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.
Squeeze in the grapefruit juice. Add a couple of slices in the glass, near the bottom if possible.
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.
Then add the soda.
And garnish with another slice of grapefruit.
There you have it! SO GOOD for warm weather.
- White Wine
- Lemon Lime soda
- 1 large Ruby Red or Rio Star
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!!