please children and adults alike.

Lemonaide with raspberries and blackberries, or with peach slices is popular.

Grape juice combined with apple juice is also a nice, light combination. Black Cherry flavored sparkling water gives it a tasty twist from the spritzer standard of lemon-lime.

Watermelon and crushed pineapple are great with a pineapple or apple soda.

Try agave nectar, mint leaves, and pomegranite seeds together. Combine them with soda, sparkling water, or for a more adult twist add seltzer.

For the adult versions of spritzers, Moscato, Sangria, Merlot, or even a shot of peach schnapps, may be combined with the soda or sparkling water for an effervescent and festive drink on hot summer afternoons. Wine or fruit juices may also be combined with Champagne or Asti Spumante.

Let the kids help put them together for some family fun, too.

There are simply too many combinations to put all in one article. Don’t be afraid to try different pairings of flavors that you already and enjoy as well as new flavors. Be adventurous!

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