vanilla bean, split lengthwise
fresh mint leaves, washed and dried
bottle (750 ml) fruity white wine
limes, thinly sliced
oranges, thinly sliced
nectarines or peaches, peeled or unpeeled, and sliced
club soda, chilled
- 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.
- 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.
- The spritzers go well with chicken or fish straight off the grill.