A popular hit in the '70s and '80s, these delicious sippers fell out of fashion in the '90s. But take another look! Lower in alcohol and calories than straight wine, these bubbly quenchers make perfect sense in summer.
The classic beverage is half white wine and half club soda, served in an ice-filled wineglass with a twist of lemon. Dry wines, such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, make the drink especially refreshing. But if you crave a sweeter sip, a White Zinfandel works well too.
To bring your own spin to the drink, add a splash of fruit juice to the mix. A dash of cranberry or orange juice will add color and flavor; garnish with a sprig of fresh mint for a cooling aroma.
When entertaining, make the spritzer extra-festive by adding fruits from the Publix Produce Department — lemons, oranges, kiwifruit, cherries, strawberries and blackberries all look dazzling amidst ice cubes.