I can feel summer coming to a close… like unusually early. Leaves are fallin’ already, people! Mornings are cool… El Nino, are you coming to Cali soon!?
With the departure of sweet (hot) summertime, my refreshing weekend cocktails are gearing up to take a hike, too.
Oh, how I will miss you light, sparkling alcoholic refreshments. Earlier this summer, I discovered a new seltzer water can on the shelf at Trader’s Joe’s — Spindrift.
I was impressed with their basic ingredient list and low-calorie (0 to 15 calories per can), low-sugar nutritional profile. Y’all know I don’t count calories, but I try to avoid consuming sugar-saturated beverages. I much rather save my sugar for dessert. Spindrift seltzers do not have any added sugar (woot woot), artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives (flavored by perfectly ripped fruit) — all natural baby.
They are splendid on their own – straight from the can – but my favorite way to enjoy these bubbly beverages is spiked with vodka (or gin… or tequila) and garnished with summery things like lime slices, fresh mint, and berries.
With the raspberry lime flavor, I like to add a splash of vodka and garnish with lime and fresh berries.
With the cucumber flavor, I prefer to add gin or vodka, sliced cucumbers and fresh mint.
For the grapefruit flavor, try adding a splash or two of tequila… and limes, of course limes. You won’t regret it.
Now how’s that for a low-maintence summer cocktail? You can take it to the porch, the pool, or better yet, make a DIY Spindrift cocktail bar at your Labor Day party — there’s still one more weekend of summer.
I go great with tequila, trust me.
I’m the most refreshing of them all. Dress me up with your heart’s desire.
What have you been sippin’ this summer?
Disclosure: I received Spindrift product review, but this is not a sponsored post. As always, opinions are entirely my own.