Watermelon Wine Spritzer with Strawberries (Sugar Free)
A crisp and refreshing low sugar wine and vodka cocktail, made with fresh watermelon and strawberries! With just a bit of (optional) sugar free sweetener and ginger ale, this summery sip is low in calories and super delicious! It's super simple to muddle together in a glass.
Servings: 1 serving
- 30 grams watermelon, rind removed and cubed
- 2 medium strawberries, hulled and cut into fourths
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2-1 tablespoon granular erythritol (or any sweetener of choice)
- 1 ounce vodka (you could really use vodka, tequila, rum or gin, it's up to you!)
- 2 ounces dry white wine or rosé (make sure it's on the light and fruitier side, avoid oaky wines)
- diet ginger ale or sparkling water to top (add as much or as little as you want to this, to taste!)
Muddle the watermelon and strawberries very well at the bottom of the glass to release lots of juice and break the fruit up into chunks.
Add lime juice, vodka, sweetener and wine, mix well with a bar spoon. Add ice, then top with ginger ale or seltzer water to taste.
Garnish the drink with a watermelon wedge, lime juice, and strawberries. Enjoy!
- This drink is sweetened to taste, and we used about 1 tablespoon of Swerve granular per glass, for reference. Add more or less to your taste. We like Swerve because it won't give you tummy trouble, and it's always in our pantry.
- You can certainly use our sugar free simple syrup recipe if you'd like in place of just a tablespoon of your favorite sweetener. We opted for a mojito style cocktail (meaning it just all gets muddled at the bottom!) this time, since we loved the idea of a "one glass" cocktail packed with fruit, and just a little sweetener to taste. Makes it very easy to customize, and nothing get's shaken. We just eat up the boozy fruit at the end of the drink!
If you want to prepare your own simple syrup, boil 1 cup water in a sauce pan over medium heat. Once water in boiling, remove from heat, and stir in 1.3 cups of allulose until dissolved. Set aside to cool. (Allulose is slightly less sweet than sugar, so you will need a bit more).
- We recommend cutting up at leas the watermelon fresh for these cocktails, as it will get a little soggy as time goes on.
- You can use any spirit you want in this drink. We opted for a cool and refreshing vodka spritzer, but tequila, rum, or dry gin work too!
- You can use either diet ginger ale, (or diet ginger beer, our fave!) or some sort of sparkling diet drink to top this. This is another way to add sweetness (and flavor) and you might even be able to avoid sweetening the drink all together with granular sweetener.
Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg