Summer Strawberry Spritzer

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The only thing that excites me more than a sunny summer day is enjoying it on the patio with a tasty beverage in my hand. Usually, that beverage is this Summer Strawberry Spritzer. It’s bubbly, refreshing, and full of fresh strawberries and mint. The perfect summer sip.

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What is a spritzer?

A spritzer is traditionally a tall chilled drink made with white wine and carbonated water. It’s light and fizzy and is said to have originated from Austria. Over the years mixologists have started shaking up different variations to include fresh fruits and other spirits, which is what I’ve done in this recipe. I also deviate from the traditional spritzer by eliminating the wine and adding in some fresh berries, lime wheels, and mint. If the mood strikes, feel free to try it with a shot of your favorite rum.

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What do I need to make this spritzer?

To make this you’ll need:

  • Strawberries – to add flavor and natural sweetness
  • Lime – to add a bit of tartness
  • Fresh Mint – for that bright, refreshing flavor of summer
  • Mineral water – for bubbles

If you plan on using rum, you’ll need about 2 ounces of that too.

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Frequently asked questions

Do spritzers have alcohol?

A traditional spritzer is made with white wine, but canned variations with spirits like vodka and rum are becoming more popular. You can also make a spritzer nonalcoholic as I’ve done here.

What’s the difference between a spritz and a spritzer?

A spritzer is traditionally made with white wine and soda water, while a spritz is made using sparkling wine, soda water, and bitters.

Can I use seltzer instead of mineral water?

Yes, seltzer will work great in the recipe.

Can I use frozen strawberries in this spritzer?

You can use frozen strawberries if you thaw them first. I prefer to use fresh very ripe strawberries because they release all of their sweet juices in to the drink.

Can I substitute the rum in this spritzer?

If you’d like to make this an alcoholic beverage, I’ve tested this with rum, vodka, and tequila and they were all delicious.

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Did you make this strawberry spritzer recipe?

Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and rate the recipe.

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5 from 1 vote

Summer Strawberry Spritzer

Refreshing, tasty, bubbly, and simple to make. Perfect for sipping on those warm summer nights. Enjoy it with or without alcohol.
Servings 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 3 large strawberries
  • 4 lime wheels⁠⁠
  • 5 mint leaves⁠⁠
  • 1 additional sprig of mint⁠⁠
  • 12 ounces mineral water or seltzer
  • ice⁠⁠
  • 2 ounces rum optional, if you want to make it boozy


  • Add the strawberries, mint leaves, and lime slices to a tall cocktail glass.
  • Muddle the fruit and mint gently to break them up just a bit and release some of the juices and oils.
  • Fill with ice cubes and pour your mineral in. Add in your rum if you're using it.
  • Give it a gentle stir and garnish with your mint sprig.
  • Sip and enjoy!


*Nutrition information provided with this recipe does not include rum. 2 ounces of rum will add about 128 calories.
Calories: 36kcal
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Austrian
Keyword: cocktail, mocktail, strawberry spritzer, summer drinks


Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg
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