Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer with the NewAir Wine Fridge

Give your glass of wine an Autumn feel with this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer.  It’s a tasty way to welcome in sweater season!

This Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer post is sponsored by NewAir, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!

Give your glass of wine an Autumn feel with this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer.  It's a tasty way to welcome in sweater season!About this time last year, Laura and I were heading off to Napa Valley, California for an extended weekend getaway.  Robbie was with his grandparents, and we were ready for a weekend of delicious wines, good foods and excellent memories.  One thing we didn’t take into account with that trip was the time difference.  We are early risers in general, and then you add a 3-hour time difference in there?  We were up at 4am and ready to go wine tasting by 7am!

Give your glass of wine an Autumn feel with this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer.  It's a tasty way to welcome in sweater season!Over the course of the weekend, we visited a number of different wineries both along the main Highway 29 as well as the Silverado Trail.  We tasted a lot of wines we liked, and we tasted a lot of wines we didn’t like.  By the time we boarded our plane to head back to upstate New York, we were the newest members of 3 different wine clubs.  Let me tell ya – those were the best slightly tipsy decisions we’ve ever made!

Give your glass of wine an Autumn feel with this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer.  It's a tasty way to welcome in sweater season!Every few months, we get shipments from the various wine clubs that range anywhere between 3-12 bottles.  We’ve spent many good nights either on the back porch (summer) or in the basement (winter) enjoying those wines and reliving the memories of that vacation.

Wine CellarIn keeping with our sense of humor, we have a sign heading down to the basement welcoming folks to our wine cellar!  Our wine collection has been growing steadily in recent months, and when NewAir reached out to collaborate on a post, I jumped at the chance!

Give your glass of wine an Autumn feel with this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer.  It's a tasty way to welcome in sweater season!NewAir makes a variety of compact appliances, including beer and wine fridges.  One of their newest products is the Freestanding 43-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Fridge.  This stainless steel wine fridge not only holds a bunch of bottles, but it offers two different temperature zones.  White wines are typically served a bit colder than red wines, and with the dual zone you are can accommodate both temperature zones.

As we learned out in Napa, heat (and particularly temperature fluctuations) can degrade the quality of your wine very quickly.  You might have heard the saying that “room temperature is ok” for storing wine.  Well, that was true…back when folks lived in large French chateaux where the average indoor temperature was between 55°F-65°F.  Thanks to modern air conditioners and furnaces, our homes don’t always stay in that 55°F-65°F range.  That’s where appliances like NewAir’s Freestanding 43-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Fridge comes in!

Give your glass of wine an Autumn feel with this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer.  It's a tasty way to welcome in sweater season!NewAir Freestanding 43-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Fridge

The NewAir Freestanding 43-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Fridge can be set to anywhere between 41°F-64°F, and, as noted above, there are two separate temperature zones.  That makes storage quite convenient!  Also, it’s worth noting that this fridge is super quiet.  We have it in our basement bar area.  We often watch tv in the basement at night, and we can’t hear this fridge running at all.

Give your glass of wine an Autumn feel with this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer.  It's a tasty way to welcome in sweater season!Another feature of NewAir’s wine fridge is actually one that we didn’t think about initially.  The fridge has removable shelves, and we have a couple of magnum bottles (1.5L) of red wines from Italy.  We were able to remove one of the shelves to accommodate those larger bottles.  All in all, NewAir’s Freestanding 43-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Fridge gets a two thumbs up from both of us – so that means it gets 4 thumbs up!

If you have any questions about this wine fridge, let me know!  I’m happy to help.  We had a lot of fun organizing the various bottles from our wine club shipments in this fridge.  Rather than keeping our bottles scattered about in random spots, they look awesome lined up in the fridge.

Give your glass of wine an Autumn feel with this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer.  It's a tasty way to welcome in sweater season!Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer

Speaking of wine, I couldn’t wrap up today’s post without sharing one of our of latest obsessions – wine spritzers.  Laura got into making different types of wine spritzers this summer, and we had a lot of fun with the flavors.  Since Autumn is arriving, I thought it might be fun to put a fall twist on the classic wine spritzer.

