There are a few types of wine that I can only handle as a spritzer. Cranberry wine, for example. I do not like the flavor of cranberries, but when I mix a cranberry wine with a can of Sprite it is effervescent enough to become a refreshing summer drink.
Although wine spritzers conjure up thoughts of the 80s or 90s, I have found some interesting recipes that utilize fresh fruits and herbs and would be perfect for summer (once we actually start enjoying some summer weather!)
I found this particular recipe on the website Iowa Girl Eats, which had me at the title because I myself am an Iowa girl that loves eating!
Strawberry Lemonade Wine Spritzer
1oz (2 Tablespoons) Strawberry Simple Syrup
1 1/2oz (3 Tablespoons) fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
4oz (1/2 cup) Moscato Wine
4oz (1/2 cup) club soda ice strawberry slices, optional
Stir strawberry simple syrup and lemon juice together in a wine glass. Pour in wine, then club soda. Add ice and strawberry slices, if using, then stir. Serves one.
Even though this recipe only serves one, spritzers are also easy to make in large quantities, so it would be great to have on hand when you are expecting guests, like a sangria.