We found some deliciously refreshing summer spritzer recipes on shape.com and picked out some of our favorites to cool you off on the summer days ahead.
First up is this amazing cucumber melon gin spritzer from spicesinmydna.com:
For the melon simple syrup
1 c. water
1 c. sugar
2 c. cantaloupe cubes or balls
For the cocktail
2 oz. melon simple syrup
1.5 oz. gin
1 oz. seltzer water*
In a small saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Let boil for 30 seconds, remove from heat, and let cool completely. Once cooled, add to a blender or food processor with the cantaloupe cubes/balls. Blend until completely smooth.
To make the drink, add ice to a cocktail shaker along with a fresh mint leaf. Add the simple syrup and gin, and shake for 30 seconds. Fill glass with ice, a few melon balls and cucumber slices, and then pour in the drink. Top with seltzer, stir to combine, and garnish with mint, and extra cantaloupe/cucumber slices!
Just in time for the 4th of July, this red, white, and blue wine spritzer from intheraw.com is a perfect pair with barbecue and fireworks.
1 large apple
1 750mL bottle sparkling wine (chilled)
2 c. club soda (chilled)
4 tsp. Stevia in the Raw
1 cup fresh strawberries (hulled and sliced sideways)
1.2 c. fresh raspberries
1.2 c. fresh blueberries
Place apple on a cutting board and cut 2 pieces on either side of the core. Cut the pieces into ¼” thick slices and use a small star cutter to cut out star shapes from the apples.
In a large pitcher stir together wine, club soda, and Stevia In The Raw® until the stevia is dissolved. Add apple stars, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries and serve.
This red wine spritzer from jennifermeyering.com is perfect for sangria lovers.
1 (750ml) bottle red wine
1 (34 oz) bottle club soda
Fill glass 1/2 full with ice.
Pour wine over ice until glass is 1/2 full.
Fill remaining glass with club soda.
Garnish with raspberries and mint leaves (optional), serve and enjoy!
More recipes available at shape.com!