I don’t normally do this, but I’m actually going to repost another blogger’s content on Your Glass or Mine.
I know, I know but this is such a cute idea I thought ‘why reinvent the wheel?!’ Anyways, I had this idea for a fun Mother’s Day mom-osa bar (get it..lol) post and had every intention of doing it, but yeah time just wasn’t on my side.
So, I just want to put it out there now that the content and photos I’m about to share are from the blog Sugar and Charm. I was randomly scrolling on Pinterest last week when I came across this post on how to make your own spritzer bar for brunch. I’ve talked about spritzers before as a low calorie alternative to wine, but honestly didn’t really find them too appealing myself. I mean who wants to drink diluted wine?
I sure didn’t but Sugar and Charm makes these wine spritzers look so pretty and delish that I had to share! I thought my readers would enjoy as people start to host more outdoor events plus Mother’s Day is tomorrow. This would be the perfect setup if you’re planning to host a brunch. Also, I really like the whole “make-your-own” spritzer concept. You don’t really see that too much at events. It’s super easy and I’m sure your guests will have a blast creating their own signature cocktail.
WHAT IS A SPRITZER
A spritzer is light and refreshing cocktail made with a combination of cold wine and tonic water or sparkling soda, served over ice. You can add in citrus, fruit and flowers to create a gorgeous, light and refreshing cocktail for any season!
INGREDIENTS FOR A SPRITZER BAR
- Bottles of Lillet Blanc, Lillet Rosé and Lillet Rouge
- Sparkling lemonade, blood orange and grapefruit juice
- Elderflower soda
- Tonic water
- Berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
- Fruit such as sliced oranges, apples, peaches, cucumber, grapefruit, cherries, kiwi
- Edible flowers to garnish the spritzer
- Herbs like mint, thyme.
NOTE: Sugar and Charm uses Lillet, which is a classic apéritif with a chic French heritage which is a personal choice. You could easily make a spritzer with any type of wine. Although, I recommend a Rosé or white wine.
HOW TO MAKE A SPRITZER
The best part about making your own spritzer is that you can experiment with different flavor variations! Try 3 ounces Lillet Rosé (or the wine of your choice) with 3 ounces sparkling lemonade!
Or 3 ounces Lillet Blanc (or the wine of your choice) with 3 ounces sparkling elderflower soda and a splash of tonic water. If it’s not strong enough, add more Lillet! Add in fruit and flowers for a stunningly colorful cocktail.
Making a spritzer is all about finding the right balance for you, which is why it’s such a great entertaining idea and activity for guests!
NOTE: If you want your spritzer to be sweeter, I’d recommend using the sparkling lemonade or blood orange rather than the tonic water.