Nectarine-Mint Spritzer

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preparation
20
minutes
cooking
200
minutes
Serves 6

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

Directions

  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.

 

May 2002

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 0 %
  • Calcium 42 mg
  • Carbohydrate 31 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Fat 0 g
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Iron 1 mg
  • Protein 1 mg
  • Sat Fat 0 g
  • Sodium 7 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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