DIY Wine Spritzer Featuring 7UP

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Don’t you just love wine spritzers?

I do! They’re so crisp and refreshing. Even though a spritzer is considered a summer drink, I drink these year ’round. The only thing about wine spritzers that I don’t like is having to buy them all the time, especially when they are not “in season.” Luckily, they are so easy to make and I bet you have all of the ingredients in your house already! 

HOW DO I MAKE ONE AT HOME?

Three easy ingredients go into making a wine spritzer. 

  1. Wine
  2. Soda
  3. Garnish

You can technically have four ingredients if you chose to add some fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries. Okay! So, we know our ingredients but there are so many options. How to we put together a drink? Well, here is my opinion (and I’m assuming you want it because you are reading this post)

WINE

There are 4 kinds of wine that are usually used in a spritzer. The white wines are Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling and the red wines are Pinot Noir and Grenache. These four are used mainly due to their fruity flavors and mild tannins. You can use any wine that falls under that profile though. If you’re unsure on which you want to go with, someone at the wine store should be able to give you some more guidance. I personally go with whatever is on sale because we all know wine tastes even better when it is half off. 

SODA

This is pretty self-explanatory. You can use club soda, tonic, etc. But I frankly think those are boring and I like to use 7UP. The crisp lemon lime flavor goes SO well with the fruity wine. You can play on the lemon flavor of 7UP by adding in fresh lemon peel to finish off your spritzer.

THE RECIPE 

My favorite recipe for a spritzer is one I have created myself. Just call me Chel The Mixologist. While it may not be very complex, it is flavorful, smooth and crisp. I simply call it the Chel Loves Wine Spritzer. It’s a nice mix of Riesling, 7UP, ice and fresh lemon peel. 

Make sure to check out Savory Magazine in the “New Flavors” edition until 3/30 to save $1.00 when you buy two 7UP 2-Liter bottles so you can make endless spritzers! I purchased at my local Giant Carlisle but 7UP can also be found at Giant Landover and Stop & Shop.

Chel Loves Wine Spritzer
An original recipe for a fancy but simple wine spritzer, featuring 7UP. Enjoy these lemony lime flavors!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 parts Riesling
  2. 1 part 7UP
  3. Lemon peel for garnish
Instructions
  1. Make sure your wine is super chilled. Pour the wine into a glass and top with 1 part 7UP.
  2. Garnish with a lemon peel if desired.
Notes
  1. You could also be fancy here and add some blueberries to this drink! The tart and sweet would be an awesome combo.
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