Food & Drink

Wine Spritzers That Are Anything But Lame

07/05/2012 09:23am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

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Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess, Brooklyn Supper, Lemon Tree Dwelling, Kitchen Confidante

Somewhere between the '90s and the start of the 21st century, wine spritzers lost their sparkle. They went from cool and refreshing to completely off the radar. We're not sure what started the spritzer's fall from happy hour, but we're here to help it make a comeback because this beverage is truly delightful.

Wine spritzers are light, but still take the edge off. They bubble, without the need for pricey Champagne. They can be made with red or white -- and gussied up with the addition of any fresh fruit or herb. See? Downright delightful. We've gathered together 16 recipes to get your started. Cheers!

1
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
Get the Ginger Lime Spritzer recipe from A Beautiful Mess
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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11
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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