Easy Spring Spritzer Cocktail: Fresh, Fruity & Fun!

Spring means fresh, fruity, and fun when it comes to drinks! This easy spring spritzer cocktail checks all those boxes for a beverage that’s bubbly and the perfect combination of lemon and berry flavors. It’s a highly customizable drink perfect for entertaining and special occasions.

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What is a Spring Spritzer?

A spritzer is simply a cocktail that combines liquor with one or more carbonated elements. It’s generally served chilled in a wine glass, and is a light and refreshing drink option.

Of course, with guidelines like that, making a spritzer seems pretty open-ended! So, a spring spritzer is just a cocktail with liquor, carbonation, and spring flavors. In this case, lemon and mixed berries are the prominent flavor notes.

That means you can change it up in a variety of ways to suit your tastes, with different alcohols, juices, and mixers. This is just my version of a spring spritz, but you can use the basic concept to make one that’s perfect just for you!

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Spring Spritzer Cocktail Ingredients

ingredients to make spring spritzer cocktail
  • 2 ounces citron vodka
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 3 ounces mixed berry juice
  • 2 ounces prosecco
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • Ice cubes

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • You can also use plain or another lemon or berry-flavored vodka, depending on preferences and availability
  • The Aperol helps to cut sweetness and add a bitter element to it. You can reduce or omit it to taste. You may also substitute Campari or another similar aperitif
  • Any mixed berry juice is fine. I have a blueberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blackberry blend, but you can use any kind you like!
  • The prosecco and club soda are of course both sparkling elements, but you can tweak your sweetness levels here. Add more prosecco for a more sweet version, or use more club soda for a less sweet version (or to dilute the drink and make it less strong)

Step By Step Instructions For a Spring Spritzer

  1. In a wine glass (or similar) combine the vodka, Aperol, and fruit juice, and mix to combine
combine vodka, aperol, and fruit juice in a wine glass
  1. Fill the glass with ice (or frozen fruit, if preferred)
add fruit and ice to the vodka aperol mixture
  1. Top with the club soda and prosecco
top the spring spritzer with club soda and prosecco
  1. Garnish with a lemon slice if desired, and enjoy!
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Recipe FAQs

What’s in a Spring Spritzer Cocktail?

A spring spritzer cocktail is a refreshing drink typically made with white wine or prosecco, mixed with sparkling water or soda, and infused with fresh seasonal fruits, juices, and herbs, making it perfect for warm weather.

It’s common to add other liquors such as vodka, gin, triple sec, Aperol, or elderflower liqueur for flavor as well.

How Do I Make a Spring Spritzer Cocktail?

To make a spring spritzer cocktail, fill a glass with ice, add white wine or prosecco, top with sparkling water or soda, and garnish with fresh fruits like strawberries or lemon slices, and herbs like mint or basil.

If using other liquors, add those first, along with any fruit juices, and stir to combine. Then fill the glass with ice and top with carbonated elements.

What Type of Wine Is Best for a Spring Spritzer?

A light and crisp sparkling white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or prosecco works best for a spring spritzer. These wines complement the fresh fruit and herb flavors.

However, you can really use any sparkling white or rose wine of choice, and choose a sweetness level based on personal preferences.

Can I Make a Non-Alcoholic Version of a Spring Spritzer?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic mocktail version by substituting the prosecco with sparkling water or a non-alcoholic wine. You can still use any type of fruit juices you’d like.

Simply omit the vodka and Aperol. You could add some lemonade or lemon juice as well to adjust sweetness and flavor.

What Fruits and Herbs Should I Use in a Spring Spritzer Cocktail?

Popular fruits and herbs for a spring spritzer include strawberries, raspberries, lemon slices, lime slices, mint, basil, and cucumber. Feel free to mix and match based on your preferences.

Of course, you can use other fruits that you enjoy, with blackberries and grapefruit also being common selections.

How Do I Keep My Spring Spritzer Cold Without Diluting It?

To keep your spring spritzer cold without diluting it, use frozen fruit (especially berries) instead of ice cubes.

This keeps the drink chilled while adding extra flavor.

Can I Prepare a Spring Spritzer Cocktail in Advance?

