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These Wine Spritzer Recipes Are Coming For You, Whether You Like It Or Not

Don't think of them as a watered-down glass of wine. Think of them like boozy, bubbly water.
06/29/2017 06:00am ET

Step aside rosé, this summer is going to be the season of the wine spritzer.

If you’re thinking that spritzers are reserved solely for the Real Housewives and social gatherings from the ’70s and ’80s, you are wrong. The spritzer may have faded away from drinking culture, but that’s only because it was ruined by the overly sweet wine cooler.

Wine spritzers are coming back, and they’re good enough for everyone to drink.

A wine spritzer is basically equal parts wine and seltzer, but they get made extra special with fresh fruit, herbs and sometimes a little liquor. Some folks balk at spritzers wondering why they’d ever want to water down their wine. We prefer to think of them as seltzer with an edge. And nothing refreshes in the late summer afternoon like a boozy seltzer can.

Check out the recipes ― and then drink them all summer long.

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Rosé Grapefruit Spritzer
Design Love Fest
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2
Red Wine Spritzer
Jennifer Meyering
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3
Melon Basil White Wine Spritzer
Cyd Converse
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4
Ginger Lime Spritzer
A Beautiful Mess
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5
Red Wine Spritzer With Lime And Bitters
Brooklyn Supper
6
Lime Rosé Spritzer
Hungry Por La Vida
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7
Watermelon Basil Spritzer
A Beautiful Mess
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8
Raspberry Basil Champagne Spritzer
Lemon Tree Dwelling
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9
Red Wine Berry Spritzer
Aggie's Kitchen
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10
St. Germaine Pomegranate Spritzer
Minimalist Baker
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Orange Red Wine Spritzer
Honey And Birch
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12
Fruit Pop Spritzer
A Beautiful Mess
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13
Raspberry-Lemon Blush Sangria Spritzers
The Wanderlust Kitchen
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14
Summer Berry Red Wine Spritzer
My Food Story
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