Nectarine-Mint Spritzer

Real Simple
Similar to white sangria, this version adds the refreshing flavors of mint and vanilla. The best wine for this recipe is a light-bodied, fruity white without oakiness, such as a Riesling.
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

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1 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
1 cup fresh mint leaves, washed and dried
1 bottle (750 ml) fruity white wine
2 limes, thinly sliced
2 oranges, thinly sliced
2 nectarines or peaches, peeled or unpeeled, and sliced
2 cups club soda, chilled

Preparation

Bring the first 3 ingredients to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat, add half the mint leaves, and let cool. Cover and let infuse for 8 hours or overnight. Strain to remove the vanilla bean and mint leaves.

In a large pitcher, combine the sugar mixture, remaining mint leaves, wine, and sliced fruits and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Stir in cold club soda before serving over ice.

The spritzers go well with chicken or fish straight off the grill.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calcium 42 mg
Calories 199
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 31 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fat 0 g
Fiber 2 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 1 mg
Satfat 0 g
Sodium 7 mg