This is such a refreshing summer drink. It has a lot of character with its slight fizz, its sweet blood orange flavor and the perfect amount of sour from the lime. Mmm… mmm… good!
I love this drink for socializing, because with just wine I tend to drink more, this way I can enjoy something to drink without getting too buzzed too fast!
Here is what Wikipedia has to say “The word comes from the German spritzen “spatter, squirt, spray, sprinkle”, i.e. adding water and thus diluting the wine so that it can be consumed in larger, thirst-quenching amounts.”
Recipe: 1 Glass
- 1/2 Cup Dry White Wine (I used white Rioja)
- 1/2 Cup Sparkling Water (I used Pellegrino)
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
- Blood Orange Slice – garnish
- Ice (Optional)
Juice the blood orange into a small bowl with a hand held orange juicer and juice the lime into another small bowl.
Put an ice cube into your glass and measure out wine and water. Stir in the orange and lime juice then top with a blood orange slice.