The Right Way to Make a White Wine Spritzer Is on a Train

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May 20 2014 12:30 PM

The Right Way to Make a White Wine Spritzer Is on a Train

According to Tabatha Leggett of BuzzFeed, there are “17 Reasons Why White Wine Spritzers Are The Best Drink Of Summer.” I hate to quibble with an essentially accurate statement, but I count only seven reasons on Leggett's list, and 10 filler statements. (Nos. 4, 5, and 6 are “That wine,” “That soda,” and “That citrus fruit,” respectively—arguments that I doubt would score highly in a debate competition.)

And while the seven reasons are good reasons, they omit one of the most important reasons of all: White wine spritzers are the ideal mixed drink to make when youre traveling. The spritzer was practically designed to be mixed and drunk on an Amtrak train. Let me show you how.

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In light of the decline of the bar car, I suggest you get on this as soon as possible.

L.V. Anderson is a Slate assistant editor. She edits Slate's food and drink sections and writes Brow Beat's recipe column, You're Doing It Wrong. 

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