Saturday’s Refreshment: Sunny StrawberryPosted: May 13, 2012
I’m not really one to boast, but I made something delicious yesterday.
It was a beeeeeeeautiful day and DT and I puttered around out in the yard. We were craving something fruity and refreshing….my first thought was chilled white wine, but I wanted to dress it up a bit. My next thought was Sangria, but we didn’t have a bunch of different fruit on hand to throw in. What we did have were strawberries that needed to be used.
Sooooooo….my Sunny Strawberry drink came to life.
DT did a quick Google search for strawberries and white wine and found this Strawberry Spritzer for inspiration.
Note: we had this bottle of Winking Owl wine from the Hawkeye tailgate last fall. It’s cheap ($2.99 a bottle – ha!), but it did the trick before a football game and surely did the trick for my little drink creation. However, I wouldn’t be opposed to splurging on wine more than $3 the next time I make this. 😉
I cut up about eight strawberries and threw them into a pitcher.
Then I muddled the fruit with a few pinches of sugar.
I could have eaten the mashed berries and sugar by the spoonful, it was soooo delectable. Like fresh, homemade jam. In a pitcher.
In pours the Winking Owl….
Look at that beautiful color!
Then the club soda. Measurements were not precise….a few cups, I suppose. (Helpful, isn’t it?!)
I added a few more pinches of sugar – the drink came together perfectly, but was still a bit tart.
The combination of strawberries and white wine cannot be beat, this was so delicious! The club soda added bubbly effervescence. It hit the spot exactly on such a bright and sunny Saturday.
We’re eating well and celebrating our moms today….DT and I are lucky, lucky, lucky.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mamma Lori and Mamma Susan! We love you!