It’s best to prepare a spring spritzer just before serving to maintain its fizz. However, you can pre-mix liquors along with fruit juices ahead of time and store in a pitcher in the refrigerator.

Add ice or frozen fruit plus any carbonated elements just before serving.

What Glassware Is Best for Serving a Spring Spritzer Cocktail?

A wine glass or a large stemmed glass is ideal for serving a spring spritzer. These glasses allow room for ice, fruit, and garnishes.

If you don’t have wine glasses, use a lowball rocks glass, mason jar, or even a pint glass.

How Can I Adjust the Sweetness of a Spring Spritzer Cocktail?

For more sweetness, add more fruit juice or prosecco, or you can even add an additional sweetener like simple syrup or honey.

For a less sweet spritzer, add more club soda or Aperol, or even some additional fresh lemon juice to add tartness.

Is a Spring Spritzer Cocktail Suitable for Brunch?

Yes, a spring spritzer cocktail is perfect for brunch due to its light and refreshing nature. It pairs well with a variety of brunch foods like salads, light appetizers, and seafood.

It’s also great for Easter, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day (use red juices), bridal showers, and other special occasions.

Spritzer Recipe Pro Tips

  • This drink is fairly strong as written so feel free to reduce the amount of alcohol, or add more club soda as desired to dilute it further for your personal preferences
  • If you have time, freeze some berries and use those in lieu of some or all of the ice for a cooling method that doesn’t dilute your drink
two spring spritzer cocktails with fresh fruit and lemon slices on the rim

Storage and Serving Tips For Spritzers

  • Due to the carbonated elements and ice, spritzer cocktails are best served fresh. However, you can mix the fruit juice, vodka, and Aperol together a day in advance and store in a pitcher in the refrigerator. Add ice, fresh fruit, and carbonated items just before serving
  • A spritzer is usually served in a wine glass. However, you can use lowball rocks-style glasses, mason jars, or even a pint glass!

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Final Thoughts

This easy spring spritzer feels light and bubbly, but it’s also refreshing and bursting with berry and lemon flavors! It’s not complicated at all to make, taking just a few minutes to put together, so it’s great for entertaining.

You can serve a spritzer for Mother’s Day, Easter, Valentine’s Day, or a bridal shower, and it’s so simple you don’t have to stress at all.

In fact, you can swap up the ingredients for different fruit juices, alcohols, and more to create your own customized spritzer! There’s really no wrong way to enjoy this spring-inspired spritz.

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Easy Spring Spritzer Cocktail

A spring spritzer cocktail is a combination of fruit juice, liquor, and carbonated elements. This version features mixed berry with citron vodka, prosecco, and club soda for a refreshing sip!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 594 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces citron vodka
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 3 ounces mixed berry juice
  • 2 ounces prosecco
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • In a wine glass (or similar) combine the vodka, Aperol, and fruit juice, and mix to combine
    2 ounces citron vodka, 1 ounce Aperol, 3 ounces mixed berry juice
  • Fill the glass with ice (or frozen fruit, if preferred)
    ice cubes
  • Top with the club soda and prosecco
    2 ounces prosecco, 1 ounce club soda
  • Garnish with a lemon slice if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can also use plain or another lemon or berry-flavored vodka, depending on preferences and availability
  • The Aperol helps to cut sweetness and add a bitter element to it. You can reduce or omit it to taste. You may also substitute Campari or another similar aperitif
  • Any mixed berry juice is fine. I have a blueberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blackberry blend, but you can use any kind you like!
  • The prosecco and club soda are of course both sparkling elements, but you can tweak your sweetness levels here. Add more prosecco for a more sweet version, or use more club soda for a less sweet version
  • This drink is fairly strong as written so feel free to reduce the amount of alcohol, or add more club soda as desired to dilute it further for your personal preferences
  • If you have time, freeze some berries and use those in lieu of some or all of the ice for a cooling method that doesn’t dilute your drink
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand and flavor of ingredients, any garnishes added, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 380.6gCalories: 594kcalCarbohydrates: 99.1gSodium: 53mgPotassium: 2mgSugar: 81gCalcium: 62mgIron: 2mg
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