A refreshing, easy and delicious rosé spritzer! With just 3 simple ingredients, this drink is perfect for summer. It has a light and fruity flavor and is sure to please your guests. So gather up some friends and give this recipe a try!
I’ve had plenty of wine spritzers in the past, but nothing beats rosé wine spritzers! They are perfect for a hot summer day and you can switch them up to your preference. I also prefer them over hard seltzer drinks as they have more flavor and the benefits of drinking wine.
So if you have rose wine in the fridge, make a rose wine spritzer! This is a simple summer cocktail to make and everyone will love it. If it’s really hot out and you want a frozen rosé cocktail, try our strawberry frozé!
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What is a spritzer?
A spritzer is a refreshing drink that combines wine or spirits with carbonated water. A rosé spritzer is made with, you guessed it, rosé wine! This light and fruity wine are perfect for making cocktails. It is also a popular choice for summer drinking, as it is refreshing and not too heavy.
How To Make a Rosé Spritzer
Rosé wine – A good rose wine to use for a spritzer is a dry rosé. This type of wine is light and refreshing and will not overpower the other flavors in the drink. You also don’t need to spend a lot of money on wine when making a spritz.
Club Soda – Often used in cocktails because it adds bubbles and a refreshing and light flavor. It’s also called sparkling water or seltzer water. You can use flavored soda water to make this recipe too.
Orange liqueur – A type of sweet alcohol that is made with a blend of cognac (brandy), sugar, and distilled essence of bitter orange. It is often used in cocktails and has a sweet, bitter, and citrus flavor.
Directions – 4 Easy Steps
Start by pouring the rosé into a glass filled with ice.
Add the soda water.
Pour the orange liqueur next.
Stir everything together and garnish with lemon slices and edible flowers.
Rose Spritzer Recipe Variations
There are many ways that you can change up this recipe to suit your taste. Here are a few ideas:
- Use a different flavored liqueur in place of the orange liqueur like an elderflower liqueur such as St. Germain.
- Try flavored carbonated water, such as lemon, orange, or grapefruit.
- Use a different type of wine, such as white wine for a white wine spritzer or red wine for a red wine spritzer.
- Add some fresh fruit to the drink for extra flavor. We like to add lemon and fresh strawberries.
- For more flavor, use ginger ale instead of soda water.
- Garnish with a sprig of rosemary or a slice of lemon.
Tips for Making the Best Rosé Spritz
Chill the ingredients for this drink. The colder the temperature of the wine the better flavor and more bubbles. Also, make sure the soda water is chilled too.
No need for an expensive bottle, but you should still use a good-quality rosé wine. This recipe is only as good as the ingredients you use. So, make sure to use a wine that you would drink on its own.
Start with less alcohol and add more to taste. You can always add more, but you can’t take it away.
If you want a sweeter drink, add a little agave nectar or simple syrup to taste.
This recipe is for one drink. However, you can easily make a pitcher of rosé spritzers for a party. Simply multiply the ingredients by the number of people you are serving.
There are many ways to garnish your spritzer. Some of our favorites include:
- A slice of lemon or lemon zest
- A sprig of rosemary or thyme
- A slice of orange or dehydrated orange
- Strawberries or use strawberry ice
Whatever you choose, we hope you enjoy this refreshing cocktail!
5 Popular Types of Rosé Wine
Now that you know how to make a rosé spritzer, it’s time to learn about the different types of rosé wine. Here are five popular types of rosé wine:
White Zinfandel – A type of Rosé wine that is made with the Zinfandel grape. It is a light-bodied wine with a fruity flavor.
Provence Rosé – A type of Rosé wine that is made in the Provence region of France. It is a dry wine with a light to medium body.
Rosado – A type of Rosé wine that is made in Spain. It is a light to medium-bodied wine with a fruity flavor.
Blush wine – A type of Rosé wine that is made with red grapes. It is a light to medium-bodied wine with a fruity flavor.
Champagne Rosé – A type of Rosé wine that is made in the Champagne region of France. It is a sparkling wine with a dry and light body.
History of Wine Spritzers
Although the exact origin of wine spritzers is unknown, it is believed that they originated in Germany. The first recorded mention of a wine spritzer was in 1869. The recipe called for equal parts wine and seltzer water.
In the early 1900s, wine spritzers became popular in the United States. They were introduced by German immigrants and were often served at picnics and outdoor events.
Wine spritzers became even more popular in the 1970s when White Zinfandel was introduced. This type of Rosé wine is light and fruity, making it perfect for spritzers.
Today, wine spritzers are enjoyed all over the world and are a refreshing summertime drink.
How to Store Rosé Wine
Rosé wine should be stored in a cool, dark place if you’re not drinking it right away. However, if you plan on enjoying it within a few days, store it in the fridge so it’s super chilly when you’re ready to make a spritz.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a wine spritzer made of?
A wine spritzer is made with wine and carbonated water. It is a refreshing and light drink that is perfect for summer. You can use any type of wine to make a spritzer, but we prefer rosé.
How do you make rose wine sparkling?
You can make rose wine sparkling by adding carbonated water to it. This will give the wine light and refreshing flavor. You can also use sparkling wine to make a rosé spritzer.
Why do people drink wine spritzers?
Wine spritzers are popular because they are refreshing and light. They are also easy to make and can be made with any type of wine. This makes them a versatile cocktail choice.
How many calories are in a rosé spritzer?
A rosé spritzer has about 120 calories. This makes it a light and refreshing drink choice.
What is the difference between a rosé spritzer and a wine spritzer?
The difference between a rosé spritzer and a wine spritzer is that a rosé spritzer is made with rosé wine and a wine spritzer can be made with any type of wine.
How long does an open bottle of rosé last?
An open bottle of rosé can last for up to a week if it’s stored properly. Be sure to seal the bottle tightly and store it in the refrigerator.
When to Serve Rosé Spritzers
Rosé spritzers are perfect for summertime. Enjoy one lounging outside or serve them at parties and other events. They are easy to make and can be made ahead of time, so they are perfect for entertaining. Here are some of our favorite special occasions to serve a wine cocktail:
Birthday Party it’s also perfect for a last-minute birthday party!
You can also make your own spritzer bar that is perfect for parties!
What to Serve with Wine Spritzers
Wine spritzers are versatile and can be served with many different foods. Some of our favorite pairings include:
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Where to Buy Rosé Wine
Rosé wine is available at most grocery stores and liquor stores. You can also purchase it online.
How to Serve a Wine Spritzer
There are several glasses you can use to serve this delicious wine cocktail. We love to use wine glasses, stemless or with a stem. You can also use an old-fashioned glass or any cocktail glass you like.
More Spritz Recipes
Love a good spritz recipe? Then try any of these below!
Aperol Spritz – A classic summer spritz recipe.
French Spritz – This is made with Champagne and elderflower liqueur.
Matcha Spritz – If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic spritz recipe that is loaded with health benefits, try our matcha spritz!
Apple Spritz – This is a white wine spritzer that is perfect for fall.
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Rosé Spritzer Recipe
- 3 ounces rosé
- 2 ounces sparkling water, unflavored or flavored
- 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
- Fill a wine glass with ice.
- Pour in the rosé.
- Add the club soda and the orange liqueur.
- Stir and garnish with an edible flower and orange slice.