Make Your Own Spritzer Bar for Brunch!

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Creating a make-your-own spritzer bar is perfect for any brunch celebration and occasion! Let your guests mix their own spritzer for a fun, sunny afternoon entertaining idea.

It’s great for any season and occasion and the perfect signature cocktail. Easy enough for your guests to make!

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Bottles of Lillet on gold bar cart with flowers.

My go-to cocktail to sip during the summer is hands down a refreshing sprizter. My favorite spritzer is made with Lillet, which is a classic apéritif with a chic French heritage.

It was founded in 1872 and made from Bourdeaux grapes and carefully selected fruit macerations, aged in oak barrels. It’s a simple cocktail to prepare for elevated home entertaining. Perfect to sip  for  brunch or a

Lillet on bar cart with sparkling lemonade and berries

What is a Spritzer

A spritzer is light and refreshing cocktail made with a combination of cold wine and tonic water or sparkling water and soda, served over ice.

You can add in citrus, fruit and flowers to create a gorgeous, light and refreshing cocktail for any season! 

Cherries, apples, grapefruit in small bowls on gold bar cart

Ingredients for a Spritzer Bar 

  • Bottles of Lillet Blanc, Lillet Rosé and Lillet Rouge
  • Sparkling lemonade, blood orange and grapefruit juice 
  • Elderflower soda 
  • Tonic water 
  • Berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
  • Fruit such as sliced oranges, apples, peaches, cucumber, grapefruit, cherries, kiwi
  • Edible flowers to garnish the spritzer 
  • Herbs like mint, thyme.
Tonic Water on Bar cart
Lillet being poured in a glass over ice

Supplies for a Spritzer Bar 

  • Wine glasses 
  • Cocktail jigger 
  • Small bowls for fruit 
  • Bar cart – If you won’t have one a standing tray, outdoor table with a linen or a kitchen  island works too.
  • Bucket of ice and tongs to grab the ice
  • Paper straws
  • Linen napkins 
  • Bar spoon to stir
  • Flowers to decorate the spritzer bar 
Yellow and purple flowers on bar cart

To decorate the bar, place some fresh flowers in a tall vase on it. Then set all of the glass jars of lemonade, sparkling sodas, tonic water and, of course, the beautiful bottles of Lillet on the bar.

Have a row of wine glasses to fill as well. Add fruit, herbs and berries in small bowls and place an ice bucket on the bar to fill each wine glass with ice.

Make and place out a sign with some inspirational recipes or ideas on how to make a spritzer! 

Yellow flowers and white vase.

Creating a Spritzer Bar for a Brunch 

A spritzer bar is a fun entertaining idea that’s perfect for brunch and any special occasion like an afternoon bridal shower, birthday, baby shower or even as a signature wedding cocktail!

Spritzer with edible flower and cherries
Bottle of Lillet on bar with wine glasses.

To set up a spritzer bar, we recommend using a bar cart, which is really the best station for a spritzer bar.

You can move it to the desired location, even outside and then just place all of the ingredients on it. It also looks elegant and classic. 

How to make a Spritzer 

The best part about making your own spritzer is that you can experiment with different flavor variations! Try 3 ounces Lillet Rosé with 3 ounces sparkling lemonade!

overhead on cocktail with edible flowers

Or 3 ounces Lillet Blanc with 3 ounces sparkling elderflower soda and a splash of tonic water. If it’s not strong enough, add more Lillet! Add in fruit and flowers for a stunningly colorful cocktail. 

Making a spritzer is all about finding the right balance for you, which is why it’s such a great entertaining idea and activity for guests! 

How to Enjoy Lillet 

Besides using Lillet to make the most refreshing spritzer, you can also enjoy it alone over ice! If you want to add a dash of tonic water or club soda it makes a wonderful, light cocktail that’s truly fantastic!

Lillet has some wonderful recipes on their site that are absolutely delicious too.

Bottles on Lillet on Bar cart

Spritzer for Every Season 

To make a spritzer seasonal, use seasonal fruit and seasonal flavors. For example, winter could be Lillet Rouge with sparkling cranberry juice, cinnamon, thyme and tonic water.

Decorate the bar according to the season with fresh flowers and seasonal colors!

Lillet on bar cart with flowers

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Overhead of cocktails with edible flower and cherries.

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Lillet Spritzers

Try 3 ounces Lillet Rosé with 3 ounces sparkling lemonade! 3 ounces Lillet Blanc with 3 ounces sparkling elderflower soda and a splash of tonic water.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drink
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 487kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

Lillet Rosé Spritzer

  • 3 ounces Lillet Rosé
  • 3 ounces sparkling lemonade
  • splash club soda

Lillet Blanco Spritzer

  • 3 ounces Lillet Blanco
  • 3 ounces elderflower liqueur
  • splash club soda

Instructions

  • Pour the ingredients into a large wine glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with fruit and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Sodium: 5mg | Sugar: 50g
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    • Hi Jennifer! You can find them at your local nursery or Whole Foods in the herbs section. You can also grow them easily in a small potted garden too!

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