Fresh Lime “Gritzer”-No Calorie

All summer, I’ve been trying to find alternatives to soda to beat the heat. I wanted these beverages to contain no sugar, be low cost and easy to make by the glass or an entire pitcher.
Here are a few that I’ve shared with you:
No Calorie Sweet Green Tea
No Calorie Sweet Iced Coffee
Skinny Orange Julius


Today, I am going to show you how to make a “Gritzer”, thus named by Biceps by combining Spritzer with our last name Greiman. He’s an inventive little bugger, isn’t he?
This drink is sweet, fresh, crisp and transports you to an island oasis with its limey-ness. (Yes, that’s a word.) So, throw on your flip flops, turn on some Beach Boy’s music and have a Gritzer.


Here’s all that you’ll need to make a Gritzer (makes 1 Liter):
1 Liter of Diet Tonic Water (sweetened with Splenda)*
1 Lime
1/4 tsp Liquid Stevia
*here’s my disclaimer, Tonic Water contains quinine. Some people cannot consume this product. I have yet to find an alternative.


Fill a pitcher with the Diet Tonic Water.


Wash one whole lime first, then cut into wedges and squeeze into pitcher. Throw the limes into the liquid if desired.


Add 1/4 tsp of Liquid Stevia (more or less depending upon your sweet needs).


Stir a couple of times, pour into your favorite “fancy glass” and garnish with another lime wedge. Now, let’s partake of your Fresh Lime Gritzer.

Sit back, take a sip and let yourself be transported to Aruba, Jamaica, ooh they want to take you to Bermuda, Bahamas, come on pretty Momma….


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17 Responses to "Fresh Lime “Gritzer”-No Calorie"

  1. Jaime says:

    That sounds refreshing!! Will have to try it one day.

    Visiting from the “Foodie Friday” blog hop. 🙂

  2. Carole says:

    I must look into Stevia. I found this via Simple Living with Diane Balch. I linked in a spicy and crunchy coleslaw. Cheers.

  3. Katie @ Little Becky Homecky says:

    So perfect for the summer! Thanks for linking this up to Fantabulous Friday at Little Becky Homecky!!

  4. Myric says:

    I love you summer drinks ideas and I love the fact that it has no calorie! Thanks for sharing

    • Rebekah says:

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad that you’ve liked all the drink recipes-hope it hasn’t been too much. I just love change and alternatives. I get bored with the same ‘ol same ‘ol. You know!?

  5. Diane Balch says:

    Looks really refreshing, thanks for sharing your drink on foodie friday.

  6. The Better Baker says:

    Oh you made me giggle! I was wondering just what a Gritzer was…Biceps is definitely creative too. =) This sounds very refreshing and yummy. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck. Keep cool!!

  7. Jill says:

    Sounds so refreshing! Perfect alternative to soda!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. Tamara @ Etcetorize says:

    Ahhhh, that looks soooo refreshing! Perfect for summer. So glad you linked up at Etcetorize this week~

  9. Danni Baird says:

    I love lime and was happy to discover Stevia several years ago when someone gave me a plant! Thanks for sharing this recipe…I’ll be trying it out on my deck!

    • Rebekah says:

      We just enjoyed some last night on our back porch. Hubby even left out the Stevia just to try it & it was tart but still great. Enjoy!

  10. Nicole says:

    Sounds refreshing! I’m all about the lemons & limes right now. Visiting from 36th Ave linkup 🙂

  11. Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com says:

    Gorgeous photos and good for you you are going sugar free…..

    btw Did you see my healthy healing mint water recipe? just add mint and lemons and you won’t need sugar… Just use the search on my blog

    Thank you for linking it up at
    Looking forward to seeing you again later today with another fabulous project!


  12. Kathy B. Southern Made In The Shade says:

    Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. new follower

  13. Potholes & Pantyhose | Summer Drink Round-Up says:

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  14. Cheri says:

    I featured you today.



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