The 80s Are Back, But Not Boring With This Cucumber Mint White Wine Spritzer Recipe

A white wine spritzer: The height of 1980s sophistication. Whether it was Dallas or Falcon Crest, the chicest of the chic let down their sprayed hair onto well-padded shoulders with a spritzer. And did that make an impression on me. Alas, I learned the truth when I came of drinking age: white wine spritzers are kind of boring. So we made them amazing. Mine are so dangerously delicious you might let someone talk you into getting a perm.

Clinton Kelly Cucumber Mint Spritz

Cucumber Mint Wine Spritzer

  • 1 cucumber, cut into wheels
  • 1 c dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 12 mint leaves, plus sprigs to garnish
  • ¼ c lime juice
  • ¼ c simple syrup
  • seltzer or club soda
  • ice

In a cocktail shaker, muddle half of the cucumber with the mint and lime juice. Add the simple syrup and fill with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds, then divide mixture into 4 wine glasses. Divide wine between glasses, top with seltzer and garnish with mint sprigs and extra wheels of cucumber.


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