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Yesterday, I was suddenly struck by the fact that… SUMMER IS OVER (well, not technically, but you know what I mean – end of August, back-to-school, etc).  Where did the summer go?!  I had a great time but – man – that went fast.


I am operating in “one more summer experience!” mode now.  “One more trip to the lake… let’s go to the pool; soon, it will be closed… let’s have a grill-out… let’s get out the baby pool… let’s try to catch fireflies…”  Before we know it – the smell of pumpkin spice will be in the air (wahoo!).  But for now – I’m going to try to make this absolutely wonderful summer last.


We went to see Julie’s new baby yesterday, and afterwards, we hung out at the lake.  Which pretty much meant I spent the entire time batting Claire’s sandy hands out of her mouth (apparently, sand is yummy). 


I had to laugh when we rolled up (literally).  I felt like I was moving in.  Three bags for one hour on the beach?!  This is how I know I have two littles…


But all the packing and planning was worth it.  It was sunny and fun and relaxing. 


Claire and I munched on these from the CVS Gold Emblem line – pretty much the only ingredients are freeze-dried blueberries and apples!  Yum.


Came home and made one of these… my favorite end-of-summer drink!


I should clarify… Raspberry Spritzers are actually my SECOND favorite summer drink.


My #1 favorite is this sangria recipe.  It’s the bomb.


But Raspberry Spritzers hold a special place in my heart.  They are delicious and girly without being overly sweet.  And they are super simple to make.


You need plain sparkling water, white wine (don’t spend money on something fancy here, a plain table wine or a Pinot Grigio will be fine), and frozen raspberries.


To Make:


Fill a wine glass with ice and about 1/3 cup frozen raspberries.

Fill halfway to 2/3s with sparkling water.

Fill to top with white wine.



Told you it was simple!  And it’s super good.  <3


What’s your favorite drink of all time?


I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy as one of the “Gold Emblem Abound Trail Makers” this year.



  • Kate August 26, 2015, 7:27 am

    The Raspberry Spritzer looks perfect for a summer evening.
    I either go with wine or Hugo: it’s prosecco, sparkling water, a little bit of lime, fresh mint, and elderflower sirup. Super refreshing on a warm summer evening…

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed August 26, 2015, 7:40 am

    My favorite drink of all time might be a pina colada! Yum 🙂 I hate when people say “summer is over” before August ends… my birthday is on the 31st. Summer is definitely not over until at least then haha.

  • Katie August 26, 2015, 8:01 am

    I’m a big fan of grapefruit la croix, tequila, oj, and a splash of cointreau. So dang delicious! Summer is definitely over, those last few weeks in september just don’t count.

  • Cassie August 26, 2015, 8:26 am

    I can’t believe summer is nearly over either! But it is sure feeling like fall here… for now. My favorite drink is almond milk… a tad boring… but at 37 weeks pregnant I can’t remember any alcoholic beverages anymore.

  • Amanda August 26, 2015, 9:11 am

    Yumm that spritzer sounds delicious!

  • kristin | W [H] A T C H August 26, 2015, 9:40 am

    i am really, really not ready for summer to be over! i am totally going to make this raspberry spritzer for the beach on saturday.

  • Katie sB August 26, 2015, 11:37 am

    I’m going to have to say mimosas!

  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen August 28, 2015, 11:43 am

    This spritzer looks like my kind of drink! Pinning for later 🙂

  • Rebecca @ Strong as Stone August 30, 2015, 8:55 pm

    With all the raspberries going crazy in my garden, your spritzer came at a perfect time! My go to summer drink would be a homemade frozen Margarita blended with tequila, ice, honey, lime, triple sec and whatever frozen berry I have on hand. This fall, I’ll probably be transitioning over to red wine and hot toddys

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