Cocktails, Summer, Valentine's Day

Easy Rose Spritzer Recipe – A Refreshing Wine Cocktail

Looking for the perfect pink cocktail? Try this refreshing rose spritzer! It’s made with rosé wine, gin, strawberry syrup, and soda.

Spritzers are delicious and refreshing cocktails. They are perfect for casual parties or enjoying outside in the summer. Spritzers are fun to customize with various types of wine, liquors, and flavors.

This rosé wine spritzer cocktail is made with rosé wine, gin, strawberry, and soda water. It’s pink, which makes it a fun drink option for bridal showers, birthdays, girls’ nights, or Valentine’s Day.

Rose spritzer in a stemless wine glass with a pink sugar rim surrounded by strawberries.

This strawberry rosé spritzer is also the perfect summer drink. It’s a refreshing drink during the summer months.

What is a Rose Spritzer?

A spritzer is a cocktail that traditionally combines wine or liquor with carbonated water or club soda. Spritzers are served in a tall glass over ice. They are generally considered light and refreshing. Flavored syrups or flavored sparkling water is sometimes used to enhance the flavor of the cocktail.

This spritzer cocktail is made with rosé wine, gin, strawberry simple syrup, and seltzer. The sweetness of the strawberry syrup complements the mildly bitter taste of the gin. To avoid the cocktail being too sweet, use a dry rosé instead of a sweeter rosé. Dry wine contains little to no sugar, which is perfect in this sweet rose wine spritzer.

How to Choose a Dry Rose

Rosé wines come in a variety of flavors and levels of sweetness. Sometimes it may be difficult to determine whether a bottle of rosé is sweet or dry. Especially when trying something new. Always check the bottle of wine for a description of the flavors. Look for the words dry or crisp on the label. This rose sweetness chart is also helpful when looking for a specific flavor of rose.

Personally, Dark Horse is my rose of choice for cocktails. It is dry and crisp, with a bit of tartness as well. It’s perfect for mixing in cocktails, like frose. And it isn’t an expensive rosé, which makes it perfect for a cocktail.

Ingredients for a Rose Spritzer

  • Rosé wine – This pink wine is a combination of white and red wine. It has some of the color from grape skins, but not enough to qualify as a red wine.
  • Gin – A delicious spirit with a strong botanical flavor. It’s the perfect spirit to pair with fresh fruit or fruity liqueurs.
  • Strawberry Syrup – Use fresh strawberries to create a flavorful syrup that adds color and sweetness to this cocktail.
  • Seltzer – Add a little fizz to this spritzer with seltzer water, soda, or tonic water. I prefer using seltzer because I always have it on hand.
Rose spritzer in a stemless wine glass with a pink sugar rim surrounded by strawberries.

Homemade Strawberry Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is one of the best ingredients for adding sweetness to a cocktail. Flavored syrups add both sweetness and additional flavor. This strawberry simple syrup adds a fruity flavor to this simple rosé spritzer.

  • Add 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of frozen strawberries to a small saucepan.
  • Heat the saucepan on medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes. The liquid should be red and the strawberries soft like a compote.
  • Strain the syrup into a jar using a mesh strainer.
  • Allow the syrup to cool in the refrigerator. Cool it completely before adding it to cocktails. This strawberry simple syrup lasts about 2 weeks in the refrigerator!

How to Add A Pink Sprinkle Rim

Sugaring the rim of a cocktail glass enhances the flavor of the cocktail. Plus, it adds a special visual touch to the drink as well. For this pink cocktail, I added a pink sprinkle rim.

Rose spritzer in a stemless wine glass with a pink sugar rim.
What You Need
  • 2 shallow dishes larger than the rim of your glass
  • Strawberry syrup
  • Pink sprinkles

Fill one shallow dish with pink sprinkles, about 1/2 a centimeter deep. Fill the other with strawberry simple syrup. Just enough to cover the bottom of the dish.

Dip the cocktail glass upside down into the syrup. The syrup gives the sprinkles something to stick to. Then place the glass upside down into the dish with the sprinkles.

The result is a lovely pink sprinkle rim. It’s the perfect garnish for a pretty pink cocktail!

This Spritzer Pairs Well With:

Rose spritzer in a stemless wine glass with a pink sugar rim surrounded by strawberries.

How to Make a Rose Spritzer

This rose spritzer is a simple cocktail recipe. It combines the taste of fresh berries with a bit of bubbles and rose wine. If you are a fan of rosé then you will love this perfect cocktail.

Step One – First, add a pink sprinkle rim to the wine glasses. Be sure to sugar the rims of the glass before adding the cocktail. Then fill the glass halfway with ice. 

Step Two – Add gin, rose, and strawberry syrup to the glass.  

Step Three – Top off the cocktail with sparkling water or seltzer. Use a straw to stir and combine the cocktail.

Garnish with a strawberry on the rim of the glass or a few strawberry slices in the cocktail. But the cocktail looks beautiful with just a pink sugar rim!

Can I Make this Spritzer in Advance?

A portion of this rose spritzer may be made in advance. Combine rose, gin, and strawberry simple syrup. Keep the mixture chilled until ready to serve. Then add ice and seltzer to finish off the cocktail. If you add the seltzer too early, it will go flat. Or the ice will melt. Both instances change the flavor of the cocktail.

Make This Cocktail in Bulk

Want to make rose spritzers for a group? Try making a pitcher of rosé spritzers. Multiply the ingredients by the number of cocktails you need to make. Combine the gin, rosé, and strawberry syrup in a pitcher. Pour the base in glasses over ice until about half-full, then top with seltzer.

This delicious rosé cocktail recipe is one of my favorite summer cocktails. It’s a fun way to dress up a glass of rose. It’s also the perfect drink for Valentine’s Day, or a girls’ night because of the fun pink color.

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Rose Spritzer

Looking for the perfect pink cocktail? Try this refreshing rose spritzer! It's made with rose wine, gin, strawberry syrup, and soda.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Drinks & Smoothies
Servings 1 person

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz gin
  • 4 oz rose wine
  • 1 oz strawberry simple syrup
  • seltzer
  • ice
  • pink sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Add ice to a wine or cocktail glass with a pink sprinkle rim.
  • Pour 2 oz gin, 4 oz of rose wine, and 1 oz of strawberry simple syrup over the ice.
  • Top glass off with seltzer.
  • Stir with a straw to combine.

Add a Pink Sprinkle Rim

  • Fill a shallow dish with pink sprinkles, about 1/2 a centimeter deep.
  • Fill the other with strawberry simple syrup. Just enough to cover the bottom of the dish.
  • Dip the cocktail glass upside down into the syrup. Then place the glass into the sprinkles.
Keyword cocktail, wine cocktail

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