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DIY: Raspberry Ginger Spritzer

Like you, we enjoy indulging in an occasional cocktail to unwind or celebrate. But even one or two drinks can add a serious amount of calories to our diets. A margarita, for example, has a whopping 740 calories!

After some research, we found there are low-calorie cocktails that you can order at a bar or make at home! Topping the list is fruit-flavored spritzers. 

In this article, we will teach you how to make a raspberry ginger spritzer. Plus, we will provide a detailed calorie count. As a bonus,  you will learn how to turn it into a raspberry mojito with one extra ingredient!

raspberry ginger spritzer recipes

Easy Raspberry Ginger Spritzer Recipe

Ingredients:

Makes about 10 ounces

  • 4 oz champagne (optional) 
  • 3 oz ginger ale
  • 2 oz sparkling water
  • 8 raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Crush or mull the raspberries and ginger in the bottom of a glass.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, slightly stir, and enjoy!

Note:

If you prefer a mocktail version of this recipe skip the champagne. You can simply make up the missing ounces in the sparkling water or ginger ale.

Tip: try adding mint for a raspberry mojito!

raspberry ginger spritzer in champagne glass

How many calories are in a raspberry ginger spritzer?

There are about 135 calories in this spiked cocktail. If you use diet ginger ale, there are only about 105! Here is the breakdown: 

  • Champagne: 95
  • Ginger Ale: 30 (or zero for Diet Ginger Ale)
  • Raspberries:
  • Ginger: 2
  • Sparkling water: 0

Now, you can unwind with a light and refreshing cocktail at home– without worrying about your waistline. This treat is flavored with all-natural ingredients that are low in calories and come with health benefits. Raspberries are full of antioxidants and ginger contains anti-inflammatory properties.

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