spritz·​er | \ ˈsprit-sər How to pronounce spritzer (audio) , ˈshprit- \

Definition of spritzer

: a beverage of usually white wine and soda water

Examples of spritzer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This time, the industry is calling the wine-and-soda water combo a wine spritzer and putting the drinks in sleek aluminum cans. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 June 2021 Smoke the ribs for 2 hours, spraying every 20 minutes with a few sprays of the spritzer. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Sep. 2021 After 2 hours, glaze both sides of the ribs with the Texas-Style BBQ Rib Sauce and spray again with the spritzer. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Sep. 2021 While recipe books and mixology websites might define a wine cooler as a blend of wine and fruit juice (or sweetened soda), there’s no legal definition, so brands are able to self-identify as a cooler, a spritzer, a spritz, a sangria and beyond. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2021 Made of 85% Zibibbo and 15% Syrah, this is a dry but with a sweeter ripe fruit profile that makes this a good candidate for a spritzer. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 28 Aug. 2021 Waterfront areas clocked in at a comfortable 75 degrees — Beaujolais spritzer weather. Washington Post, 5 July 2021 Whether a clamshell plastic container, mini vessel, or a tiny perfume spritzer, these items are simply too small for the current waste system to sort and recycle. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, 28 June 2021 San Francisco’s Usual Wines, which just launched its second canned wine spritzer flavor, has noticed this firsthand. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 June 2021

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First Known Use of spritzer

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spritzer

German, from spritzen

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23 Nov 2021

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“Spritzer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spritzer. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of spritzer

: a drink made of wine mixed with soda water


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