The Operator Recipe

The Operator Recipe

[Photo: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

The Operator is a spin on a white wine spritzer, but it's a bit more flavorful (though still refreshing and low in alcohol.) We used subpar Sauvignon Blanc, but any dry white wine will do.

This recipe comes from Stuart Wilson's The Bartender's Guide to Cocktails and Mixed Drinks.

  • Yield:1
  • Active time: 2 minutes
  • Total time:2 minutes


  • ice
  • 2 ounces dry white wine
  • 2 ounces ginger ale
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • lime slice for garnish


  1. 1.

    Fill a rocks glass halfway with ice. Add wine, ginger ale, and lime juice. Stir gently and garnish with a slice of lime.