3 Simple white wine spritzers that make any brunch better

Feb 3, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. ET
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Spritzers are the perfect brunch cocktail when you want to go a little lighter than mimosas or bloody marys. And don't worry if they look simple — that's the whole point. Pair herb and fruit flavors, then mix with sparkling water and some white wine. What's not to love?

Spritzers can really be made with almost any wine you have on hand, but I like the subtle flavor of a sweet white wine. You can also use any fruit-and-herb pairing you love, but these three recipes are all matches made in heaven.

raspberry mint white wine spritzer
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Raspberry-mint white wine spritzer recipe

Serves 1

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 fresh raspberries
  • Sliced fresh mint leaves
  • 4 ounces sweet white wine
  • 3 ounces seltzer (soda) water
  • 1 lime wedge

Directions:

  1. To a short glass, add ice and all the ingredients except for the lime. Stir to combine.
  2. Squeeze the lime wedge juice into the drink, and serve cold.

grapefruit and sage white wine spritzer
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Grapefruit-sage white wine spritzer recipe

Serves 1

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 grapefruit slices
  • Sliced fresh sage leaves
  • 4 ounces sweet white wine
  • 3 ounces seltzer (soda) water

Directions:

  1. To a short glass, add ice, and squeeze both grapefruit slices. Stir in all the remaining ingredients, and serve cold.

strawberry and thyme white wine spritzer
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Strawberry-thyme white wine spritzer recipe

Serves 1

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Sliced strawberries
  • Fresh thyme sprig
  • 4 ounces sweet white wine
  • 3 ounces seltzer (soda) water
  • 1 lime wedge

Directions:

  1. To a short glass, add all the ingredients except for the lime wedge. Gently stir together.
  2. Squeeze the lime wedge juice into the drink, and serve.

More spritzer recipes

Blood orange spritzer
Mixed berry vodka spritzer
Watermelon white wine spritzer

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