Recipe: Wine Spritzers for Summer

So it’s like…a million degrees outside right now. We need something to help cool things down, stat. As such, I’ve been really into homemade wine spritzers lately.  They’re just so refreshing!

Now before you start reminiscing about the syrupy-sweet wine coolers you snuck from the fridge when you were in high school, these are a little different. They have just a hint of fruity taste, and are otherwise delicious, delicious alcohol.


  • 1 bottle white wine (a wine on the sweeter side is recommended – the Cupcake Chardonnay is a good choice for this.)
  • 1/2 cup of vodka
  • 2 tbsp triple sec (I used my homemade stuff!)
  • 2-3 cans of grapefruit soda (I’ve tried a few different varieties and they all seem to work.  For those in Texas, the H-E-B grapefruit peach soda is my favorite, but those in the rest of the country can seek out Izze brand. Adjust the amount you include to taste, based on the sweetness level you prefer.)
  • Slices of any fruit you happen to have lying around

There’s really not a lot to the preparation.  You just pour everything into one big pitcher, mix it up, and then serve over ice.  And then you repeat.  And repeat. And repeat.  Because we’ve still got another 2.5 months of summer to go, y’all. Drink up.