Monday, June 26, 2006


The strawberries are just beginning to appear in Farmer’s Markets and supermarkets, they’re quite sweet. This drink is great for weekend parties, cooling and refreshing. Use whatever fruit you have on hand, preferably freshly picked from local sources.

500 g fruit (whatever is in season - strawberries, peaches, oranges, pineapple, etc.)
100-150 g sugar (to taste, also depending on sweetness of fruit)
2 bottles white wine (your favourite)
1-2 bottles carbonated/seltzer/mineral water

Cut up the fruit, removing pits or stems, anything that you don't want to eat; cut into large pieces. Place the fruit in a large container and sprinkle with sugar. Then add enough white wine to cover all the fruit. Let the fruit and sugar soak in the wine for 1-2 hours cold in the fridge or on ice. After this time, add the remaining white wine and the sparkling water; stir to mix. Serve cold in glasses.

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