Truth be told, when entertaining in our home, I usually start with bubbly or wine for our guests. And if the hubby was left to the task, he’d simply crack open some bottles of ice cold beer. The idea of having to shake up an interesting beverage on top of planning, cooking and serving a meal, is a step that I’d gladly skip. However, with the stifling Singapore humidity, red wine is often too heavy. And beer tends to leave me feeling bloated (of course, I’m speaking purely from a lady’s perspective – this doesn’t seem to apply to blokes).
I love this wine spritzer because it takes practically zero effort to make, consists of a couple of simple ingredients, and can hardly even be considered a recipe. It tastes light and refreshing, and packs only half the alcohol punch per serve (so I can have twice the number of drinks before I meet my quota). It also goes splendidly with most party nibbles (I’m thinking crackling, smoked salmon blinis, salt and vinegar crisps, bar nuts, bruschetta, prawn cocktail, samosas… oh yum!). Here’s to a joyous and greedy Thanksgiving and Christmas! Cheers!
White wine spritzer
75ml cold white wine (I prefer Sauvignon Blanc, but you can use any wine you like)
75ml cold soda water/ tonic
1 tsp (5ml) lemon juice (optional)
Stir everything together in a beautiful large pitcher, and serve.