In the words of Rihanna, cheers to the freaking weekend. It’s Friday & in celebration of such I came up with this little wine spitzer. It’s super easy and refreshing – perfect for the summer (or anytime really cause it’s wine…)
Summertime Wine Spritzer (makes one)
- 1/2 glass of sparkling white wine
- handful of raspberries (frozen or fresh)
- juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 can sparkling water (you can use normal water if you want)
- 1 tsp. of Stevia or sugar (optional)
For the sparkling wine, I took the advice of the little signs in the HEB wine section (which have not yet failed me)! I found this bottle of “Be Radiant” Riesling for only $5 & I must say it tastes great – not my #1 favorite sparkling wine but for only $5 it’s an amazing deal…even “radiant” you could say 😉
After pouring about half a glass of wine then I topped it my drink off with sparkling water. Adding water is great because it cuts calories in half and keeps you hydrated which you need when drinking alcohol! I like La Croix as well as the HEB brand sparkling water (especially in the grapefruit flavor!) You can use normal water as opposed to sparkling water if you choose, but if you do so I recommend adding sugar or stevia. Next I juiced half a lemon and stirred up my drink! You also have the option of adding a teaspoon of stevia or sugar if you like your drinks fairly sweet, but I went without. Then top with raspberries (fresh or frozen) and enjoy!
Unfortunately there’s not much information available in the way of calories when it comes to wine – but Riesling is supposed to be one the lowest calorie wines, usually around 118 calories per glass. That means this spritzer would only be about 70 calories – so drink up!
Because so many people are still unaware of what Stevia is (and because I love it so much) I decided to shed a little light on the topic. Check out my post on this awesome 0-calorie sweetener here!
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