Nectarine-Mint Spritzer

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.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Real Simple

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 42mg
  • Calories: 199
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Protein: 1mg
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 7mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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