Nothing is better in the summer heat than a mixture of wine and soda. The famous Hungarian fröccs is there for you!
The exact origin of fröccs vanishes in the mists of the past but it is sure that the famous Hungarian inventor Ányos Jedlik has something do with it. He probably drank the mix of wine and soda in the 1820s with his brothers in the Benedictine order.
The most well-known tale suggests that the famous Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty and his friends were invited to András Fáy where they drank wine. To ease the strength of the wine, the also-invited Jedlik usedhis freshly invented soda and made the very first fröccs which was called spritzer with a German word.
There are a plenty of types of fröccs depending on the proportions of the components. The hosszúlépés contains 1 dl of wine and 2 dl of soda while kisfröccs has 1 dl of both components, for example.
Kisfröccs (small fröccs): 1 dl wine and 1 dl soda
Nagyfröccs (big fröccs): 2 dl wine and 1 dl soda
Hosszúlépés (long step): 1 dl wine and 2 dl soda
Magyar-Angol (Hungarian-English): 6dl wine and 3 dl soda
Nagyházmester (landlord): 4dl wine and 1 dl soda
Krúdy fröccs: 9 dl wine and 1 dl soda
Polgármester (mayor): 6 dl wine and 4 dl soda
Macifröccs (bear fröccs): small fröccs from red wine and raspberry juice
Sóher fröccs: 1 dl wine and 9 dl soda
Tisza fröcccs: 1 dl wine and 1 dl champagne