Health | April 18th 2019

How to make the Perfect Spring Spritz

In partnership with Ketel One Botanical

You guys know I love a good cocktail, especially as we transition into the warmer months. As soon as the weather starts to turn to spring, all I can think of is after-work cocktails with friends on patios!

I’m also super mindful of what I put in my body, and cocktails aren’t always the easiest to maneuver – they can be full of added sugar, and that’s just not what I’m looking to add to my everyday routine. I’m not one to mindlessly indulge, but I love a bit of hedonism (hey, I wrote a whole book on it!). If I’m going to have a cocktail, I’m going to do it right – I want it to be fresh, flavorful, and balanced.

That’s why I’m so into this Blue on Blue cocktail, which is an adapted recipe from my book, Do What Feels Good – we use Ketel One Botanical, which only has 73 calories per serving as opposed to 121 calories in a glass of white wine*, and has no sugar, no carbs, and no artificial flavors or sweeteners. The cocktail is chock full of fruits and herbs that add the perfect amount of flavor and balance.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ketel One Botanical Blue On Blue Recipe:

–       ¼ cup blueberries
–       1 small sprig thyme
–       2 ounces grapefruit juice
–      1.5 ounces Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose
–       2 – 3 ice cubes
–       2 ounces club soda

Serves 1

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries, thyme, and grapefruit juice together.
Add Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose and the ice cubes and shake vigorously for 15 to 30 seconds.
Strain into a rocks glass and add club soda.

Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

And if you don’t have time to whip up the Black on Blue, might I suggest a classic Botanical Spritz? All you need is any of the Ketel One Botanical varietals – pour it over ice with soda water, and garnish with any fresh fruit of your choice. An easy, perfect-for-spring, drink-on-a-patio, classic.

What are you waiting for? Your patio awaits!

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