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Red Wine Berry Spritzer

Enjoy this refreshing and easy Red Wine Berry Spritzer based cocktail for anyone looking to cut back on calories. Perfect to sip poolside during the summer!

 

glass of wine spritzer with blueberries in front of berry la croix can

 

If you know me, then you know I love a good cocktail. I don’t always like to make them though. Mostly out of laziness, I’ll admit. When I am in the mood for a drink, I like to keep things simple (like my favorite real lime margaritas or this tropical favorite – Cocomotion). Most of the time though, I tend to stick with a good glass of wine. Hard to go wrong with that.

My friend Barbara, however, is far from lazy with her cocktail making…so far from lazy she is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of The Friday Cocktail section of her blog, Creative Culinary! Each week for the past year, she has shared recipes and gorgeous photography of her favorite cocktails. She never ceases to amaze me with her beautiful mouth-watering creations; they seem to always leave me feeling very thirsty that’s for sure.

In honor of Friday Cocktail’s one-year anniversary, I’m sharing with you a low calorie (and slightly lazy) wine spritzer I find myself enjoying on many evenings (usually while preparing dinner), especially while the weather is warm. And even though I sure do love my wine straight up, sometimes I just need one of these spritzers instead.

overhead of wine glass with red wine and sparkling water with blueberries

If you haven’t tried La Croix flavored sparkling water, then you must, especially if you’re trying to cut back on calories from sugary drinks. I find them to be a great substitute for juice or regular soda in most cocktails, you could even throw a little frozen fruit in there for some extra flavor and sweetness.

If your cocktail recipe calls for plain soda water, then these are even better. Some of my favorite combos other than this one have been grape or regular vodka mixed with cranberry flavor La Croix, or Sailor Jerry spiced rum mixed with coconut flavor La Croix. The combinations are endless…and I’m still experimenting.

Enjoy a sip of this celebratory Red Wine Berry Spritzer and join us over to Barbara’s Friday Cocktail celebration where she’ll be sharing a martini recipe (in addition to a lovely roundup of cocktails from more bloggers) as well as some great prizes including bottles of liquor, cocktail-ware and other yummy goodies…fun, fun, fun! Cheers and have a great weekend!!

Enjoy this refreshing and easy Red Wine Berry Spritzer based cocktail for anyone looking to cut back on calories. Perfect to sip poolside during the summer!

 

This Red Wine Berry Spritzer recipe was featured in Wine Spritzers That Are Anything But Lame and These Wine Spritzers are Coming For You on Huffington Post!

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Red Wine Berry Spritzer

  • Author: Aggie Goodman

Ingredients

  • 1 part red wine (a sweeter wine would be best)
  • 2 parts La Croix Mixed Berry Sparkling Water
  • Ice
  • Frozen Blueberries or Raspberries

Instructions

  1. Add frozen berries to bottom of glass and smash with the back of a wooden spoon. Add ice, pour wine, then sparkling water and give it a little stir. Sip and enjoy.

 

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40 comments on “Red Wine Berry Spritzer”

  1. So simple even I would find time to make this refreshing drink.

  2. I love this refreshing drink, Aggie. So fall in Florida;)Cheers, my friend. Fun to celebrate with you for Barb’s special Friday Cocktail anniversary.

  3. YES!!! I love this idea. I love the sparkling waters that don’t add all the fake sugary sweetness. How can you go wrong with a glass of red? Hope you have a great weekend, Aggie! Miss you xo

  4. What a great Friday cocktail. I could have used one, oh, about three hours ago! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This beautiful drink caught my eye right away. I love how simple and refreshing it looks. Nothing like a spritzer!

  6. This sounds fantastic, Aggie! I love cocktails that feel like “special sipping” but are so easy to throw together.

  7. This is gorgeous Aggie. I love wine too but find I drink it more often in the winter since I love an icy cold drink in the summer. Now I’ve got one that will appease myself and my wine drinking pals!

    I always keep some frozen fruits just for this reason…your berries are a fabulous addition. Thanks for joining the party; much appreciated.

  8. I could have used one of these last night! I prefer to let others make my cocktails as well but this looks simple and tasty!

  9. This looks so refreshing, Aggie. I love the last photo, too!

    Happy Saturday!

  10. Looks wonderful! My husband is the bartender but I think I could even handle this one!

  11. I loooove La Croix! I could have used a little wine in mine yesterday!!

  12. This is awesome!!! I’m going to make this!! My favorite shot is the one with sweet Amber in the background. Ahhh so relaxing!! Hope you’re having a fun weekend!!

  13. I love how very simple yet how very gorgeous this is. Beautiful serene photograph!!

  14. Can I have one on Mondays?

  15. What a quick and easy drink. Can’t wait to try this, I love red wine!

  16. Here in Tampa, it seems we’ll need refreshments for some time still. Too late today, but i think this is going to be my Saturday afternoon Mama’s juice! Lol

  17. I saw this drink on Pinterest and had to try it… it was yummy! Can’t wait to make it again. I posted it on my blog today. Here’s a post: http://pintheredidthat.blogspot.com/2012/09/red-wine-berry-spritzer.html
    I can’t wait to try more of your recipes! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I could definitely get used to that refreshing and easy cocktail, yum!

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  20. Thanks so much for posting a fantastic recipe for our LaCroix! Someone I know is following your blog because he sent the link my way! If you’d like to share this recipe with other LaCroix lovers who might also become followers of your blog (who knows, right?), please post it to either our facebook page (LaCroix Water) or our Pinterest page. Easiest way to find us on either is head to our website and click the hyperlinked icons on the lower left side. Thank you, and we’ll be trying it here ourselves! Vanessa and the LaCroix team

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  29. You’re just furthering my la croix addiction!! This sounds fantastic! I’m too lazy to make a cocktail for myself sometimes, which is a darn shame. So, I started to make flavored simple syrups and keep them in the fridge. Then, all I add is gin and bitters! So good ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can’t wait to try this new cocktail! Isn’t Barbara amazing? Love both of ya! xo

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  32. Another great use for La Croix!! One of my faves is Coconut LaCroix with pineapple vodka!

    • I am totally going to try that!! I love that coconut lacroix, I add it to rum sometimes but I like the sounds of pineapple vodka better. It’s such a great mixer!

  33. I make this all the time, I call it my DIET WINE!

  34. Mmm, I love a good sangria, and this definitely fits the bill!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

  35. I have several mmedications I must take and the combinations main warning is NO (zip, nada, none) ALCOHOL. I love the idea of blueberries, though! If you could come up with a non-alcohol version, that would be awesome! Any other drinks – ditto.

    • Lacroix and frozen berries (or any frozen fruit!) is always a good option. I drink a lot of sparkling water with fruit.

  36. I would like to say that this is the real refreshing drink. I have prepared my own and served to my friend, and he loves it. Thank you so much Aggie!

  37. Red wine spritzer always remembers me on home when it was winter. I love the article thank you.