You know that bottle of wine that’s been sitting in your house for like 5 months now? The one that a random guest brought over…It’s that dry white wine, and you and I both know you will not drink that bottle, even if there’s nothing else in the house. So you’re looking for the next time you’re invited to someone you’re only quasi friendly with so you can re-gift it. Well my friend look no further. I have a way you can dispose of said bottle, and still not make that face you do when someone passes you dry white wine from their kiddush.
yeah, that one.
Anyway, this is really simple, and added bonus, you get to get rid of that bottle, and it will taste good. It’s so economical, it’s good for the environment, it’s like I’ve gone green.
Look how green I’ve got:
All rite – enough dilly-dallying, onto the booze.
The only thing you have to do is make a simple syrup. This is so brain-dead easy, but I want to clear something up. A simple syrup is equal parts water and sugar heated together until they combine. A simple syrup is not 2 parts sugar to 1 part water, that my friend is a syrup that eventually becomes caramel when heated long enough. So 1 part sugar 1 part water= simple syrup.
So take 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water, and heat until they combine. Set aside and let cool
Then take around 6 strawberries, and cut them in half, and put it in the pitcher, and pour in simple syrup.
Now the original recipe calls for lemon, but I didn’t have them, so I used limes, which is all that I had, and it worked out fine.
Take lime/lemon, and cut in half. Juice one half and put into the pitcher, and the other half cut into half moons, and put into pitcher along with a handful of blueberries. Then pour in the bottle of wine. I used a bottle of chardonnay, but you can use savignon blanc, or any other dry white.
Set aside in the fridge and let chill, and serve cold.
This is the ultimate vaybishe drink, but I’ll be honest with you – It’s really refreshing on a super hot day, and since when I make something stronger like a margarita or a mojito, no one ends up drinking it, and I end up drinking alone. So being that I’m a peoples person, I made this for my guests, but no one drank it! So yeah, whatever.
(adapted from The Kosher Foodies)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 6 big strawberries
- 1/2 lemon or lime, cut into half moons
- Juice from half of said lemon/lime
- 1 bottle Chardonnay (or any other dry white wine)
- A handful of blueberries
- Make simple syrup by heating the water and the sugar over a medium flame, stirring often, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool for a few minutes.
- Cut up the strawberries and put them in a pitcher. Pour in the simple syrup
- Add the lime slices, lime juice, wine and blueberries. Stir and refrigerate.
- Serve over ice , garnished with strawberry slices.