When it comes to alcohol, red wine is one of the best low-sugar options. But sometimes it can be a bit too bitter when I’m in the mood for something sweet, which is why wine spritzers are great. My favorite is a red wine berry spritzer, which is really just a combo of red wine and berry-flavored seltzer water, topped with ice and frozen berries. Super easy and tasty, without any added sugar!

Spritzers are a great low-calorie cocktail, since seltzer water is calorie-free, and they’re especially great for those who dislike the bitterness of red wine. Originally, I thought they would need a little added sweetness, but surprisingly the berry seltzer added enough flavor that you don’t need any extra sugar.

If you do prefer a dash of something sweet, you can boil 1 cup of berries in 1 cup water for about 5-10 minutes until the fruit color evaporates, then strain the mix and pour it into the drink. It’s a great sugar-free way to sweeten it up naturally.

You can add any berry of your choice. I love raspberries and blackberries in my spritzers, but feel free to add blueberries, cranberries or strawberries as well.

Red Wine Berry Spritzer
Print
Recipe type: Cocktails
Ingredients
  • ½ cup wine
  • ½ cup berry-flavored seltzer water
  • Frozen berries
Instructions
  1. Fill a wine or cocktail glass with ice.
  2. Pour wine into glass until halfway full, then fill remaining glass with seltzer water and stir.
  3. Garnish with frozen berries.

 

Share this post