Last Updated on June 25, 2021 by Fiona Maclean
A low calorie, low alcohol gin spritz
With summer finally here, it’s the perfect weather for winding down the day with an early evening Gin and Tonic in the garden. But lately, I have been trying to reduce my alcohol consumption, whilst also trying to avoid piling on the pounds. So, I was really pleased to get the opportunity to try out Pinkster Spritz, which is made from locally grown raspberries leftover from producing Pinkster gin. With a regular measure of 25ml Pinkster Spritz, it has no more than 40 calories when mixed with soda, a third of the calories than your average glass of wine, so you can enjoy all the fun but with just 4.8% vol and 0.6 units of alcohol per serving.
There are two different flavours to try, Elderflower & Raspberry which is crafted with wild elderflowers foraged from East Anglian hedgerows, or Raspberry & Hibiscus, infused with exotic hibiscus flowers. It’s a great option if you want a grown-up drink but don’t want to indulge in too much alcohol.
This wonderfully light and refreshing drink is ideal for those long summer nights, serve with soda water and a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime…. it looks very pretty, plus it’s delicious and satisfyingly far better for you than your average bottle gin tipple! It’s the kind of easy drink I really enjoy sipping outside in the sun or in the early evening.
If you’d like the chance to win one of each bottle for yourself (worth £28 each so a prize value of £56!) do enter our giveaway – remember to answer the mandatory question and let me know who you’d like to sit drinking Pinkster Spritz with.
Looking for something different? Check out our list of easy summer cocktails