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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Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

This photo was taken the day my mom brought me back to the US from Panama, where I was born. She had jet-black hair and a tan, whereas I was basically translucent, with white hair and big blue eyes. Security guards stopped her in the airport because they thought she was smuggling someone else’s baby out of the country. So, I guess it’s time for everyone to come clean. I was indeed stolen. I am actually a Norwegian prince. Where’s my 👑, Terri?!?! Where. Is. My. #%^*ing. 👑?!? 🤪 Happy Mother’s Day!!! I love you. Sorry I’m so weird. ❤️

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