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Recipe: Muddled Berry Wine Spritzer

Our wine week continues with a wine spritzer recipe. Refreshing, effervescent and light, this simple cocktail combines white wine, muddled berries and seltzer in an easy sipping spring drink. This practically screams patio season. I used a Pinot Grigio from Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, and the notes of fresh peach and citrus complemented the juicy, muddled berries. Feel free to swap out berries or try a different white- a white zinfandel will add more floral aromas.

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Muddled Berry Wine Spritzer (serves 4)

  • 1 bottle of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio (750 mL), chilled
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • ½ cup ice per drink (so 2 cups total)
  • 1 cup sparkling beverage*

*for more sweetness use Sprite, less use a plain seltzer

  1. Place strawberries, blueberries and raspberries in a saucepan on the stove and simmer on low for 10 minutes, or until the berries release their juices. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  2. You will have to shake up each beverage separately. Add ¼ of the berry mixture and muddle. Add ¼ of the wine and ½ cup of ice.
  3. Shake up the mixture, then pour into glasses. Repeat with remaining three drinks.
  4. Top each wine cooler with sparkling beverage and stir to combine.
  5. Garnish with fresh thyme and strawberries.

-By Alexa Lampasona for the Food & More blog

7 comments Add your comment

donkey200

April 23rd, 2014
1:58 pm

I guess you’re getting paid by Woodbridge to push their product. Hmm.

Alexa Lampasona

April 23rd, 2014
5:24 pm

Hi Donkey,
I was not paid to post- You can use any type of wine but that is just the bottle I used.

Ned Ludd

April 23rd, 2014
8:33 pm

Alexa—you answered a comment from a donkey! What would Shrek think? Confession–your recipe is right on target, love it, but we add a shot of rum for…flavor?

Art

April 23rd, 2014
9:13 pm

Come on Ned, tell us what brand of rum you use… We know you’re getting paid to push “rum”.

Ned Ludd

April 24th, 2014
7:29 am

Good point Art—Alexa needs to take a NASCAR lesson–’I want to thank the folks at Reidle for furnishing such a great glass with my Maytag produced icecubes sitting on a tablecloth from Crate and barrel ……….ad infinitum, ad nauseum.

Ginny

April 27th, 2014
10:00 am

What is “muddle”?

Ginny

April 27th, 2014
10:01 am

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