We are in the midst of ex tropical cyclone debbie as I write this. For those of us here in Brisbane we are mostly get rain, lots of rain. We have had flash flooding and constant rain since around 1:30 wednesday morning.
But for those in Far North Queensland who bore the brunt of the cyclone they have sustained much worse. They have had rooves ripped from house, garden sheds blown into neighbours yards, boats washed ashore I even saw a photo of a bull shark now stranded once the flood waters receeded.
After this weather event we all need to take a minute to relax and have a drink. And this white wine spritzer would be perfect. It’s light, refreshing and the berries add such a gorgeous colour!
This would cheer up any rainy day.
Also if you want to celebrate surviving the storm with friends and share a nice cocktail with minimal effort this is what you need. Make the berry syrup ahead of time then at the table pour your drinks, a little syrup, some sauvignon blanc (or other white wine, nothing to sweet) and top off white soda water and your done.
I love cocktails and I love making cocktails for family and friends but when there is nore then two or three of us I want something simple and delicous. Basically I am kinda lazy but I want amazing flavours.
Mixed Berry White WIne Spritzer
- 60 ml mixed berry syrup
- 120 ml Sauvignon Blanc
- 120 ml Soda Water
Mixed Berry Syrup
- 150 grams frozen mixed berries
- 3/4 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 lime, juiced
Place a handful of ice in a glass. Pour in the syrup and wine, stir gently to combine and top up with soda water. Serve and enjoy!
Mixed Berry Syrup
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and place over medium heat, cook stirring for 10-12 minutes or until the berries have mostly broken down.
Use a stick blender to puree the berries and pour the syrup into a bottle. Allow to cool completely before using.
The recipe I have given makes 1 drink but you will have enough syrup for 8-10