The BEST Red Wine Spritzer

The Best Red Wine Spritzer

This Red Wine Spritzer is just 98 calories, comes with lots of optional add-ins, and can be made in less than 5 minutes!

Plus, we’ve given you tips on what wine to buy (and even supplied you with a killer deal on a great bottle!)

The Best Red Wine Spritzer

This yummy red wine cocktail is a great way to enjoy red wine on a hot day. And to spread out the calories so you can have a BIG drink, instead of a small glass of wine.

If you buy a red wine you don’t like, try making this spritzer with it to dull the flavors. We think you’ll love this red wine spritzer recipe so much you’ll start buying red wine just to make it more often!

This Red Wine Spritzer is just 98 calories! Plus it’s low sugar and takes only 3 minutes to make!

The Best Red Wine Spritzer

We’ve supplied you with everything you’ll need to make the best red wine sprits below.

From a shopping list (with links to add to your shopping cart), to a printable recipe card. You’ll find optional add-ins for red wine cocktails, a nutrition label, and even a guide to finding the best red wine for cocktails below.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this wine spritzer red recipe to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list and wine guide for our low calorie red wine cocktail recipe…

Red Wine Spritzer Recipe Ingredients

When we first started this website, I was a full time Food and Wine writer and a wine reviewer in the California Wine Region! So you can say I know a thing about wine.

Here’s a few tips to help you pick out the best red wine for cocktails…

Tips for Buying Red Wine for Cocktails:

  • Choose light or medium bodied wines (Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese)
  • When it doubt, get a red table blend. The wine makers blend different varietals of red wine to balance them perfectly.
  • Look for a $12-$15 price point for cocktails (save the $25 for your anniversary)
The Best Red Wine Spritzer

Shopping List for Red Wine Spritz Recipe:

Optional Add-Ins:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this low calorie recipe for red wine spritzer you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this cocktail red wine drink can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make a red wine spritzer…

How to Make a Red Wine Spritzer

Making a red wine spritzer is a great refreshing way to enjoy red wine on a hot day. It’s also a great way to have a bigger cocktail, for less calories.

And if people look down at you for adding ice to your wine, stick your nose up at them as correct them with “It’s a Spritzer”.

The Best Red Wine Spritzer

How to Make a Red Wine Spritzer Drink:

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Add the red wine, top with soda water and stir gently.
  3. Garnish with orange slice and serve.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for out best red wine spritzer recipes…

The Best Red Wine Spritzer

These red wine mixed drinks are light and refreshing, and so easy to make.

In the sections above we have given you tips on what wine to buy for red wine spritzers recipes… so if you clicked “jump to recipe” scroll back up for help choosing a great bottle (or just click the link below, we choose one for you).

The Best Red Wine Spritzer

The BEST Red Wine Spritzer

Lose Weight By Eating
This red wine spritzer is just 98 calories and so easy to make!
You can use your favorite red wine, we like a medium-bodied red wine, and a red wine table blend is great if you're unsure what to choose.
We've added in some optional add ins, but we think this red wine spritz is perfect as is.
Special Tip: When picking a good red wine, look for a price point to $12-$15. Anything less might not have a great taste… and look out for sales.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course cocktails
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1 drink
Calories 98 kcal


Optional Add-Ins:


  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Add the red wine, top with soda water and stir gently.
  • Garnish with orange slice and serve.



Serving: 1cupCalories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 3.2gProtein: 0.1gFat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 0gSugar: 0.9gCalcium: 9mgIron: 0mg
Keyword cocktails, wine
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Nutrition and Calories in Red Wine Spritzers

The nutrition below is based off one cocktail, equal to 1 cup of liquid. The full recipe above is for just one red wine cocktail.

We do not recommend getting low sugar red wine for this recipe, but if that is important to you by all means go for it. It just might be a more bitter drink.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is our goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

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