Spritzer | Cocktail Party

Spritzer

Spritzer cocktail with white wine, sparkling water, and citrus wedge

Barely a cocktail, and yet too important to overlook, the Spritzer is the grandmother of wine cocktails from the Tinto de Verano to the Aperol Spritz.

Stories of its origin are murky, placing its birth in Austria, or Germany (where it’s called Schorle), or Hungary (where they call it fröccs) – but always in the mid-1800s, when carbonated water was the new hotness.

There’s a lot of room for flexibility in this classic template. Swap in a rosé wine for the default white, pair it with a flavored sparkling water, or increase the sweetness by lemon-lime soda or ginger ale. The citrus garnish is a must-have, but even that offers choices: a sweet rosé goes well with a slice of orange, while a dry white wine might go better with a wedge of lime.

Ingredients

Instructions

Build the ingredients in an ice-filled tall glass, wine glass, or goblet. Garnish with the citrus wheel, wedge, or twist.

Cocktail Party app on tablets and phones

Get the App

The Cocktail Party app puts this drink – and hundreds more – in your pocket, and tells you what you can make from the ingredients you have at home. It's the best $3.99 you'll ever spend on a drink.

Read more

Great drinks-great app

Great cocktail app. Very good list of drinks that actually are well made and tasty. I have used other apps that just were overloaded with tons of junk drinks. It feels like the creators of this app actually enjoyed making the drinks and decided which were good enough to add to the list. Really appreciate the perpetual updates drinks listing too. Hate paying for things more than once.
US Drinky the Crow, iTunes App Store