May 13, 2024

Sparkling and Refreshing Drinks to Kick Off the Spritz Season

As spring unfolds and the sun invites us outdoors, it's the perfect time to refresh our beverage choices. This collection of spritzer recipes introduces some unique flavor combinations that go beyond the classic Aperol Spritz, ideal for enjoying in the warming weather. So gather your friends, find a sunny spot and let the sipping begin!

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As the days lengthen and the sun warms our faces, that familiar urge sets in to throw open the windows, dust off the patio furniture and bask in the glorious return of spring. And what better way to celebrate the season than with a refreshing drink in hand? 

From the crisp sweetness of ripe berries to the zesty tang of citrus fruits, these recipes offer a taste of spring in every sip. Whether you’re hosting a garden party, enjoying a picnic in the park, or simply looking to add a touch of brightness to your day, these sparkling beverages are sure to delight the senses and uplift the spirit.

Grapefruit Paloma

Made with the tangy goodness of Florida Grapefruits, which are known for their vibrant flavor and juiciness, this cocktail is a delightful fusion of citrusy brightness and tequila’s smooth warmth. Mixed with a splash of seltzer, the Grapefruit Paloma is a tropical escape in a glass, perfect for spring patio outings or an after work refreshment. Bursting with flavor, this golden beauty is the ultimate ode to the Sunshine State’s citrus harvest.

Raspberry Port Sparkler

Indulge in the essence of California’s spring with the Raspberry Port Sparkler. Made with a full-bodied California port wine, known for their rich and robust profile, this sparkling concoction is elevated by the addition of fresh raspberries, adding a burst of vibrant sweetness to every sip. 

This berry sparkler is not only refreshing and sweet but also a visually stunning beverage, making it the perfect addition to any gathering or special occasion. 

Toast to spring with this refreshing mix of rich port and bright raspberries—a perfect sip for the season.

Stormy Sparkler

If you can’t get enough of sparkling and fruity refreshments, then the Stormy Sparkler by KC of G-Free Foodie is right down your lane. Customize this bubbly, refreshing cocktail with your choice of sparkling wine or sparkling water. The true highlight of this drink is the naturally sweet California Prune juice. Complemented by a touch of lime, this fruity beverage is bold in color and flavor. Whether enjoyed as a midday pick-me-up or as a toast to the sunset, the Stormy Sparkler offers a unique and satisfying drinking experience.

Grape Rosemary Spritzers

It doesn’t take much to create a sophisticated and aromatic beverage. These nonalcoholic Grape Rosemary Spritzers are here to prove it. All you need is a bit of rosemary, some California Grapes, sparkling water and ice. With its delicate balance of fruity richness and herbal complexity, these grape spritzers offer a simple yet elegant refreshment option that keeps you hydrated in a fun and flavorful way.

Pear Moscow Mule Mocktail

This non-alcoholic and pear-y twist on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail combines the crisp sweetness of U.S.-grown pears with the bright kick of ginger beer. Finished with a splash of lime for a burst of citrusy freshness, the Pear Moscow Mule is the perfect drink for cooling down on sunny days. 

Tart Cherry Lavender Spritz

The Tart Cherry Lavender Spritz, created by Hannah Zimmerman, perfectly combines the subtle flavors of lavender with the tartness of Montmorency cherries. This spritz features a mix of homemade lavender lemon honey syrup and tart cherry honey syrup, enhanced with cherry juice concentrate and a hint of lime. Dress it up with a garnish of frozen tart cherries, a bright lime slice, and a fragrant sprig of lavender for a beautiful finish. And enjoy!

With these sparkling and refreshing drinks in hand, you’re all set to celebrate the arrival of spring. So, raise your glasses and let the spritz season begin! Cheers to longer days, warmer nights, and the simple pleasures of life.