I know the northeast got snow this week, but it’s already into the 90’s where I live.

It’s also practically raining cotton, so my throat is swollen, my eyes are little watering slits, and I’m sneezing like nobody’s business.  Ahhhh, Kansas in the spring.  There’s nothing quite like it.  =)

Anywhoo, this kind of weather makes me awfully thirsty, you know?

What’s great about this drink is that it’s just about as good sans alcohol.  The mint sprigs and lime juice really crisp up the drink, with just the right about of sweetness from the berries to keep it extra interesting.  Perfect for sipping on the deck while Doodle practices his t-ball swing (can you see the baseball bases in my first picture?  Whoops.).

I’m thinking this might be good with blueberries and lemon–what do you think?

Strawberry Sparklers
 
For a non-alcoholic version, just omit the wine. You can even use plain water--this makes for a pretty presentation when entertaining!
Ingredients
  • one bottle sweet white wine (I used a Moscato)
  • sparkling water (I used a strawberry flavor)
  • 4 to 5 limes
  • mint sprigs
  • 1 pint strawberries
Method
  1. Slice the strawberries into vertical slivers, tear mint leaves roughly, and add both to a large pitcher. Squeeze the juice of your limes into the pitcher and gently muddle (mash) the ingredients using a wooden spoon.
  2. Add equal parts wine and sparkling water, and lots of ice.

Happy Friday, everyone!