This white sangria spritzer is a welcome addition to a cocktail party year round. Crisp white wine, Cointreau, plenty of citrus, and sparkling water collide to make a refreshing drink you can sip all evening long without getting TOO tipsy.
Welcome to your new favorite house cocktail. In cooler months, you can count on its citrus notes to lend verve to your holiday open house or cocktail party, a pleasant respite from typically heavy winter cocktails. On sultry summer nights, you’ll swoon to its chill vibe, sorta like that of a flamenco dancer breezily strolling across stage.–Jenny Howard
White Sangria Spritzer
- Quick Glance
- 10 M
- 10 M
- Serves 8
- One (26-ounce) bottle Albariño
- 1 cup Cointreau (or other orange liqueur)
- 1 lime, preferably organic, thinly sliced
- 1 lemon, preferably organic, thinly sliced
- 1 large orange, preferably organic, thinly sliced
- 3 cups seltzer or sparkling water, chilled
- Ice, for serving
- Herb sprigs, such as mint or rosemary (optional)
- 1. In a large pitcher, combine the wine, Cointreau, lime, lemon, and orange, and gently stir until blended. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours but preferably about 24 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
- 2. To serve, partially fill 8-ounce glasses with ice. Pour the wine mixture into each glass until about 2/3 full. Top each glass with seltzer to taste, whether just a splash or filling the remaining 1/3 of the glass or somewhere in between. Stir to blend. Taste and adjust the ratio of wine and seltzer as desired. If desired, garnish with an herb sprig.