Craig is out of town this week at the Aspen Food and Wine Festival, so I am taking up the slack and posting on The Blind Pig Blog while he is having a great time in a beautiful Colorado town.
Since it is 9/11 I am feeling a little patriotic and reflecting on how 20 years can slip by so quickly. We all have our own connections and memories from that horrible day. Tattooed on my brain is the residual eeriness of no airplanes in the sky for several days. I also remember how proud I was to be an American. Individuals from all walks of life were uniting, flying flags, and saying, “God Bless America!” was heartfelt instead of a saying imprinted on the front of a cheap plaque made in China. Twenty years fly by, but sadly I wish Americans could return to some of the sentiments from two decades ago.
Now that summer is closing out, we have a few more light cocktails to share with you and this one is a perfect light sipper. Strawberry Mint Spritz is made with vodka, prosecco, lime sparkling water, a little simple syrup, fresh berries and mint.
First place strawberries in the bottom of your cocktail glass, add a few mint leaves and drizzle in the simple syrup. Muddle these ingredients in the bottom of the glass. Add vodka, prosecco and top off with lime sparkling water. It’s delicious, light and perfect for sipping on a late summer or early fall evening.
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This simple cocktail would taste great with any fresh berries or fruit added. Peaches, blueberries, blackberries, watermelon, cucumbers, cantaloupe, or oranges could be substituted for the strawberries. The possibilities are endless!
Today is Craig’s birthday! If you get a chance wish him a happy one. 🙂
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Strawberry Mint Spritz
- 1/4 cup fresh sliced strawberries
- 5-6 fresh mint leaves
- .5 oz simple syrup
- 1 oz. vodka
- 1.5 oz prosecco
- lime sparkling water
- Place strawberries, mint leaves and simple syrup in the bottom of cocktail glass and muddle.
- Add vodka and chilled prosecco.
- Top off with chilled lime sparkling water.