Katherine here, ready to share my latest recommendation.

Those who know me well know I enjoy a glass or two of vino in the evening.  What Southern gal doesn’t?  Unfortunately, I’ve struggled the past year or two with additional pounds that creep onto my mid-section.  I doubt the nightly wine helps, so I’ve worked hard to resist the evening drink during the weeknights.  This is much harder during the summer, when we’ve been at the beach or pool all day and don’t have to run off to sports or other kids’ activities in the evenings.  And when I do drink, it makes waking up in time for the 5:15 a.m. exercise class I’ve been taking darn hard.

But I think I’ve found a solution to my woes thanks to a cocktail recipe I found on the Martha Stewart website.   Now, before I go on, you should note I’ve long believed the wine spritzer was a drink only my mother and her friends would enjoy.  But maybe they’re on to something.  This tasty white wine spritzer is wonderfully refreshing, and perfect for a lazy summer night.  Oh—I can also still get up in the morning for my workout.  Saving calories at night while still having a bit of wine, and burning it all off in the morning.  Win-Win!

Here’s the super-simple recipe:DSC_0008

½ cup of ice cubes
5 ounces of your favorite chilled white wine
3 ounces of chilled seltzer
A few watermelon or cantaloupe balls (cute and festive)

For other summer drink ideas, visit Martha Stewart’s Everyday Blog.

Now it’s your turn to share with us and others…what’s your favorite summer drink?