My 14 year old son particularly loves this drink. He had been wanting me to make a recipe he saw for a strawberry sundae smoothie and was disappointed when I handed him this glass of spritzer. As soon as he took a drink, though, he changed his tune and was soon asking for more.
I have always given my kids watered down juice. Juice was a treat for them when they were little, and since I never gave it to them full strength, they never knew the difference.
Watering down juice cuts down on the cost by making the juice last longer, and it cuts down on the amount of sugar. I always buy 100% juice which means the sugar in it is natural, but sugar none the less.
This drink uses the same idea, but has a twist to it. It uses flavored seltzer water. The seltzer water ads a bit of fizz and flavor without adding sugar (if you buy unsweetened).
One ingredient in this spritzer is peach nectar. It’s something I don’t use very often and it is not 100% juice. However, what I bought used sugar as a sweetener and contained no corn syrup. It has a peach flavor that I just can’t find in other juices.
There are other types of nectar you can buy. I found it in the Mexican section of the grocery store. Some was sold in cans and some in juice boxes.
This drink is a very simple idea and you can of course us different flavored nectar, juice, and seltzer water. Or, if you don’t want to buy nectar, just use juices and seltzer.
Recipe: Fruity Spritzer
- 2 c. peach nectar
- 2 c. orange juice
- 3 c. unsweetened raspberry seltzer water
- Chill all ingredients before making the spritzer.
- Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and serve.
Diet tags: Gluten free