11 Summer Spritzer Cocktail Recipes.

Summer Spritzer Cocktail Recipes

Happy Friday! I published this post last summer and it was a hit… and for good reason: the spritz is a summer favorite. The Aperol Spritz is the classic, but there are so many other unique and interesting spritzes to try!

All hail the summer SPRITZ! I love a good summer spritzer. It’s light and refreshing, easy to drink, and lower in alcohol. Perfect for drinking outside in the sunshine; the ideal summer cocktail.

The spritz has definitely been one of my summer go-to’s. I will either fill a Zalto wine glass or two with ice cubes (I love this ice cube mold BTW… it makes perfectly square ice cubes!) and then make one or two spritzes OR make a whole pitcher of spritzes! This reader-sourced post is amazing… I’ve been referencing it all summer long as it’s chock full of summer cocktail ideas (spritzes included!) but today I wanted to talk about spritzes in particular.

11 Summer Spritzer Cocktail Recipes

The Aperol Spritz

I love making a big pitcher of these! I just go all in: 1 cup Aperol, 2 cups Prosecco, 3 cups sparkling water or club soda!

  • 3 parts Sparkling Water
  • 2 parts Prosecco or sparkling wine
  • 1 part Aperol

Fill a big wine glass or goblet with ice and add the ingredients. Garnish with an orange wedge.

The Negroni Spritz

This one’s a little strong so I top it off with sparkling water.

  • 3 parts Prosecco
  • 1 part Campari
  • 1 part Sweet Vermouth

Fill a big wine glass or goblet with ice and add the ingredients. Top with club soda to make it a little lighter on the alcohol. Garnish with an orange peel.

The Chambord Spritz

It’s like a Chambord Royale but lighter!

  • 3 parts Sparkling Water
  • 2 parts  Prosecco
  • 1 part Chambord

Fill a big wine glass or goblet with ice and add the ingredients. Top with sparkling water if you’re a lightweight. Garnish with a lemon wedge (I love how a little lemon juice cuts the sweetness) and top with a few fresh raspberries. You can also add a little lemon or lime juice.

The Haus Spritz

I have gotten very into Haus apertifs. The packaging is super chic, they’re much lower in sugar than Aperol or Campari, and they’re just that perfect mix of sophisticated and delicious.

You can either drink them in a highball glass with club soda, OR make them as you’d make an Aperol spritz (using that 3-2-1 formula!). I ordered a bunch of Haus product and have been trying it all. I’m going to do a big review on the blog with my favorite flavors, etc. but right now can tell you that I really like this brand and that the Peach Passionfruit and Citrus Flower are both wonderful as a spritz! I like that Haus is still a bit under the radar so when you serve it your guests will ask questions and be very curious about what they are drinking.

Summer Spritzer Cocktail Recipes | White Wine Spritzer

White Wine Spritzer

This is basically just watered down white wine and it’s delightful!

  • White Wine (I like a citrusy sauvignon blanc: Josh, Oyster Bay, and Prophecy all have good ones!)
  • Lemon or Lime
  • Club soda

Fill a big glass with ice, add 3 parts white wine and one part club soda. Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime, for extra credit add a bit of lime juice!

Bimble Spritzer


Fill a big glass with ice, add 3 parts Bimble, 1 part tequila, and top with club soda. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Summer Spritzer Cocktail Recipes | red wine spritz
red wine spritz!

A few more spritzers to try out!

photo of me by Allie Provost.

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  1. These drinks sound so refreshing! ❤️✨

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  2. Julia says 9.1.20

    Less boozing, more helping Carly.

  3. Sarah says 9.1.20

    Grace! Where are your wine glasses from? I love the slightly square shape.

  4. Emily says 9.1.20

    Wait 3 parts sparkling water in an Aperol spritz? I’ve always seen 3 parts Prosecco … have I been drinking my Aperol spritzes way too boozy?!

    • Oh my god I just googled it and you are totally right! I don’t make mine boozy enough!!!! HA. Undecided as to whether I should revise my post as that’s how I make them??? So funny.

      • Emily says 9.1.20

        Your recipe results in more hydration and less hangovers 🙂

      • Brianna Rooney says 9.4.20

        So I don’t like them but my fiance does so I make them often and was like shit, am I out to get him drunk?! HA! I really only do a splash of club soda…should there be enough room in the glass!

        • Hahahaha no you were totally 100% right, I just clearly make them super light! Going to try the “right” way this weekend.

  5. Jessica Camerata says 9.1.20

    I love a good spritz! These recipes all sound so good but may need to try the blood orange one ASAP!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  6. Rachel says 9.1.20

    Is it crazy that I’ve yet to try an Aperol Spritz? I was waiting for bars to open up but since that seems like it’ll be a while, I need to make my own at home!

  7. Chelsea Finn says 9.1.20

    I love a summer spritz! Thanks for sharing these recipes!

    xx Chelsea

  8. Jenn Lake says 9.1.20

    So fun! Cheers!

  9. Cathy says 9.1.20

    I’ve been reading a lot more since quarantine started and so many books refer to drinks that I either haven’t thought of in a long time or have never heard of. So now my bar car is expanding! I have been making amaretto sours (yes, I’m a Gen X’er) and we have tried Lillet tonics and French 75s. And yes, Aperol Spritzes, too.

    • Oh YUM!!! Getting creative with cocktails has been one of my fav parts of quarantine 🙂

  10. Laura says 9.2.20

    I love this idea, but if you are just making one or two drinks, what do you do with the rest of the Prosecco? I love it, but struggle with opening a bottle since it does not keep. I’ve seen some fancy stoppers, but the reviews are mixed.

    • THis is an excellent question and it’s the reason I LOVE La Marca’s half bottles of prosecco – they are perfect for spritz season!

      And for a standard bottle, my mom got me this champagne cork and I really like it. https://amzn.to/31QdMfF But the smaller bottles are where it’s at as I don’t make these more than once every week or two.

    • Brianna Rooney says 9.4.20

      OK this is going to sound SO wild BUT…if you put a spoon (or any metal utensil) in the top (so the handle is in the bottle, doesn’t need to be touching the liquid), it keeps its SO fresh. There’s some science behind it but it works like a charm, almost more bubbly the next day!

      I also buy the mini split bottles for things like this. A bit more pricey per unit but nice if you only want one or two!

  11. Andrea H says 12.11.20

    Hi Grace! Can I inquire about those fabulous sunglasses? I love them!