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Nectarine-Mint Spritzer

Yield Makes 6 servings
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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