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July 17, 2016

by Alyssa Rimmer

Watermelon Lime Spritzers

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These Watermelon Lime Spritzers are the perfect healthy cocktail recipe for a summer day. Made with four ingredients, naturally gluten-free + low sugar!

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Today we're celebrating all things summer with a fun, flavorful and healthy cocktail recipe! Since I know, like me, many of you also like to enjoy the occasional adult beverage, I figured we should all have a recipe that's easy to make at home and has some actual nutritional value.

Enter these amazing Watermelon Lime Spritzers!

They're a light, summery and super refreshing drink that uses homemade watermelon juice, lime juice, vodka and just a splash of seltzer!

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I know that alcohol and healthy eating don't normally go hand in hand, but I believe that life is all about balance and moderation.

And since I know many of us are headed to family gatherings, barbecues and summer parties, I wanted to give you something healthy and delicious to serve to guests (or enjoy yourself!). These watermelon lime spritzers use just four ingredients, take less than 5 minutes to make and are the perfect “mixed drink”.

They go well with pretty much all things summer, so you can serve them at a BBQ, bring some to the beach or even when you're having a girls night.

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It starts with the juice which is just watermelon and lime.

To make it, just add cubed watermelon and three peeled limes into your high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Then you're going to want to remove the pulp by straining it through a nut milk bag (or cheesecloth would work too), until you're left with that gorgeous red juice.

(*note: if you have a juicer, you just juice the fruit)

Then you add your vodka and top it with some seltzer!

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What makes this drink “healthy” you might ask? For starters, it's made with fresh fruit, has just 9g of sugar per serving, uses a clear alcohol (vodka) which is easier on your system and adds in seltzer for a sparkle!

This drink…

  • won't send your blood sugar on a roller coaster
  • will help keep you hydrated
  • won't get you tipsy too quickly, which can be the case with most other mixed drinks (just be mindful to drink responsibly and have water in between your drinks!)
  • is naturally gluten-free

Plus it packs well for a picnic, beach day or even post-run meet up with friends!

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If you're heading out for the day and want to bring a drink with you, these can totally be made ahead of time. The juice will keep in the fridge for 1 – 2 days, so you can just pack up your picnic basket your juice and seltzers and be out the door in a flash.

It would also be the perfect accompaniment to some of my summer meals like Tex-Mex Quinoa Burgers, BBQ Quinoa Pizza, Pesto Zucchini Noodles and more!

Your turn…

Hope you enjoy this refreshing healthy cocktail! I'd love to know what you think of this recipe – leave a comment below and let me know if you'd like to see more healthy cocktails like this. And make sure to tag @simplyquinoa if you try this recipe!

Happy summering!

xx Alyssa

 

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Watermelon Lime Spritzers

These Watermelon Lime Spritzers are light, summery and super refreshing drink that uses homemade watermelon juice, lime juice and one of my new fave drinks: hard seltzer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 111kcal
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Ingredients

  • 6 heaping cups chopped watermelon
  • 3 limes
  • 6 oz vodka
  • 20 oz plain seltzer
  • Ice as needed
  • Lime slices to garnish

Instructions

  • Add the watermelon to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  • Place a nut milk bag over a bowl and pour the contents on the blender into the bag. Gently squeeze the liquid from the bag and discard the remaining pulp.
  • Juice limes and set aside.
  • Add 1 oz vodka, 1/4 cup watermelon juice and 2 tablespoons lime juice into each glass. Stir together.
  • Top each glass with ice cubes and seltzer and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 170mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg

 

 

 

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  4. Thank you so MUCH for the Watermelon Lime Spritzer recipe.
    I’d bought a 6-pack of the White Claw natural lime hard seltzer a couple of weeks ago after taste-testing it at a local grocery store, and hadn’t been able to come up with an idea of how to use it (other than over ice).
    Now that I have an idea courtesy of you, I need to go buy watermelon and limes! 🙂

    • That’s amazing!! Hope you enjoy it 🙂 It’s such a fun, summery drink and obviously amazing with the lime seltzer!!

    • They’re still in the expansion process, but I’ll check with them to see if it’s possible to ship 🙂 Stay tuned!

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