Inside: Need a refreshing low calorie spritzer? This cocktail recipe is simple to make & incredibly delicious!
Sometimes a refreshing cocktail just hits the spot! When you’re looking for something light and refreshing, a low calorie spritzer is often the way to go – and the one I’ve got for you today couldn’t be easier to make!
This champagne spritzer is absolutely delicious, and doesn’t take much to put together. Enjoying the occasional cocktail as a way to relax is just fine, but if you want to stay feeling your best, going for a low calorie alcoholic drink – especially one that’s light and refreshing – is going to help you avoid any sluggishness.
How to Create a Low Calorie Spritzer with Champagne
The term “spritzer” is used pretty broadly. Generally speaking, it refers to a sweet cocktail, usually with fruity flavors, that’s fizzy! This can be a combination of wine, fruit juice, club soda, and so on. Because champagne is naturally fizzy, it makes a great base ingredient for a low calorie cocktail.
They are super easy to make, and don’t require any extra equipment… And this particular champagne spritzer recipe is sure to be a hit at your next social gathering.
Now, on to the ingredients!
Most people simply refer to all sparkling wines as “champagne” – and while that’s pretty universally accepted, you might run into some aficionados that will remind you: “real” champagne must come from the Champagne region of France…
For our purposes, though, we’ll stick with the general definition.
Selecting the right champagne for your spritzer mostly comes down to preference and budget. A dry champagne will work best for this recipe (so look for the word “brut” on the label), and there are no shortage of options available – from bargain bottles for $10 all the way to, well, about as much as you’d ever want to spend.
If you’ve already got a favorite, go with that! Alternatively, you can experiment with different brands until you find the one you like best, the one your guests prefer, or just the brand that works best for this particular cocktail!
You can find low-priced bottles in nearly any grocery store, with more expensive options available at specialty wine stores, or online at places like wine.com.
Ginger beer is a delicious non-alcoholic beverage that has become a popular cocktail mixer. Where ginger ale is effectively a ginger-flavored soda, true ginger beer is made by naturally fermenting ginger spice, yeast, and sugar. It has less fizz than ginger ale, and tastes much more like the actual ginger than the soft drink.
In a pinch, ginger ale will do, but for the best flavor, make sure you read the label and get ginger beer!
Wonderfully tart, pomegranate juice is great for spritzer cocktails because a little bit goes a long way! It’s tasty, rich in color, and best of all, it’s good for you!
Pomegranates are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, potassium, powerful antioxidants known as punicalagins, and have tremendous anti-inflammatory effects. A range of studies are now linking pomegranates with other benefits like reduced cancer risks, memory function, and beyond.
Buying pomegranate juice is easy, and there are plenty of brands to choose from. It’s a good idea to pay attention to the labels, and find high quality, no-sugar-added, 100% pomegranate juice.
Here’s how to make this refreshing champagne spritzer. I’d love to hear what you think!
- 4 oz champagne (dry)
- 1 oz ginger beer
- 1 oz pomegranate juice
- fresh rosemary, for garnish
- pomegranate seeds, for garnish
With a champagne flute, pour in champagne, ginger beer, and pomegranate juice. Add some pomegranate seeds and rosemary for garnish.
per serving: 99 calories, 17 g carbs, 5 g sugar
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click on one of these links and decide to make a purchase, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.