Schorle

In Germany’s Pfalz wine region a schorle is a refreshing drink you can have either with wine or with juice. In the USA, we call it a ‘spritzer’, but the connotation really doesn’t do it the justice it deserves. This part juice or wine and mineral water or club soda will produce a healthy alternative to that nightly beer.

Wine on its own will dehydrate you, so mixing it with mineral water will help keep you hydrated.

On January 1 of 2017, I started this new food & drink lifestyle and gave up my nightly IPA. Now, I enjoy a juice schorle. Welches make a great Antioxidant Super Berry juice, that is very low in sugar content (36g), 64 oz at Kroger goes for around $4 bucks. I mix it ¼ of juice with ¾ of club soda, consuming about 40 ounces per night.

If you need something with a little more bang after a stressful day, sub the juice with some wine. If you like a drier wine make sure the alcohol content is at least 12%, like a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

If you find yourself in Germany’s Pfalz wine region order up a Riesling Schorle! Prost!