4 Refreshing Summer Spritzer Recipes

June 18, 2014

4 Refreshing Spritzer Recipes

As the weather (finally) warms up here on the East Coast, I find myself craving beverages that are cold and bubbly. Instead of reaching for an ice cold beer after my run, which leaves me bloated and tired, I’ve created a few delicious beverage recipes that leave me both satisfied and refreshed. All of these homemade infusions use fresh herbs, fruit, and bubbly seltzer water, that satiate the urge for something carbonated and hydrate your body.

Summer Spritzer Recipes 4 ways

Watermelon Cooler


– 12 oz. plain seltzer

– 1 c. blended watermelon

– 1 tbsp. chopped mint

– 1 teaspoon agave nectar

4 Refreshing Spritzer Recipes - Rosemary Grapefruit

Grapefruit and Rosemary


12 oz. plain seltzer

– 4 tbsp. grapefruit juice

– 1 tbsp. chopped rosemary

– 1 tsp. agave nectar

Lemon, Cucumber, and Mint


– 12 oz. plain seltzer

– 3 tbsp. lemon juice

– 4 large cucumber slices (plus more for a garnish)

– 1 tbsp. chopped mint

– 1 tbsp. agave nectar

Cantaloupe and Basil


– 12 oz. plain seltzer

– 1 tbsp. chopped basil leaves

– 1 cup cubed cantaloupe (seeds removed)

– 1 tsp. agave nectar

– Squeeze of lime

Directions for all recipes:

In a small bowl, combine the agave nectar, juice/ fruit, and herbs. Muddle until the herbs are completely crushed. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve or through a layer of cheesecloth into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with seltzer and garnish if desired. Enjoy with plenty of sunshine!

All of these recipes can easily be made in larger batches for entertaining. Simply follow the directions up until the addition of seltzer, chill fruit/ herb mixture until guests arrive, and add seltzer last minute! These beverages will sure to be a hit at your next gathering or served as an alternative to cocktails.

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Photo: Karina Alexander

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