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In the meantime, make my mean
|My lilacs are in bloom very late this year.|
Morning of day needed (or night before) mix together in a large pitcher or jar:
1 750 ml bottle dry white wine, such as Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio (don't use great wine)
1/4 cup each brandy, Grand Marnier, simple syrup*
4-6 pieces of watermelon, cut into 1/2-inch thick x 3-inch x 3-inches wide tall pieces
4 strawberries cut in half
1 orange cut in half, juice squeezed into the wine, and one piece put into the wine mixture
6 green grapes or a sliced plum or peach, optional
Cover and let sit in refrigerator at least 6 hours or overnight until very cold.
To serve: For a large wine glass (recommended), use a long spoon to add a piece or two of fruit, and several cubes of ice. Pour in 1/3 cup of the cold wine-fruit mixture, and 2-3 ounces of sparkling water. Enjoy cold. Potent. Sip slowly.
*Simple Syrup: Over medium heat, in a small sauce pan, heat together 1/3 cup each water and white sugar until hot and sugar is melted. Let cool before using. There's a little extra if you'd like to use it for your tea or lemonade.
Have fun stirring things up for yourself,