Refreshing Lemon Sparkler

March 30, 2011

 

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I was perusing my Southern Living magazine the other day and found a recipe for a lemonade cocktail of sorts. It sounded amazing, but (per usual) I didn’t have half the ingredients needed so I made my own version. I’m seriously beginning to wonder why I even bother with recipes. I never follow them. Never.

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All you need to make this cocktail is some white wine, a lemon, a splash of club soda and a sprig of mint.

Lucky for me I had wine in the house. No surprise there.

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Any old wine will do. No need to get fancy.

Pour about a half glass of wine and add squeeze of lemon juice and a splash of soda.

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Mix and add a bit of ice if desired.

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Garnish with mint and sip till your heart’s content.

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Love this drink for a picnic or back yard barbecue. Tis the season… well, almost!

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laura April 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm

i’ll be honest, i dont really like white wine. too sweet for me. but i do like lemonade. just saved it to my online cookbook (http://cookmarked.com). I’ll give it a shot, but if the wine thing doesn’t work i might just sub for vodka. ;)

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods April 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm

You could always use a dry white wine. Vodka sounds very tempting!

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Jenny W April 1, 2011 at 8:36 am

I’m dreaming of making this drink with some of the cheap white wine we have and sipping it out on our deck….and it’s warm and sunny. Those days can’t be too far away, right?

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods April 1, 2011 at 10:01 am

I sincerely hope not!

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JehanP March 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm

This looks so simple and refreshing, perfect for summer.

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Homer March 31, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Yes please!

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Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum March 31, 2011 at 7:33 am

I have all these things in my fridge right now. Looks like I’ll be drinking this after work tonight! :)

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 31, 2011 at 8:20 am

hooray! :)

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Faith @ lovelyascharged March 30, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Genius! You know, you never really hear about wine being mixed with anything, but that sounds so unbelievably refreshing!

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heather March 30, 2011 at 5:43 pm

At first glance I figured it would be lemonade with fizzy water, but add wine and so much better! We’ve not done many wine-based drinks — only sangria once or twice, and since I’m not a fan of hard liquor (“hidden” in a drink or not), this is about as mixed as it’s going to get. An excuse to buy more white wine!

Cheers,

*Heather*

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Love any excuse (or none) to have wine!

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Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls March 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I love this in so many ways. I did the this other day with sparkling pink lemon-aid… divine! And got me mighty excited for summer!

Great blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 30, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Thank you, Mary! Love the idea of using pink lemonade, so fun!

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Clarissa March 30, 2011 at 10:28 am

Sans the white wine, this looks awesome!

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm

You could easily do this booze free. :)

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Campbell March 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

Make me this please

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 30, 2011 at 9:44 am

You got it!

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Dishes of Mrs. Fish March 30, 2011 at 8:14 am

This looks so refreshing! So easy too! Can’t wait until it warms up to enjoy this on my deck. :)

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Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 30, 2011 at 8:27 am

I know, I think I jumped the gun a tad, hoping it would bring warm weather!

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