Tuesday, May 30, 2006

What I'm Drinking: White Wine Spritzers

There is another beverage I'd like to add to our pantheon of warm weather faves: the white wine spritzer. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Mr. Lala, isn't that a girlie drink?" This is a common misconception, so let me set the record straight. White wine spritzers are not girlie. They're Euro (there's a distinction, if a subtle one). And they're delicious.

Fill a tall glass with ice, pour two-thirds full of dry white wine, top off with soda water, squeeze in a wedge of lemon or lime, daintily extend your pinky, and sip away. You'll love it. I promise.


  1. Anonymous3:06 PM

    Yes. Not ladyish, not ladyish at all.
    I suppose collecting demitasses is also, ahem, Euro...
    Where will it all end? With people being judged by the content of their character? Jeez.

  2. Anonymous7:53 PM

    Sounds like a must in honor of my big 2-1 next week!

  3. Ah, congrats on your first legal drunkery, and best birthday wishes more generally!

  4. Anonymous1:11 AM

    Please emphasize that all the ingredients must be cold. Very cold. Otherwise, you're Euro.

  5. Anonymous6:03 AM

    wats wrong in been EURO!? bloody U.S.A carnt think where to start on what's wrong with u guys!!!

  6. Hey, watch it, buddy. Don't make me invade you.

  7. Anonymous5:31 PM

    I'm working on a story about sangrias, wine coolers and wine spritzers =
    for the Chicago Tribune and laughed out loud at your posting re: =
    spritzers being, um, Euro.
    My question is...are there places you wouldn't order a spritzer? why do =
    you think spritzers work so well in the heat?
    Is sangria Euro? Are coolers trash?
    I hope you'll reply, although I would need your real name and locale =
    (I'm assuming NOLA) in order to quote you....and i'd like to quote that =
    line from your blog too.
    are you in the drink industry? a journalist? a what?
    please let me know,

    Bill Daley
    Food and Wine Reporter
    Chicago Tribune
    435 N. Michigan Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60611
    fax: 312-755-0212