Give your glass of wine an Autumn feel with this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer.  It's a tasty way to welcome in sweater season!For this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer, I went with a combination of cranberry and grapefruit juice added to a dry white wine.  (I used a Sauvignon Blanc, but a dry chardonnay or pinot grigio would work here, too.)  The cranberry and grapefruit flavors remind me of sweater season, red and orange leaves and that slight chill in the air.  Oh, and the key (aside from the wine) to this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer is the addition of ginger liqueur, such as Domain Canton.  The ginger compliments the tartness from the cranberry and grapefruit juices quite well.

Give your glass of wine an Autumn feel with this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer.  It's a tasty way to welcome in sweater season!Mixed together, the flavors of this wine spritzer are quite fantastic!  Pull out a bottle of wine, mix up a batch and enjoy the arrival of Autumn.  Cheers!

Did you make a batch of this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer at home?  Leave a comment below or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  I’d love to see your version!

Bonus: If you are interested in purchasing NewAir’s Freestanding 43-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Fridge, you can use this affiliate link to get $50 off your order!

Give your glass of wine an Autumn feel with this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer.  It's a tasty way to welcome in sweater season!

Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer

Give your glass of wine an Autumn feel with this Cranberry Grapefruit Wine Spritzer.  It's a tasty way to welcome in sweater season!
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 119kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup ruby red grapefruit juice
  • ¼ cup cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup ginger liqueur such as Domaine de Canton
  • 2 cups dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio
  • splash club soda
  • fresh grapefruit thinly sliced
  • cranberries

Instructions

  • Using a large pitcher, add grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, ginger liqueur and white wine; stir until well combined. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1-2 hours.
  • Stir mixture and pour into ice-filled wine glasses. Top each glass with a splash of club soda. Garnish with thinly sliced grapefruit and cranberries.

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24 Comments

  1. My wine fridge looks just like yours, but it’s a different brand, and fortunately it’s still running after many years! You know, a few years ago we flew to Australia and we were fine. When we fly to Europe – no jet lag except for maybe one nap, depending on the arrival time. But 1 or 2 hour time difference is awful! When we lived in Texas I used to do work in Anchorage, and I’d wake up at 3 AM. All that was on tv was PTL club 😳😳😳😳 Great drink. I’ll have to find ginger liqueur!

    1. I’ve gotta say that we’re loving the new wine fridge, Mimi! We had wine stashed in wooden boxes in the basement. While that looked cool, it wasn’t the best way to store wine…and we were running out of space anyways!

      You make a good point about the 1-2 hour jet lag. If it’s a big time difference, I find I can power through. But the smaller ones are what get you – and then you’re ready for bed at 7pm! 🙂 And, yes, definitely go looking for that ginger liqueur so you can make a batch of these spritzers!

  2. 5 stars
    Wine spritzers are back in style over this way, unfortunately we don’t get fresh cranberries or cranberry juice. But, it’s fresh lingonberry season just now so I’m thinking of substituting lingon juice and berries for the cranberries.
    Nice fridge, I’m afraid our wine and beer fridge is our old Electrolux which sits in our storage shed just out the door. I love your wine cellar sign. I’m going to make one up for our wine cellar/closet.
    We used to belong to a few wine clubs as well when we were in the US. My favorite was one from Monterey. So many bottles, so little time. But, remember what Jimmy B says, “make sure you keep it between the navigational beacons”…

    1. No way! I didn’t realize cranberries aren’t available over your way – I’m always surprised when you mention the availability (or lack thereof) of certain ingredients. But from what I’ve heard about lingonberries, I think they would be a passable substitute for cranberries in this spritzer.

      Hahaha…I love that Jimmy quote, Ron. Speaking of signs, I need that one on a sign in our bar area! How cool would that be?? Oh, and we got that sign at a local place, but it’s made by High Cotton. Perhaps they could ship internationally if you don’t want to make your own? https://highcotton.com/collections/wall-signs

  3. 5 stars
    First of all, this wine spritzer looks wonderful! So refreshing and festive!

