This gin spritz recipe is easy to make and perfect for sipping on a hot day. It has a light floral, fruity flavor and is made with just 3 ingredients! Change the flavor of the jam depending on your preferences. You’ll love this simple summer cocktail!
This recipe is a take on our classic gin and jam cocktail. After making gin and jam for years, we wanted to switch it up and give it some spritz! It turned out perfect and we’ve been serving them up all summer. This gin cocktail is versatile and simple to make. Serve them poolside or for a casual garden party.
How to Make a Gin Spritz
To get started you’ll need a cocktail shaker, cocktail jigger, and large wine glass or highball glass.
Gin – A clear spirit with a juniper berry flavor that we love using for this recipe! It is made by distilling fermented grains and adding botanical ingredients for flavor. The beautiful notes and botanicals in the gin add a lot of flavor to this spritz.
Jam – You can use any flavor jam you like! That’s what’s so great about this recipe, is that you can easily change the flavor of the drink. We love to use strawberry, blackberry, and grape.
Lemon-Lime Sparkling Water or Low Sugar Soda – This is what gives the drink the spritz! If you can’t find the lemon-lime combination, either lemon or lime sparkling water will work. We used Betty Buzz for this recipe.
In a cocktail shaker combine the gin and jam with ice.
Shake for 30 seconds, then strain into a wine glass filled with ice.
And the lemon-lime sparkling water.
Garnish the cocktail with fruit and an edible flower
Gin Spritz Recipe Alternatives
If you don’t have gin on hand, or if you’re not a fan of the flavor, you can easily make this recipe with vodka. Just substitute the gin for vodka and you’ll have a delicious spritz that’s just as refreshing.
You could also try different flavors of jam to change the flavor of the drink. raspberry, blueberry, or peach would all be delicious!
Use different lemon-lime drinks to see what you like the best.
Add in a dash of flavored liqueur, like lemon or peach.
If you don’t have lemon-lime soda you can use club soda or tonic water with fresh lemon juice.
I you prefer a sweeter drink, add in a dash of simple syrup.
Garnishes for A Gin Spritz
The sky is the limit when it comes to garnishes for this cocktail. Get creative and use whatever you have on hand!
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Fresh fruit like fresh strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries
- Lemon twist, lemon peel or lime peel
- Herbs like sprig of fresh thyme, mint or basil
When to Serve a Gin Spritz
This refreshing cocktail is perfect for summer sipping! It’s light and refreshing, making it the perfect drink to enjoy on a hot day. Serve it at your next BBQ or pool party and your guests will love it!
Here are some of our favorite celebrations to serve a gin spritzer:
You can also make your own spritzer bar for a party!
What to Serve with Gin Spritz
This cocktail is light and refreshing, so it goes well with just about anything. If you’re serving it as a main course, we recommend pairing it with light appetizers or a salad. If you’re serving it as a dessert, it would be delicious with a fruit tart or some homemade cookies
The gin spritz is a refreshing and easy-to-make summer cocktail. It’s perfect for sipping on a hot day and can be easily customized to your preference. Whether you’re using gin or vodka, this cocktail is sure to be a hit at your next summer gathering!
Glasses for a Spritz
There are a few different options when it comes to serving your spritz. You can serve it in a large wine glass, a highball glass, or even a mason jar.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a spritz?
A spritz is a cocktail that’s made with wine or another a spirit or liquor, seltzer water, and a sweetener. The most common spritz is made with white wine, but you can also find them made with spirits, red wine, rosé, and even Champagne.
What makes a spritz?
A spritz is a cocktail made with wine or another spirit, seltzer water, and a sweetener.
What’s the difference between a gin and vodka spritz?
The only difference between a gin and vodka spritz is the type of alcohol used. Gin is made with fermented grains and botanical ingredients, while vodka is made from distilled potatoes or wheat.
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Have you tried making a gin spritz? What’s your favorite summer cocktail? Let us know in the comments below!
- 2 ounces gin
- 2 tbsp jam, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry
- 5 ounces lemon lime sparkling water, or low sugar soda
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add in the jam and gin.
- Shake for 30 seconds.
- Strain the drink into a large wine glass filled with ice.
- Top with lemon-lime sparkling water.
- Garnish with flowers and fresh fruit.