Grapefruit White Wine Spritzer

April 24th, 2015 Posted by Drinks, Happy Hour at Home, Wine 1 comment

grapefruit wine spritzer

I normally drink red wine year round, but when the weather is warmer, I want something cold! And I don’t mind if it has a bit less alcohol in it. I don’t like the sticky bloated feeling that comes with drinking too much beer in the heat, so I turn to spritzers and punches (the kind in a bowl, silly.) 

This spritzer came out of what I had sitting around, and wanting to pair it with a rosemary ricotta dip. Grapefruit and rosemary go together really well! The rosemary ricotta dip is kinda sweet (for a dip) so I wanted something a little bit bitter. Enter grapefruit! This drink comes together quickly because no simple syrup is required… just enough sweetness is delivered from the lemon-lime soda that we top this with. 

Here we go: 

We need a glass filled with ice. 

grapefruit wine spritzer

Squeeze in the grapefruit juice. Add a couple of slices in the glass, near the bottom if possible.

grapefruit wine spritzer

Next, pour the wine in. About 2/3 wine to 1/3 sparkling water, or in this case, lemon-lime soda. I don’t normally use soda, but I happened to have some and I think it works well in this drink. 

grapefruit wine spritzer

Then add the soda. 

grapefruit wine spritzer

And garnish with another slice of grapefruit. 

grapefruit wine spritzer

There you have it! SO GOOD for warm weather. 

Grapefruit White Wine Spritzer
Recipe Type: Drink, Wine
Author: Sugar Pickles
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
  • Glass
  • Ice
  • White Wine
  • Lemon Lime soda
  • 1 large Ruby Red or Rio Star
  1. Fill the glass with ice. Squeeze 1/4 of a grapefruit into the glass and add 2-3 pieces of grapefuit slices (one slice of grapefruit cut into quarters works well). Save one quarter slice for garnish.
  2. Fill your glass two thirds of the way full with white wine. Top off with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit on top or slipped onto the side of the glass.
  3. Lightly stir and serve. Make more drinks with the leftover grapefruit or save for eating later.


Goes well with the ricotta rosemary dip I’m posting tomorrow!! 

grapefruit white wine spritzer


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