Easy, Breezy Patriotic Spritzer

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Spritzer Cocktail

With only five ingredients, this Americana hued spritzer makes the perfect summer refresher - with or without a splash of vodka!

The star ice cubes really make this drink super fun and "instagrammable!" I snagged a star-shaped silicone ice cube tray (doubles as a great chocolate mold, too!) from the seasonal aisle at HyVee. There's also a great one available on Houzz. *Hint, make your ice the night before! This ensures your ice will freeze and be ready when it's mixing time. I really wanted to make my stars red, however, my husband and I are not juice drinkers - so no cranberry juice or fruit punch in our house. On the flip-side, we are definitely cocktail drinkers! Haha!  I had a jar of Marchino Cherries in the fridge and added a few drops of the cherry juice into my star tray with the water. Voila! Red star ice cubes.

For the drink I used one can of La Croix Grapefruit Sparkling Water (I seriously use this as a mixer for EVERYTHING!) a splash of club soda, a 2 shots of Tito's vodka (one in each drink), and frozen blueberries. Definitely easy, breezy.

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Cocktail Spritzer

Ingredients

  • One 12oz Can La Croix Grapefruit Sparkling Water
  • Two shots of vodka (or go virgin-style and skip the booze!)
  • 4-6 ounces of club soda
  • Star ice cube tray
  • Red juice of choice (optional for red star ice cubes)
  • Frozen blueberries for garnish

Directions

Pour 1/2 of a 12oz can of La Croix Grapefruit Sparkling Water into each glass. Add 1 shot of vodka into each glass. Add star ice cubes and a sprinkle of frozen blueberries. Top with club soda. *Note, you could easily just use La Croix and skip the club soda, however I am always trying to cut the sweetness and I personally enjoy the extra fizz from the club soda.

*Note, you'll notice that I ended up with a pink/red drink. I didn't anticipate that the cherry juice in my ice cubes would bleed, but it made that much prettier :)


Literally, any flavor of La Croix makes a great mixer for at-home cocktails. It has zero calories and zero sugar making it my absolute go-to favorite drink in the entire world. And did I mention that it's delicious?! Ha. (If you can't tell, I love this stuff!)

Hope y'all enjoy this easy drink recipe! Let me know what you think and if you end up making one, tag me in your pics on Insta! I'm always looking for easy fun drink concoctions, so share those, too!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Weekend!

Laura