What could be better in Summer than a Rosé wine spritzer? I know you can drink Rosé all year long, but really – let’s be honest. It’s just the best in Summer.
This is a quick 2-minute little cocktail to get you ready for a relaxing and low-key weekend. If I could sum up my ideal weekend in a cocktail – it would probably be this one. It’s low key and refreshing. It’s not brain-busting creative but it is mouth-watering good.
When picking a wine for a spritzer, it’s important that you don’t spend too much. You’re technically watering it down after-all. Furthermore, you want to pick one that’s got enough flavor to hold up to the sparkling water you’re adding. Provencial style rosé’s are wonderful but sometimes they are a bit too light for a spritzer style.
So what do I look for? California or other hot climate rosés. Enter La Crema Rosé — a great value wine that’s not too much, but has a medium body with high alcohol. Why does that matter? Because like I said – we watering this down. If we used a wine that had low alcohol (say 11% abv) and low body and light flavor, it would taste more like slightly flavored water rather than a spritzer.
Experiment with various types of sparkling water flavors. I have a lime tree so I wanted to use some fresh limes and enhance that with a lime sparkling water. But grapefruit would great with this too!
Looking for other simple cocktails? Check out my three ingredient Lillet Yuzu Sparkler too!
Flavored Sparkling Water (Lime/Grapefruit/Lemon)
Fresh Lime Juice
- Add ice to glass and 2 thin slices of a lime
- Pour 4 ounces Rosé wine into the glass
- Add 3-4 ounces of sparkling water
What’s your favorite kind of spritzer?
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