Ride Out the Heatwave With WINE SPRITZERS

Since a sudden heatwave has come over NYC and across the country, ride it out and cool off with these refreshing wine spritzer recipes from the Food Network Stars!

White Wine Spritzer
By: Giada De Laurentiis

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 2 small oranges, zested (or 1 large orange, zested)
  • 1 bottle Pinot Grigio wine
  • 3 cups sparkling water

Directions
In a small bowl, toss the citrus zests together. Divide the zest mixture among an empty ice cube tray, top with water and freeze for 3 to 5 hours.
In a large pitcher, combine the wine with the sparkling water and the citrus zest ice cubes. Stir and serve.

Red Wine Spritzer
By: Rachel Ray

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pint blackberries
  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • 1 bottle, 750 ml, dry red Italian table wine
  • 1 quart sparkling water or seltzer, chilled

Directions
Fill the bottom of large wine glasses with a mixture of the berries. Pour wine in to cover and let stand 10 minutes. Top glasses with seltzer when you are ready to serve.

Fragrant Wine Spritzer
By: Rachel Ray

Ingredients

  • 1 package edible flowers
  • 2 plums, pitted and chopped
  • 1 green apple, chopped
  • 1 bottle French rose wine from Provence region, chilled (inexpensive in range and widely available at many wine shops)
  • 1 small bottle, 16 ounces, citrus flavored sparkling water

Directions
Add flowers and fruit to large wine glasses. Pour wine over flowers and fruit. Add a splash of seltzer water to each glass and serve.

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