Learn how to make the best rose spritzer cocktail with an easy and refreshing recipe. Choose between adding a splash of Aperol or elderflower liqueur to take your wine cocktail to the next level!
Nothing beats a refreshing summer drink to make you feel like you’re on vacation, even at home! Rose spritzers combine two of my favorite cocktails – rose sangria and an aperol spritz – to make a wine cocktail with the perfect combination of fruit, efferverance, and a tinge of sweet.
Whether you are sipping at home, making a pitcher for a crowd, or adding these to a home wine tasting party, a Rose Spritz is guaranteed to hit the mark!
Rose spritzers may be enjoyed with simply wine and soda, or add an additional flavor enhancers, like Aperol, elderflower liqueur, and/ or fresh fruit.
- Rose wine – Use your favorite brand, but a more moderately priced bottle works great! I prefer a dry rose spritz, but any sweetness will work.
- Bubbles – Traditionally spritzers are made with club soda. However, lemon-lime soda or ginger ale works too.
- Flavor enhancers – Although spritzers may be simply wine and soda, I prefer to add a splash of Aperol or elderflower liqueur for a more complex flavor.
- Garnish – Enjoy as is, add fresh berries, or an herbal touch, like fresh rosemary or thyme.
How to make a rose spritzer
It doesn’t have to be complicated to make the perfect drink! A spritz can be made as needed, or see below for how to make ahead in a pitcher.
- Fill a stemless wine glass, cocktail tumbler, or wine glass with ice. Add the rose wine and aperol or elderflower, if using.
- Pour in the soda water and give a brief stir. Add any garnishes or fruit, and enjoy!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes! I throw in whatever I have on hand, like fresh or frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or even watermelon chunks. The fruit soaks up the flavors and makes a delicious treat at the end.
No. It does add a great flavor enhancer, but the liquer may be left out.
Yes. A pitcher will make about 8 drinks. Pour a bottle of wine in a pitcher with 1 cup Aperol or elderflower, and 2 cups soda water. Stir and pour over glasses filled with ice.
For a sweeter drink substitute ginger ale or lemon-lime soda for the club soda.
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- 3 ounces Rose wine
- 1 ounce Aperol or elderflower liqueur
- 2 ounces soda water
- (optional garnishes) fresh rosemary, thyme, or berries
- Fill a stemless wine glass, cocktail tumbler, or wine glass with ice.
- Add the rose wine and aperol or elderflower, if using. Pour in the soda water and give a brief stir. Add any garnishes or fruit, and enjoy!
Making in a pitcherA pitcher will make about 8 drinks. Pour a bottle of wine in a pitcher with 1 cup Aperol or elderflower, and 2 cups soda water. Stir and pour over glasses filled with ice.
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