Crafting Trendy Spritz Drinks for Summer

Crafting Trendy Spritz Drinks for Summer

Publish Date May 8, 2024 2 Minute Read

With summer in full swing, there’s nothing more quenching than a spritzer drink. In general, they’re easy to make, refreshing, and look fantastic. So whether you’re lounging by a pool, hosting a backyard party, or just enjoying a beautiful day, we’ve got the spritzes to elevate your experience. Join us in an exploration of how to keep a stocked bar ready for summer cocktails and some delicious spritzes that get you ready for the season.

What is a summer spritz?

Spritz cocktails are renowned for their refreshing nature, crafted with a base of sparkling wine or liqueur and soda water, served over ice. The combination of bubbles and fresh garnishes lend to a lower alcohol content and an overall lighter, more vibrant drinking experience.

Quintessential Spritz Ingredients

Get your bar ready for the sunny season with thoughts toward light and refreshing. Effervescence is the foundation for all things light and bright, so tonics, sodas, prosecco, and champagne are a must-have. Next come your mixers like fruit juices, bitters, and simple syrup, along with fruit or flowerinfused liqueurs, and vermouth. Finally, colorful garnishes like fresh fruit or herbs give your cocktail that ultimate summer vibe.


For this summer, and to simplify life for all you cocktail newbs out there, Prosecco, like La Marca Prosecco, is our shining star where everything starts. It's both fresh and fruity and has a wonderful effervescence that compliments any summer day. With some simple substitutes, you can dazzle your friends and family (or yourself) with ease. Check out our top summer spritzes for this season:

  • Aperol Spritz is a summer classic, cherished for its refreshing taste and vibrant look (Aperol is a vibrant orange color). Simply mix Aperol with bubbly Prosecco, add a splash of soda water, and serve over ice. For that little extra that screams summer, garnish with a slice of orange for a burst of citrus flavor and a pop of sunny color.
  • Hugo Spritz puts that same bubbly Prosecco to work in a flavorful twist. Elderflower syrup, Prosecco, and soda water combine with fresh mint leaves for a beautiful blend of floral sweetness and herbaceous freshness. Finish with a squeeze of lime and this drink is sure to captivate your tastebuds with its sophisticated flavor profile.
  • Limoncello Spritz combines the tangy sweetness of Limoncello liqueur with crisp Prosecco and a splash of soda water. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and fragrant basil leaves to elevate your sipping. Hello, Italian coast, I mean, backyard!
  • Peach Bellini Spritz blends peach puree and Prosecco with a splash of soda water for a luscious and effervescent summer treat. Its bright peachy hue and fruity aroma will make a delightful addition to any outdoor gathering.
  • Berry Bliss Spritz mixes muddled berries with Prosecco and a touch of simple syrup, topped with a splash of soda water. This one is summer sweetness in a glass, offering a refreshing fizz that will keep you cool and hydrated on even the hottest days.

As we get ready to raise our glasses to the joys of summer, the spritz is your ultimate refresher. With their easy preparation, invigorating flavors, and eye-catching appearance, spritz cocktails are the perfect companions for anything you might be doing this sunny season. Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or a newcomer to the world of cocktails, our guide to stocking your bar for summer spritzers and exploring delightful recipes ensures that every sip is a celebration of the season. Cheers to endless summer memories and unforgettable spritz moments!

Ready to bask in everything refreshing and light? Try a few of our top summer spritzes.

More Spritz Recipes

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