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

Definition of spritzer

: a beverage of usually white wine and soda water

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Consider this for sparkling cocktails, spritzers or just a fun aperitif. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "At $20, this aromatic Chilean red blend is actually a massive bargain," 6 Sep. 2019 Attendees mingled over flutes of Veuve Clicquot and lime-seltzer spritzers before taking their seats at the picturesque tablescapes. Vogue, "Diane von Furstenberg Hosted a Downtown Power Lunch for Women Entrepreneurs," 6 Sep. 2019 The restaurant also offers spritzers, cocktails and wine. Ava Garcia, azcentral, "Brat Haus in uptown Phoenix is a new neighborhood spot for games, beer and giant pretzels," 12 July 2019 Guests nibbled on an assortment of delicacies, including pea burgers with goat cheese and lobster tacos, and sipped rhubarb spritzers, wine and Champagne. Alix Strauss, New York Times, "For a ‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer, a Permanent Musical Guest," 28 June 2019 Menu items include quinoa onion rings, squash tacos and kombucha Prosecco spritzers. Hadley Tomicki, latimes.com, "Tacos 1986 opens in DTLA; Goat Mafia drops in on Echo Park," 24 June 2019 New York and San Diego are loving the trendy Aperol spritz (as is Drake, apparently), but San Francisco and Portland are all about the Negroni, and the spiked spritzer reigns supreme in Boston, Philly, and Charlotte. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "These Are the Most Popular Summer Cocktails In Every Major City," 21 June 2019 The new space will feature spritzers and a highball tour from The Rookery’s large college of whiskeys from around the world. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Dirty Root brings customizable, nutrient-dense bowls to West Loop, plus more restaurant news," 21 June 2019 All-you-can-drink: $19.99 includes mimosas, Bloody Marys, champagne, rum punch, premium beer and wine on tap, strawberry mint spritzers. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Best Las Vegas buffets: 22 all-you-can-eat restaurants on the Strip," 7 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of spritzer

: a drink made of wine mixed with soda water

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