Five Sensational Summer Wine Spritzers

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Many of the great indulgences in life can be naturally dairy-free, like wine (see note below). So I thought it would be fun to share these adult-only summer wine spritzers as refreshing, casual inspiration for your next pool party, baseball game or backyard barbecue.

Sensational Summer Wine Spritzers - 5 Recipes! (Melon Mint-jito, Summer Lovin', Refreshing Red Sangria, Perfectly Pink Punch and Sangria Spritz)

These recipes and photos for summer wine spritzers were shared with us by Barefoot Cellars, but this is not a sponsored post. I just thought they would be fun to share! If you can’t locate their Refresh Spritzers for these recipes, then use this formula…

Easy, Baseline Wine Spritzer

  • 1 part club soda (250 mL for a full bottle)
  • 2 parts wine of choice (500 mL for a full bottle)

Stir those two ingredients into any of the recipes below in place of the pre-made wine spritzer. Of course, you will want to match the type of wine … white for a white white spritzer, blush for a pink one, etc.

Sensational Summer Wine Spritzers - 5 Recipes! (Melon Mint-jito, Summer Lovin', Refreshing Red Sangria, Perfectly Pink Punch and Sangria Spritz)

Special Diet Notes: Summer Wine Spritzers

By ingredients, the recipes below are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

That said, use caution when selecting the wine for these summer wine spritzers. Some wineries use top allergens for fining agents, such as casein (milk protein), gluten or egg protein. It isn’t extremely common in the U.S., but does happen. See my Guide to Dairy-Free Alcohol for more details.

Need a sugar-free option? I haven’t tried it as of yet, but NuNaturals now makes a Stevia Simple Syrup.

Perfectly Pink Punch
 
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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 15-ounce can mandarin oranges in light syrup
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (store-bought, homemade or sugar-free)
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle Barefoot Refresh Perfectly Pink Spritzer (or recipe above)
  • Club soda (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place the mandarin oranges and syrup into a pitcher. Add the raspberries, juice from lemon and simple syrup. Top with the pink spritzer.
  2. Serve the spritzer over ice, topping with additional club soda, if desired.
White Sangria Spritz
 
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Note that the prep time does not include chilling.
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 green apple, diced
  • 1 red pear, diced
  • 1 lemon, cut in small pieces
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 3 ounces simple syrup (store-bought, homemade, or sugar-free)
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle Barefoot Refresh Crisp White Spritzer, chilled (or recipe above)
Instructions
  1. Place the fruit, rosemary sprig, brandy and simple syrup in a pitcher. Cover and allow to soak for 2 to 4 hours or overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, add the chilled white spritzer to the pitcher. Stir briefly. Serve over ice.
Melon Mint-jito
 
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 6 to 7 whole mint sprigs (save 1 for garnish)
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • 4 1-inch chunks honeydew melon
  • 2 1-inch slices Bosc pear (cut lengthwise)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (store-bought, homemade, or sugar-free)
  • 4 ounces Barefoot Refresh Crisp White Spritzer (or recipe above)
  • 1½ to 2 ounces club soda
Instructions
  1. Place the mint sprigs, lime juice, honeydew melon, pear and simple syrup in cocktail shake and muddle lightly. Add the white wine and ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain the spritzer into a tall glass over fresh ice. Top with the club soda and garnish with a mint sprig.
Summer Lovin’ Spritzer
 
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh seedless watermelon
  • 6 to 8 large fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (store-bought, homemade or sugar-free)
  • 4 ounces Barefoot Refresh Perfectly Pink Spritzer (or recipe above)
  • Watermelon wedge, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place the watermelon, strawberries and simple syrup in a blender (no ice). Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a tall glass over ice. Top with the spritzer and garnish with the watermelon wedge.
Refreshing Red Sangria Spritzer
 
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Note that the prep time does not include chilling.
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1½ ounces simple syrup (store-bought, homemade or sugar-free)
  • Juice from 2 oranges
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 4 ounces brandy
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle Barefoot Refresh Summer Red Spritzer (or recipe above)
Instructions
  1. Place the frozen fruit in a large pitcher. Add the simple syrup and fresh juice from the oranges and lemon. Top with the brandy and red wine and stir. Cover the pitcher and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Add sliced fruit, if desired. Serve over ice.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

6 Comments

  1. I’m so happy I stumbled across your blog! I’m having a dinner party with some high school friends and wanted to make a fun drink for the night, instead of serving them hard liquor, since they have a bit of drive. That Refreshing Red Summer Sangria looks perfect!

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