Summertime is here, and it is wonderful to be able to sit on the deck or by the pool with a refreshing drink in your hand. That said, all too many cocktails are full of sugar and calories. This doesn’t mean you have to give up on this fun activity altogether.
The good news is that there are some fantastic summer spritzers you can enjoy without heaping on the sugar or calories. In fact, you can even feel proud that you’ll be giving your body some healthy ingredients at the same time. Check out these fun options.
Cucumber Melon Gin Spritzer
Use soda water, gin, and some real curls of cantaloupe melon and slim slices of cucumber. Make sure any juice that comes out of the melon while you cut it ends up in the drink! This is deliciously refreshing and, despite the fact that it contains gin, it is also quite hydrating.
Blueberry Lemon Vodka Spritzer
These are extremely simple spritzers to make, but they look very showy. Make sure to slice the blueberries in half to make sure the flavor gets right into the drink. To really kick things up, add a little spring of rosemary. For those with a sweet tooth, a small drizzle of honey can make this recipe just right. Even better? It’s packed with antioxidants.
Grapefruit Rosé Wine Spritzer
Serve this spritzer at a party and you’ll be sure to have the most popular drink going. Just make sure to stock up on grapefruits to make sure you have enough for everyone because they will keep coming back. This combination doesn’t sound as though it should fly, but it’s absolutely delicious and perfect for a hot day. Fresh squeeze your grapefruit juice and add it to the rosé and sparkling water. You’ll get a burst of citrusy flavor along with a drink packed with vitamin C.
Lemon Red Wine Spritzer
This is another surprising combination that doesn’t sound like it should work but that really does. Squeeze some lemon juice into your soda water before mixing with the red wine. Depending on the sweetness of the wine, you may want to add a little honey to offset a bit of the lemon’s tartness. However, if it’s not an especially dry wine, you should be all set for a perfect refreshing drink to enjoy all summer long.