Countdown to July 4th…
Why not make a dash to your local farmers market to grab some summer fruit and whip up this delicious beverage?
Sparkling Rosé-White Sangría with Grand Marnier and Fresh Mint
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
1 medium peach, pit removed and diced small
1 medium nectarine, pit removed and small diced small
1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 plum, pit removed and small diced small
1 pint red raspberries
Large fresh mint leaves, to taste
½ vanilla bean, seeds and pod: slice down the length of the pod, spread open, and scrape out the flesh by pressing with a butter knife
½ cup Grand Marnier
1 bottle Viognier white wine, chilled
1 bottle sparkling rosé wine, chilled
Combine the peach, nectarine, strawberries, plum, raspberries, mint, vanilla seeds and pod, Grand Mariner and Viognier in a large container.
If time permits, refrigerate for a few hours to allow the fruit to chill.
Pour into a pitcher or punch bowl, then just before serving, add the bottle of sparkling rosé.