Sparkling, fruity, and refreshing, a rosé spritzer is an exceptional cocktail, fortified with vodka and fresh raspberries!

Overhead view of a light pink cocktail, raspberries scattered around.

With fresh raspberries and raspberry jam, this rosé spritzer stands well above the usual, rather ho-hum, combination of wine and club soda. And with a shot of vodka added to the mix, you’ll find that this spritzer is truly a cocktail, and a memorable one at that!

Lots of recipes for wine spritzers have only two ingredients: an inexpensive wine and a carbonated mixer of some sort. Quite honestly, I’m not sure why you’d need a recipe for that. Just pour the two into a glass over ice and there you have it. 

I think you can even buy canned wine spritzers or wine coolers. I’m not sure, do they sell wine coolers any more? They used to be a big seller but maybe everyone caught on that it was much cheaper and better to make your own. I did a Google search for “wine coolers” and all of the hits showed refrigerators for cooling wine, taking the search phrase a bit literally, I guess.

Anyway, I digress. If you’re searching for a cocktail recipe that’s exciting, beautiful to behold, and oh so delicious, try this rosé spritzer. It’s not just a summertime patio kind of drink although it would be perfect for that, too. The addition of vodka and fresh raspberries elevate it to true cocktail status. And it’s so, so good!

Two pink drinks, with raspberries and fresh mint scattered around.

Serving Suggestions

Serve rosé spritzers with a little something to nibble on, like oil roasted almonds, candied bacon, or beet bruschetta with orange tarragon goat cheese.

Or, if you’re serving it to your Valentine, this raspberry cheesecake yogurt dip or raspberry chipotle candied pecans would be perfect.

If you want a super easy and very impressive dessert to serve to your valentine, try this no bake chocolate tart.

About this recipe:

You can easily whip up this cocktail in five minutes. You won’t need a blender or anything fancy.

Here’s the basic how-to’s for this elegant looking cocktail: Muddle raspberries, raspberry jam, and mint leaves in a small bowl, jar, or cocktail shaker. If you have a muddler, great! If you don’t, simply use the end of a wooden spoon.

Two images, syrup being poured into a jar with raspberries, and then smashed raspberries in a jar.

Stir in a shot of vodka, then strain the mixture into a lovely stemmed glass. Top the raspberry “purée” with chilled sparkling rose and serve!

Rose being poured into a glass.

A garnish of fresh raspberries or a mint leaf is beautiful. Tiny heart sprinkles are fun for Valentine’s Day. 

Two glasses of sparkling rose.

What you need

  • Fresh Raspberries – You only need 4 or 5 for this recipe.
  • Raspberry Jam or Preserves – Bonne Maman is one of my favorite brands
  • Fresh Mint Leaves – If you need a use for your leftover mint leaves, try this quinoa chickpea salad or these marinated lamb chops.
  • Vodka (use your favorite brand) – Since you’re mixing with other ingredients, I recommend a mid-range vodka. Titos is my go-to for most mixed drinks.
  • Sparkling Rosé – Sweet or dry, that’s your call! Pick what you like to drink on its own and it will be perfect in this drink.
Overhead view of mint, jam, vodka, raspberries, and rose.

How to make this spritzer your own:

There are a few ways to change up this cocktail. Here’s a few ideas:

  • If you don’t have sparkling rosé, have no fear. Use a regular rosé wine and add club soda in a 50/50 mix. Or you could use a sparkling white wine (like champagne or prosecco). Your cocktail will be a bit lighter in color.
  • Try a different jam/berry combo. Strawberry jam with fresh strawberries would be great, or blackberry jam with fresh blackberries, or cherry jam with fresh cherries, or … you get the idea.
  • For a lighter cocktail, omit the vodka.
Close up of a sparkling pink drink with heart sprinkles.

Storage Tips

Quite honestly, this cocktail is best made right before you serve it. Make sure everything is chilled and ready to go. It only takes about five minutes to prepare each drink.

Fruity Cocktails

Don’t you just love a fruity concoction with a kick? Here’s a few more ideas:

Light red drink in a stemmed glass with raspberries nearby.

Raspberry Rosé Spritzer - easy cocktail!

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Sparkling, fruity, and refreshing, a rosé spritzer is an exceptional cocktail, fortified with vodka and fresh raspberries!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon raspberry jam
  • 3-5 fresh raspberries
  • 2 large fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ½ ounces vodka
  • Sparkling rosé, about 1/2 cup, chilled

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker (or small jar), combine the raspberry jam, fresh raspberries, and fresh mint leaves. Muddle them (with a muddler or end of a wooden spoon) until the berries are broken up— about 15 seconds. Add vodka and stir or muddle a little more.
  2. Pour the muddled berries through a small fine mesh sieve into a glass. Make sure to push all of the juice out to get the full flavor! 
  3. Top with enough rosé to fill the glass. Garnish with fresh berries and mint.

Notes

  • Any jam and berry combination will work in this recipe — strawberry, blackberry, cherry, even mixed berry! 
  • If you don’t have sparkling rosé, you can use a 50/50 mix of regular rosé and club soda.
  • For a lighter cocktail, omit the vodka.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

RachelCooks.com sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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