A lower-calorie green spritzer from My Recipes. My Recipes is part of the Allrecipes Food Group (photo © copyright 2021 Meredith Corporation).
 Tint it green with a few drops of food color. We like to tint vanilla ice cream green for St. Pat’s (photo © McCormick).
 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
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.
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