Blood Orange Spritzer

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Ingredients
  • 6 blood oranges
  • 2 bottles designer label Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio
  • 1 cup club soda
  • ½ cup brandy (optional)
  • 12 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries 
  • ½ cup turbinado sugar, to rim glasses for serving (optional)
  • lemon or lime slice for prepare glass rim for sugar (optional)

Directions

In a small bowl combine turbinado sugar and some zest of one of the blood oranges. Use your fingers to rub the zest with the sugar crystals until fragrant. Set aside.

In a large pitcher, combine the juice of 4 of the blood oranges (removing any seeds), club soda, brandy, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and Pinot Grigio. Chop the remaining 2 blood oranges into round slices, then separate along natural sections. Stir the ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Note, the flavor gets better as it sits. 

Rub a lemon or lime slice around the rim of each wine glass then dunk the glass rim in the bowl of sugar and zest until it adheres and is fully coated.

When ready to serve, add ice to each glass and pour the spritzer over it. Cheers!

 

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