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There’s a discovery I’ve made that I’ve talked about before on here around aging, drinking, and basically how it doesn’t play that well with me anymore. I’ve never been much of a booze hound, but lately my tolerence is at an all time low…and I don’t hate it! First off, it’s way cheaper—buying 1-2 drinks versus 3-4 over the course of a night makes me regret having a drink less and lets me feel ok about eating a slice of lemon tart later in the night. (more…)

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A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale!

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A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale!

I usually don’t keep that many bubbly things around the house, but when I spied some cans of Zevia Ginger Ale in the fridge, I knew it would be perfect for this drink. Just a little sweet, all the bubbles and it was on hand..so no trip to the store, wins all around! Especially good was that this blackberry lemon spritzer came together in minutes, no simple syrup and no muddling techniques required, so it really satisfied my need for something fun to drink after work, without all the work. If you’re like me and need a semi-happy hour after you get home from a long day, this is the drink for you! I’ve recently also discovered that snack plates (crackers, jams, etc.) are so easy to make and look fancy, so I usually pair a non boozy (or boozy, depends on the day) drink with a plate full of snacks and take a minute to relax after the day is done. I really can’t WAIT until it’s warm enough to relax on the porch with one of these blackberry lemon spritzers in hand, spring weather can’t come back soon enough!

A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale!

If you aren’t lucky enough to find blackberries on sale like I did, any berry will do. This is also a perfect place to use up that frozen fruit you might have hanging around the freezer, especialyl if they are mixed berries or something tart, like cherries. The sweetness of the Zevia balances out any tartness in the berries, plus the squeeze of lemon juice is perfect for reviving any flavors that might have gone flat in the freezer. Cheers to spring being on its way!

A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale! A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale!

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Blackberry Lemon Spritzer

  • Author: Abby Thompson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Drinks

Description

A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale!


Ingredients

  • 3-4 blackberries
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 1 can Zevia Ginger Ale

Instructions

  1. Place the blackberries in a highball or cocktail glass. Smash with the back of a spoon until berries are mashed. Squeeze the 1/2 of lemon juice into the glass and top with ice cubes. Stir and top with ginger ale.

 

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