June 17, 2024

Blackberry Summertime Spritzer by Helen Agresti, R.D.

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Blackberry Summertime Spritzer

Create a vacation vibe any day of the week with this refreshing drink!

This spritzer recipe is a skinny and refreshing twist to the Moscow Mule.  Blackberries are our favorite and they are in peak season.  Blackberries are high in fiber (1 cup provides approximately 8 grams), vitamins A, C, and K, and the antioxidant anthocyanin, which give them their purple hue.  You can’t go wrong muddling them into a beverage.  They add a naturally sweet and refreshing flavor.

(1 serving)
•    5 blackberries
•    1 part ginger beer
•    2 parts club soda
•    1/2 lemon, juiced
•    1 teaspoon agave or honey
•    1/2 c ice
•    1 sprig mint
*For an adult drink add 1 shot of Ketel One Citroen

1. Muddle blackberries to preferred consistency.
2. Add the following ingredients as listed.
3. Top with a sprig of mint.

Recipe courtesy of Helen Agresti, RD. Helen Agresti is a Registered Dietitian with Professional Nutrition Consulting, LLC, www.pronutritionconsulting.com.