Alright, we’re declaring it. It’s the Summer of the Spritzer, y’all. Get ready… and go.
Last year was the Summer of the Shandy, and that was awesome, but this year we’re swapping out the beer for wine to shake things up a little. Obviously, all the cool kids are doing it, so there’s that. But more importantly, this is a solid and welcome break from the precision of the craft cocktail trend. Tinctures measured out by the drop? Impossible-to-find small batch ingredients? It’s summer. It’s hot. Aint’ nobody got time for that.
Spritzers are basically sangria with sparkle and jazz hands. Wine. Fruit. Some kind of fizz. It’s easy to wing it with whatever you like, but here are a few of the recipes I’ll be trying this season on the front porch:
Ty’s Grapefruit Spritzer (pictured above).
Ty lives in DC and makes great drinks. We stole this from him because it’s simple and delicious.
2 parts white wine
1 part Fresca
1 part fresh grapefruit juice
ice (optional because I like good ice)
Combine and serve. Easy breezy.
Here are a few others:
Lemon Spritzer. Bam.
Cranberry Spritzers. Happy.
I look forward to seeing…and consuming…the concoctions we will all discover this Summer of the Spritzer. Cheers.
And happy summer, Friends.