spritz·​er ˈsprit-sər How to pronounce spritzer (audio)
: a beverage of usually white wine and soda water

Examples of spritzer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of lemons and limes, our version is a yuzu-persimmon spritzer, which is basically the same! Nate Odenkirk, The New Yorker, 23 Jan. 2024 Yuzu Spritzer Yuzu brightens this refreshing spritzer, which also has notes of rosemary and bay. Julie Giuffrida, Los Angeles Times, 7 Jan. 2024 On Instagram, Lopez recently posted a video of herself preparing a Thanksgiving cocktail with a drink from her spritzer brand, Delola, of course. Melanie Paukner, Glamour, 23 Nov. 2023 The resulting red wine spritzer gives a nod to ginger’s prominence in holiday recipes and pays tribute to Rudolph, without being too on the nose. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Nov. 2023 Though temps weren’t as high as in previous years, Hoxie spritzers helped cool down the spicier dishes, while cocktail lovers enjoyed Thunderbolt’s watermelon margaritas and oenophiles sampled wines from Wavy Wines, Holus Bolus, Hitching Post and many more. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 26 Sep. 2023 From mojitos and margaritas to sangria and spritzers, there are many delicious beverage options (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for porch sitting, pool parties, and backyard barbecues. Karen Schroeder-Rankin, Southern Living, 1 Aug. 2023 Drinks include matcha lattes, barako cold brew with pandan cheese foam and guava lime spritzers. Mrussell, oregonlive, 14 July 2023 Some low-proof options are made using wine or aperitifs—think a spritzer, or the famous Negroni Sbagliato (with prosecco in it). Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Aug. 2023

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Word History


German, from spritzen

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spritzer was in 1953

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“Spritzer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spritzer. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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