I can't very well give you a recipe for water - amusing as that may sound - consequently, I'm falling back on an oldie but goodie today. A dieter's delight, friend to watchers of weight and counters of calories ... the good 'ole white wine spritzer. Pedestrian? Perhaps. Refreshing? Absolutely.
White Wine Spritzer:
- chilled white wine of your choice
- chilled mineral water, Perrier or plain seltzer
- slices of lemon and lime
- some frozen blackberries, blueberries or red raspberries for garnish
While I strongly recommend the blackberries or raspberries for garnish, blueberries were residing in my fridge. Waste not, want not - so there you go.
No doubt I've made some oenophiles cringe with this entry. Relax, I'm not suggesting you use that bottle of Corton-Charlemagne you've had cellared for the past six years. Rather I'm suggesting, for the calorie-minded among you, that this is a simple, refreshing way to enjoy a drink and not blow your diet. You'll have the flavor of the wine with half the calories of a full glass ... which, naturally, will allow you to have two!
Feel free to substitute some rose if that's your preference, or garnish with whatever fruits you like. The world's your oyster!
Dieting aside, I quite enjoy a spritzer now and then, particularly in the dead of summer. Without question, its the drink of light-weights ... Let's hope for a break in the heat so we can get back to some serious drinking next week!