Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Cocktail #24 - White Peach White Wine Spritzer

Ah, summer. The days are getting hotter and we want to lighten things up a bit.

If you're looking to save a few calories, or just consume less alchohol this summer, try a spritzer.

White Peach White Wine Spritzer
1 bottle white wine (I like Pinot Gris, Gew├╝rtztraminer, Gr├╝ner Veltliner)
2 white peaches
3 c club soda
cheese cloth
mint sprigs, for garnish

1) Peel one peach and chop into large chunks.
2) Puree the peeled peach in a food processor or with a hand blender and set aside.
3) Chop the other peach and place in a large pitcher.
4) Pour the bottle of wine into the pitcher.
5) Place the pureed peach into the cheesecloth and squeeze to strain juices into the pitcher. Discard pulp or reserve for another use (like your next sorbet).
6) Pour the club soda into the pitcher.
7) Place ice into a large wine glass or highball glass.
8) Pour the spritzer over the ice and garnish with mint sprig.

2 red beans:

tallmisto said...

I love anything peach. I want one of these right now, it looks so nice and cool and clean.

Make a Roux said...

I love peaches , too!

It was definitely a cool and refreshing drink. Funny you should use the word "clean". I would have poured the peach puree right in, but instead chose to squeeze it through a cheesecloth. I thought things might look too "muddy" if I'd added the puree.

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