[1] A lower-calorie green spritzer from My Recipes. My Recipes is part of the Allrecipes Food Group (photo © copyright 2021 Meredith Corporation).


[2] Tint it green with a few drops of food color. We like to tint vanilla ice cream green for St. Pat’s (photo © McCormick).


[3] Use plain sparkling water or club soda; or a lime-flavored version (photo © Perrier).

 

Thanks to My Recipes for this lower-calorie way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

While often called a spritzer in the U.S., the drink is actually a spritz.

We first started to drink them in college, when bartenders and waiters called them spritzers.

Either way is fine with us. Just don’t ask for a spritzer in Europe.

This spritz, which is half white wine, half club soda, has only 92 calories of wine. The club soda is a caloric freebie, as is the squeeze of lime.

For Christmas, you can serve the same drink with a strawberry garnish.
 
 
RECIPE: GREEN SPRITZ (SPRITZER) FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Ingredients For A Glass Or Pitcher

  • Green food coloring
  • 1 750ml bottle dry white wine, chilled
  • 1 liter club soda, plain or lime flavor
  • Optional garnish: 1 lime wedge per glass
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    Preparation

    1. PLACE 1 drop of green food coloring into each wine glasses, or 8 drops for a pitcher.

    2. ADD four ounces of chilled white wine to a glass, or the entire bottle for a pitcher.

    3. TOP with four ounces of chilled club soda for a glass, or the entire bottle for a pitcher.

    4. STIR very lightly (you don’t want to break the bubbles). Garnish as desired.
     
     
    > WINE SPRITZ – SPRITZER HISTORY
     
    > CLUB SODA HISTORY
     
    > THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLUB SODA, SELTZER & THE OTHER FIZZY WATERS
     
    MORE TO DRINK: IRISH-THEMED BEER & COCKTAILS

  • Absinthe, The “Green Beast”
  • Appletini
  • Caraway Stout Cocktail With Caraway Cheese Spread
  • Champagne & Oysters
  • Emerald Isle With Pressed Green Juice
  • Green Beer With Irish Spuds & Green Dip
  • Green Bloody Mary
  • Irish Beer & Cheese Party
  • Irish Coffee Shots
  • Irish Margarita
  • Peppermint Paddy Martini
  • Pot O’ Goldtini
  • Red Ale, Stout & Food Pairings
  • The Shamrocker (Bright Green)
  • The White Irishman (A White Russian Variation)
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