As temperatures are reaching new heights this summer, it is important to stay hydrated. With so many invites to summer parties, you need a drink that is refreshing yet keeps you hydrated as you spend your time under the sun. Instead of drinking water, try out these spritz cocktail recipes that we have summed up for you to refresh your mood no matter how hot the sun is shining up your head.
These drinks were originated in Italy, but have become international favorite in no time. During the warmer months when cold, refreshing drinks are top of mind, whip some up yourself and enjoy your day. Read ahead, to know more about these refreshing drinks that are incredibly simple to make at home.
Our first super delicious and refreshing recipe is the watermelon spritz. As we have mentioned above, these incredible recipes are easy to make and only require a handful of ingredients that are easy to grab. Below are the ingredients and procedure to make this refreshing drink.
- Chilled Mirassou Sauvignon Blanc – 4-5 oz.
- Chilled club soda or tonic to add sweetness – 2-3 oz.
- Frozen melon cubes – 3-4 pieces
- Fresh basil – 1 big sprig
It is one of the easiest recipes to make as you don’t need to put in a lot of effort and money to make this refreshing drink. With easy steps, you will accomplish your mission and have the drink when the temperature rises. First, cut the watermelon into cubes and freeze them.
Next, combine the Mirassou Sauvignon Blanc with club soda or tonic in the respective quantity. Pour the chilled watermelon cubes in the mixture and end the task by garnishing the top with basil. The drink is ready to be served. As watermelon is a summer fruit and is very hydrating, you would enjoy the drink, especially on hot days.
Balsamic Peach Spritz
Thos summer take the advantage of seasons freshest fruits by not just eating them raw, but including them in refreshing drinks to keep hydrated all summer long. The next recipe on our list is the Balsamic Peach Spritz. It is one of the favorites for many and if you are one of those unaware of the recipe, don’t worry as below are the ingredients and instructions you need to follow to make this incredible drink.
- Peach jam/ preserves – 1 tablespoon
- White balsamic vinegar – 1 tablespoon
- Vodka (optional) – 1 ounce
- Chilled prosecco – 3-4 ounces
- Fresh basil leaves and sliced peaches – for serving
- Basil extra virgin olive oil (optional) – for serving
To make this refreshing drink, you don’t have to put in a lot of effort. After getting all the ingredients listed above, start by combining peach jam or preserves, balsamic vinegar and vodka – if using in a cocktail shaker or glass jar.
Shake them well till combined, add ice and shake until chilled. Next, strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and top off with prosecco. Finish the recipe by garnishing fresh basil, peaches and a small drip of olive oil. That’s all, your drink is ready!
Smashed Berry Rose Spritz
Smashed Berry Rose Spritz has a separate fan base as people crave for a rose spritz during summertime. If you are already a fan, perhaps you would love to make it at home. Here is the recipe of Smashed Berry Rose Spritz that you must try even if not a fan. Below are the ingredients required with the instructions that should be followed strictly to make this delightful drink.
- Fresh blackberries – ½ cup
- Fresh raspberries – ½ cup
- Basil leaves (optional) – 4
- Lemon juice – ¼ cup
- Silver tequila – 6 ounces
- St. Germain (elderflower liquor) – 4 ounces
- Sparkling rose, chilled – 1750 ml bottle
- Peaches or nectarines – 2 slices
With a simple set of instructions, you will be able to make this refreshing drink and enjoy the season. Make sure to follow every step as instructed to make the drink otherwise it’ll be spoiled.
First, in a pitcher, muddle raspberries, blueberries, lemon juice and basil together. Squash every bit to release the juices. Add tequila, St. Germain and sparkling rose; stir the solution gently while adding peaches to it. Chill the mixture until ready to serve. In the end, serve the drink garnished with basil.