When the weather is hot, no cocktail is more refreshing than a wine spritzer. It’s a wonderful option to serve a larger party of guests, or an easy option for a single drink after a long day. While this recipe yields one beverage, it’s very simple to scale up. Simply use the ratio of 3 parts wine to 1 part club soda, and combine the ingredients in a large pitcher filled with ice! It doesn’t get any easier.

Things You’ll Need

3 ounces fruity white wine, chilled (recommended: Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling)
1 ounce club soda, chilled
1 fresh citrus wedge (lemon, lime or orange)
Optional: 1 to 2 leaves fresh mint

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
This is such a simple spring/summer drink, and you don’t need to get fancy. A fruity wine with citrus notes will work best. Something sweet but not cloying. New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs are always a safe bet.

Step 2: Combine the Ingredients
In a large glass, combine the wine, club soda, ice, citrus, and 1 to 2 leaves fresh mint, if using. Serve immediately.