1750 mLchilled, dry white winesuch as pinot grigio
16ouncessparkling waterany flavor such as lemon or plain
lemon wheels and basil leavesoptional garnish
Basil Simple Syrup
½cupbasilabout 10 sprigs
To make the basil simple syrup, place the sugar and water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Add basil and let cool to room temperature. Remove basil leaves before using. Place in refrigerator until you're ready to use.
When you're ready to prepare the white wine spritzers, fill a large pitcher with chilled white wine, lemon juice, sparkling water and cooled simple syrup. Pour over wine glasses filled with ice to serve. Garnish with lemon wheels if you wish.