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White Wine Spritzer Recipe for the 4th of July or Memorial Day

 Get ready to celebrate Independence Day in style with a refreshing twist on a classic summer drink recipe! This red white and blue white wine spritzer is the ideal companion for summer picnics, barbecues, and outdoor parties.

As fireworks light up the night sky and friends gather for the festivities, this easy-to-make drink is sure to add a patriotic flare to your menu.

This is the perfect 4th of July drink and also great for Memorial Day, but crisp white wine, fizzy Spite, and fresh fruit colors will delight your friends all summer long!

Keep reading to find out how easy it is to make this patriotic drink.

White wine spritzers in glasses near patriotic table decor.

What is a wine spritzer?

A wine spritzer is a light and refreshing alcoholic beverage made by combining white wine with something fizzy – often carbonated water or soda water. It is usually served over ice with a slice of citrus, such as lemon or lime, for added flavor and garnish.

The result is a fizzy and effervescent drink that is perfect for hot summer days or as a low-alcohol option for casual gatherings.

Today, we will turn a normal white wine spritzer into a patriotic drink by adding some fresh blueberries, and raspberries. We’ll give it even more pizzazz by adding some apple and watermelon star garnishes.

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Bottles of white wine, and Sprite with raspberries, blueberries, apple stars, watermelon stars and a patriotic napkin.

Making our red, white, and blue wine spritzer

One of the things that I like best about this drink recipe is how easy it is to prepare. The entire drink is made in a serving pitcher with just a few ingredients:

  • 1 cup of watermelon stars (two slices from a round watermelon)
  • 1/2 cup of apple stars (about one apple)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 1 bottle of chilled dry wine, such as Chardonnay, Fumé Blanc, or Chenin Blanc
  • 1 liter of Sprite – either regular or diet Sprite works fine


Start by making your star garnishes. I used crisp Granny Smith apples, fresh watermelons, and cute little star cookie cutters.

Cut your watermelon into 1/4 inch slices and use a 1 1/4 inch cookie cutter to cut watermelon stars. Do the same with your Granny Smith apples, but cut those with a 1-inch cookie cutter.

A slash of lemon juice will keep the apple stars from going brown.

Apples and watermelon slices cut into stars on a wooden cutting board.

Place your fruit stars along with the raspberries and blueberries in the bottom of a 1-gallon pitcher. So much red, white and blue!

Add the chilled white wine and Sprite and gently mix to combine everything.

Large picture with fruit and wine in it near a 4th of July napkin.

The drink is best if you keep it chilled in the fridge until you are ready to serve it. That’s all there is to this easy and fun summer white wine spritzer recipe!

At serving time, pour into highball glasses over ice with a few pieces of fruit in each serving. Colorful red, white, and blue straws add to the patriotic effect.

White wine spritzers with fruit near a pitcher and 4th of July napkin.

This spritzer is fruity and crisp and the Sprite cuts down the alcohol which makes it perfect for all-day sipping! I love that I will have a red, white, and blue theme to my drinks table naturally instead of adding food dyes to the recipe.

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Yield: 8 servings

White Wine Spritzer Recipe for the 4th of July or Memorial Day

White Wine Spritzer Recipe for the 4th of July or Memorial Day

This patriotic white wine spritzer recipe is easy to make and fits perfectly into your Memorial Day or 4th of July gathering.

It is a natural way to add a red, white, and blue look to your party drinks table without having to use food dyes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup of watermelon, cut into stars
  • 1/2 cup of Granny Smith apples, cut into stars
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 1 bottle of chilled dry wine, such as Chardonnay, Fumé Blanc, or Chenin Blanc
  • 1 liter of Diet Sprite
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice


  1. Cut the watermelon into 1/4 inch slices and cut out stars with a 1 1/4 inch star-shaped cookie cutter.
  2. Do the same with Granny Smith Apples, using a 1-inch star-shaped cookie cutter. Sprinkle the apple stars with lemon juice to keep them from going brown.
  3. Place the fruit stars along with the blueberries and raspberries in the bottom of a 1-gallon pitcher.
  4. Pour in the chilled wine and diet sprite. Mix well.
  5. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
  6. Place ice in highball glasses and pour the white wine spritzer over the ice. Be sure each drink gets some of the fruit.


I used Diet Sprite but normal Sprite works fine, too.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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