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Hope you’re having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Luckily for me, I’m spending the weekend relaxing and kicking back with good friends at the lake.
In planning our yearly outing, I’m always looking for a new — or at least different — drink recipe to try. So I was inspired from reading last week’s New York Times Magazine article, appropriately called “It’s Time to Update the Wine Spritzer.”
I’ve always been a fan of adding some ginger ale or Sprite Zero to my sauvignon blanc or pinot grigio. Add a twist of lime, and you’ve got yourself a boat-worthy afternoon cocktail.
But if you’re feeling more adventurous, a long weekend is the time to try something new and out of your comfort zone. Here’s a fun blackberry spritzer recipe made with fresh berries– which are ripe for the pickin’ now — courtesy of Taste Food Blog.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Makes about 1 cup
12 ounces blackberries
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until blackberries soften and release their juices, about 10 minutes. Cool. Purée in a food processor, then strain through a fine-meshed sieve. Discard the seeds.
1 part blackberry syrup
2 parts sparkling water, white wine or Proscecco
Lime wedge and mint leaves for garnish
1. Fill a wine or cocktail glass with ice. 2. Add syrup and sparkling water. Stir. Garnish with lime and mint.