Thursday, August 18, 2016


This is another one of those drinks that is arguably not a cocktail at all, but it is still a mixed drink. A weak one at that. The Spritzer is a summer wine and soda drink when a glass of wine would be too much. It is mostly for people who don't feel like drinking, but would like a taste of wine in a refreshing soda cocktail. You can drink these all day, if that's the kind of thing you like to do.

The Spritzer does what a cocktail is meant to do, however: it spreads out the expensive alcohol with other additives. Soda makes your wine choice like champagne, and you still get to have the experience of drinking an elegant-looking drink from a wine glass with half the alcohol. So go ahead, make a Spritzer with your best white or red, or go cheap. It doesn't matter. No one's getting drunk today anyway.
  • 6 oz. red or white wine
  • club soda
  • lemon twist
  Pour wine over ice in a wine goblet (stemless shown) and fill with soda. Garnish with twist.

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