    And your Napa Valley trip sounds like so much fun – despite being ready for wine tasting at 7am, lol! Love this wine fridge – perfect for keeping your bottles at the perfect temperature!

    1. Thanks so much, Marissa! Laura got onto the spritzer kick this summer, and we’ve enjoyed playing around with flavors. This is a festive one for Autumn with the cranberries and grapefruit. Plus, the ginger liqueur really adds a fun underlying flavor. 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

  4. 5 stars
    Sounds like a lovely trip to Napa, and so cool to have wines delivered from different clubs. The wine fridge would be so fun to have too. Looks like a great set up you have. Always ready for a party. 😉
    The cocktail recipe is right up my alley. I love it and it would be fun for the holidays. 🙂 ~Valentina

    1. We love being a member of those wine clubs, Valentina. Each shipment reminds us of our vacation, and of course we enjoy the wines when we open them. And, yes, we’re always ready for a party here! Right now it’s a party of 2, but fingers crossed we can start entertaining again one day soon. 🙂 Hope your week is going well, my friend!

  5. It’s a winning beverage David! Looks so lovely and refreshing !! and so easy to make!!. I wish I had some space in my apartment for the wine fridge.

    1. Thanks so much, Rahul! This really is quite a refreshing drink. As far as the space, perhaps you can use a wine fridge as a side table in your apartment? That way you could justify the space! It’s super handy to have wine ready to go whenever you’re craving a good glass. 🙂

    1. I totally agree, Kathy! We love looking forward to our wine club shipments…in fact, the Autumn shipments should be coming soon. 🙂 You should totally treat yourself to a wine fridge, too – I’ve gotta say that it’s really fun to have a place to store the wines!

    1. Those wine clubs are the best things ever – we get a handful of the wines we know we like, but there are often other wines mixed in to try, too. And now we have a super spiffy place to store our bottles. 🙂 Thanks so much, Michelle!

  6. 5 stars
    Wine clubs are so much fun, aren’t they? I love this spritzer, definitely bookmarking to use for the holidays — hopeful we’ll get to entertain at some point around then! I just love the sound of grapefruit in it, so refreshing!

    1. Wine clubs are the best! We really enjoy our clubs, and I look forward to each shipment. Also, this spritzer would indeed be good for the holidays – I just hope we’ll be allowed to entertain by then! (If not, then more spritzer for us, right? Haha!) Thanks so much, Lauren!

  7. 5 stars
    As an early riser too, I can confirm that I would be happy and ready to go wine tasting by 7am with you guys. Ha ha! This wine spritzer looks so refreshing. I hope to visit the Napa Valley one day. I haven’t been wine tasting since I was in Australia 10 years ago!

    1. Perfect! Sounds like we have a vacation planned for the post-COVID days. You, me, Laura and Lynne in Napa Valley. 7am – we’ll be ready to roll! 🙂 Thanks so much, Neil!

    1. Yes! I would love to plan a trip back to Napa. Unfortunately, that’s not in the cards right now for obvious reasons…but one day! In the meantime, we’ve got our wine ready to go down in the basement for when we’re craving a good glass. Thanks, Dawn!

  8. Haha- some days I could do some “wine tasting” at 7 am too! Though, that time difference means 5pm comes later… oh no!!!
    On a serious note, we accidentally joined a few wine clubs during the early days of Covid and Lil S has been looking into wine fridges! The fact that this has removable shells is such an added bonus cos we have some oddly shaped bottles of port from Portugal. We have been waiting to move to get one and we are putting this on our list! Thank you for the recommendation David! Such a well timed post!

    1. Haha! You’re right, Shashi. When you’re ready to start wine tasting at 7am, then that means you’re ready for bed at like noon. 🙂

      So I had to chuckle at your comment about “accidentally” joining a few wine clubs. Oops. I’m curious to hear which ones you joined! I hear ya about oddly shaped bottles, and we removed one of the shelves of this one so we have one shelf for strange bottles. I’m glad the timing worked out well – now if we could just get together to open a couple of those bottles for our own wine tasting. Wouldn’t that be fun??

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