Rhubarb Mint Spritzer

April 20th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1 gallon

Ingredients

1 pound rhubarb, ends trimmed and cut into ½ inch pieces
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
Ice
Seltzer water

Directions

Combine the rhubarb, lemon zest, lemon juice, mint, sugar and the water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for about 6-8 minutes. Strain, cool and reserve liquid. Place the rhubarb syrup in a large pitcher of ice, fill with seltzer water and serve.

Melon & Herb White Sangria

November 2nd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS

1 cup balled honeydew melon
1 cup balled cantaloupe cubed
½ cup balled galia melon
1/2 cup basil chopped
½ cup mint chopped
¼ cup honey
juice and zest of one lemon, lime and orange
2 bottles cava or an effervescent white wine

PREPARATION

Muddle basil, mint, honey, zest and juice and combine with wine and melons. Let stand in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes until cold before serving.

Lemon Thyme Chardonnay Spritzer

November 2nd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS

1 cup lemon thyme simple syrup
½ cup lemon thyme
½ cup sugar
½ cup lemon juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 bottles chardonnay
½ cup sparkling water

PREPARATION

To make the lemon thyme simple syrup place the lemon thyme, lemon juice and zest and sugar in a saucepan, and boil until all the sugar dissolves. Take off heat and set aside for 10 minutes, strain and cool. Mix together with the chardonnay and sparkling water and refrigerate until cold. Garnish with a thyme leaf and a lemon wedge.

Raspberry Mint Champagne Spritzer

November 2nd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS

½ cup raspberries
¼ cup chopped mint
¼ cup orange juice
1 bottle champagne

PREPARATION

Mash a few raspberries and mix with the mint and the orange juice. Place a spoon full of the mixture in a champagne glass and fill with champagne. Add a few whole raspberries to each glass.

Strawberry Ginger Basil Cava Spritzer

November 2nd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS

½ cup strawberries with tops removed
2 T honey
1 T chopped ginger
¼ cup chopped basil
juice and zest of 2 limes
1 bottle of cava

PREPARATION

With a handheld mixer, mix the strawberries, honey, ginger zest, juice and basil until well blended. Pour a bit of the mixture at the bottom of a champagne glass and fill with the cava. Garnish with a strawberry.

Black Currant Tea & Tarragon Rose Spritzer

November 2nd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS

3 black currant tea bags
1 pint of water
¼ cup chopped tarragon
¼ cup sugar
1 bottle of rose sparkling wine

PREPARATION

Boil pint of water and pour over tarragon, sugar and tea bags. Let steep for about 10 minutes, strain and refrigerate until cool. Mix with rose wine and serve very cold.

Basil Lemonade Pinot Gris Spritzer

November 2nd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS

1 cup chopped basil
1 cup sparkling lemonade, or juice and zest of 2 lemons & 1 cup sparkling water
¼ cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 bottle of pinot gris
lemons for garnish

PREPARATION

Mix the basil, pinch of salt, sugar and lemonade in a blender or food processor (or use a hand held processor) and blend until all the basil is in very fine particles and mixed well. Mix the basil mixture with the wine in a pitcher and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until cool or cold. Garnish with lemons.

Summer Fruit & Herb Red Wine Sangria

November 2nd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS

½ cup pitted and halved cherries
½ cup raspberries
½ cup chopped peaches
½ cup chopped apricots
½ cup chopped strawberries
½ cup blueberries
juice and zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
2 bottles of red wine
1 bottle sparkling water
½ cup fresh thyme simple syrup (1/4 cup chopped thyme, ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup water)

PREPARATION

To make the thyme simple syrup place the thyme, water and sugar in a saucepan and boil until all the sugar dissolves. Take off heat and set aside for 10 minutes. Strain and cool.

Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher and let stand for 2 hours. Serve room temperature.

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