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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There are lots of perks to the service, like a larger spritzer size than some other perfume subscription boxes and complimentary new cases each quarter. Kaitlin Marks, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2023 This crowd-pleasing spritzer has no alcohol, but is full of bright, tangy flavor and fun. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appétit, 25 Oct. 2022 This spritzer gets bonus points for its delightfully tropical scent, which contains notes of passionfruit and mango. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 14 Oct. 2022 Think of that 60 percent ABV spritzer as an early morning clifftop seaside walk in a bottle. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 18 Dec. 2021 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 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Spritzer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spritzer. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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