How to Create the Perfect Wine Spritzer Bar

May 8, 2021

ty morrison

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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.

Bottles of Lillet on gold bar cart with flowers.

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.

Cherries, apples, grapefruit in small bowls on gold bar cart
Tonic Water on Bar cart

SUPPLIES FOR A SPRITZER BAR 

  • Wine glasses
  • Cocktail jigger
  • Small bowls for fruit
  • Bar cart – If you won’t have one a standing tray, outdoor table with a linen or a kitchen island works too.
  • Bucket of ice and tongs to grab the ice
  • Paper straws
  • Linen napkins
  • Bar spoon to stir
  • Flowers to decorate the spritzer bar
Yellow and purple flowers on bar cart

CREATING A SPRITZER BAR FOR A BRUNCH 

To set up a spritzer bar, you can use a bar cart (if you’re fancy) or a regular table.

To decorate the bar, place some fresh flowers in a tall vase on it. Then set all of the glass jars of lemonade, sparkling sodas, tonic water and, of course, the beautiful bottles of Lillet on the bar.

Have a row of wine glasses to fill as well. Add fruit, herbs and berries in small bowls and place an ice bucket on the bar to fill each wine glass with ice.

Make and place out a sign with some inspirational recipes or ideas on how to make a spritzer!

Lillet on bar cart with sparkling lemonade and berries

Yellow flowers and white vase.

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.

Spritzer with edible flower and cherries
Bottle of Lillet on bar with wine glasses.
Now do you see why I decided to just repost Sugar and Charm?!? She did an amazing job on this post! I know many of my readers are going to love this concept. I hope you got some great ideas for creating your own gorgeous spritzer bar!! Let me know what you think in the comment section below. Until next time…glasses up!
Lillet being poured in a glass over ice

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  1. Angie Eason says:

    I LUUVVV this!!! You know your girl will be doing this for sure!! So cute

  2. Krista says:

    So unique. Love a spritzer. Thanks

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