This strikingly beautiful cocktail is equal parts refreshing and delicious! It's the perfect drink to welcome the Spring season or help you get through the dog days of Summer.
It's super quick and easy to whip together, and if you've already got some homemade strawberry syrup on hand, you're only minutes away from sipping this slightly tart yet refreshing spritz.
I love the strawberry season! Do you too? Try my other strawberry recipes if you're looking for another strawberry recipe!
- Austrian Strawberry Sponge Cake
- Strawberry Cupcakes with Ricotta
- Strawberry Flavored Whipped Cream
- Strawberry Cobbler
- Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Strawberry Popsicles
- No-bake Strawberry Cheesecake
- Strawberry Milkshake
- Strawberry Cream
- Lemon - freshly squeezed
- Homemade Strawberry Syrup - made from fresh strawberries
- White Wine — Any Dry Wine Works Great!
- Ice Cubes
- Club soda
See the recipe card for quantities.
The first thing you'll want to do is add some ice cubes to your wine glass.
Next, squeeze the juice of half a lemon into your wine glass — you can do this with a lemon squeezer. If you don't have one, you can squeeze it over a fine mesh sieve to avoid getting seeds in the glass.
After you've successfully squeezed all the juice from half of a lemon, go ahead and add the soda water, followed by your dry white wine of choice.
Personally, I prefer Grüner Veltliner but Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Chien Blanc, or Vermontino, also work nicely.
Last but not least, add in your homemade strawberry syrup.
The order should be respected here because the ingredient you add last gives the predominant flavor.
At first glance, this doesn't really look like a strawberry spritz because the combination of lemon juice and strawberry syrup results in an incredibly beautiful orange color. If you add in the strawberry syrup last, as instructed, you'll get this delicious fruity twist you want to achieve!
The lemon juice can be replaced with fresh lime juice for a slightly more tart flavor.
When it comes to white wine variations for the strawberry spritz cocktail, you'll want to make selections with a similar profile to Grüner Veltliner.
One of the key elements that makes this cocktail so deliciously refreshing is that it's paired with a dry wine! If you're looking for variations, I'd recommend Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Chien Blanc or Vermontino – just to name a few!
These few suggestions are in no way exhaustive, and if you're looking for more options, ask the friendly staff at your local wine shop!
The taste of this spritz drink can also easily be varied by playing around with the other ingredients. By adding more strawberry syrup, the strawberry spritzer becomes sweeter. If you add more lemon, your spritz will be a little bit more on the sour end.
I used the juice of half a lemon in this recipe — which is quite a lot — so I wouldn't recommend using more than half a lemon! This recipe is definitely a bit sour but at the same time, refreshing. The perfect summer cocktail!
- Measuring Tools
- Lemon Squeezer
- Serving Glass
🌡 Storage & Tips
This recipe makes the perfect amount for one – so you probably won't be leftover with any strawberry spritz for long! There are a few really key pieces of advice you need to keep in mind while preparing this refreshing beverage, though;
- Do NOT to use sweet wine with this drink.
- NOT to use tap water or still mineral water! You'll need the bubbles from the club soda to make this drink refreshing.
- The order should be respected here because the ingredient you add last gives the predominant flavor.
- If you want to prepare larger quantities, we recommend mixing the individual ingredients together in a large pitcher.
The spritz is a wine-based cocktail that was first served in Italy as an apéritif. It usually calls for Prosecco, some type of bitters, and soda water, although there are many variations on this original recipe. The "spritz" usually refers to the bitters served in the popular cocktail, such as Aperol Spritz (super yummy!), Campari, and Cynar – to name a few.
It's very common to see Prosecco used in a spritz cocktail, but there are many variations you can take with this wine-based Venetian drink. Personally, I really enjoy using the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut N.V. from Althea.
All spritzes are cocktails, but not all cocktails are a spritz! While the term "cocktails" make up a huge variety of drinks and feature all different types of alcohol – like vodka, tequila, gin, rum, etc.. – a spritz is a wine-based cocktail. It also usually calls for soda water or sparkling water – even if the recipe you're using calls for Prosecco.
The original spritz is thought to have been enjoyed in Italy over 200 years ago – when Austrian travelers added a splash or "spritz" of soda water to an Italian wine.
More Recipes with Seasonal Strawberries
- Homemade Strawberry Simple Syrup
- Easy Strawberry Cream
- The Best Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
- Fresh Strawberry Sponge Cake
- "Easy As Pie" Strawberry Cobbler Recipe
- Strawberry Daiquiri (coming soon)
- Strawberry Cheesecake
- Strawberry-flavored whipped cream
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Refreshing Strawberry Spritz Cocktail
- Measuring Tools
- Serving Glass
- ½ Lemon freshly squeezed
- 2 tablespoon Homemade Strawberry Syrup
- ⅔ cup White Wine Any Dry Wine Works Great!
- 5 Ice Cubes
- ⅔ cup Club soda
- First, add 5 Ice Cubes to the serving glass.5 Ice Cubes
- Squeeze ½ Lemon and empty the lemon juice into the glass.½ Lemon
- Next, add ⅔ cup Club soda and afterward ⅔ cup White Wine⅔ cup Club soda, ⅔ cup White Wine
- Last but not least, the 2 tablespoon Homemade Strawberry Syrup.2 tablespoon Homemade Strawberry Syrup
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
Absolutely refreshing and delicious! This is perfect because it's already summer here in my place and I need some of this drink to beat the heat!
This strawberry spritzer is just perfect! I am hoping to serve these for my a summer backyard gathering I have planned as it is so refreshing.