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Monday, August 20, 2012

Lemon Cranberry Spritzers

I'm pretty sure I've posted about more cocktails this summer than the three years combined that I've been writing this blog.  It may have to do with two kids under the age of 3, working part-time and running a household.   Just a hunch.

Since I seem to be an expert in them lately, I did not hesitate when the Foodbuzz Tastemasker program and Sweet 'N Low asked me to make a cool, fun and refreshing summer drink.

I mean, come on, there are some days I live to sit on the deck in the sunshine with a cocktail in hand.  Even if it is only for 10 minutes, in this crazy household.  Am I the only one?

So, here are the ingredients.  Very simple - any type of crisp white wine, a lemon, cranberry juice, club soda, one Sweet 'N Low sweetener packet and ice.

That is it!  Really, that is all it takes.

Oh, and a cocktail shaker makes it fun too, but it isn't required.  This one was sent to me to use for this drink and I love it!

Lemon Cranberry Spritzers
In the cocktail shaker layer in as follows: 3-4 cubes of ice, Sweet 'N Low sweetener packet, juice of half of the lemon, splash of white wine, splash of cranberry juice.  Then shake away!

Pour into a tall glass of ice, then top with club soda.  Garnish with additional lemon slices.

Sweet 'N Low can be substituted for regular sugar and be used in many low-sugar drinks.  Yes, the wine has sugar.  Yes, the cranberry juice has sugar.  But, hey we only live once.

Live it up!

This drink was so refreshing.  I am NOT one who usually drinks something fast, but this drink was downed quickly.  Maybe I was really thirsty?  Or maybe it was just really good?

This is how I spend time when the kids are napping in the afternoons on days I am home.  I get about one hour of time to myself, after I shower, pick up the house, load the dishwasher, prep dinner, etc.  You get the idea.

And I wouldn't have it any other way.

As part of the DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker Program, I received a Sweet 'N Low Sweetener Gift Pack and a stipend.

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