Prickly Pear Wine Spritzer #SundaySupper

    This week the theme for #SundaySupper is Beat the Heat which is being hosted by Jen at Juanita’s Cosina.    It’s been in the 90′s here on and off for the past month and the only thing I wanted to beat the heat was a nice, cool drink.  Whenever it’s hot, I want something that is light, fruity, and refreshing. 

     Last month my little brother went to Sedona, Arizona.  He took some breathtaking pictures of the sites and made me totally jealous for not being there.  However he did bring me back a present.  He brought me back a bottle of Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup because he knows how much I love to cook and enjoy using new ingredients.  I am totally new to Prickly Pear Syrup but I instantly had a ton of ideas.  My brother enjoys cooking as well so he told me he’d be happy to taste my creations.

     I wasn’t really sure what the flavor of the syrup would be so instead of trying to use it in a baked good right off the bat I opted for trying it out in a mixed drink first.  This past week was scorching hot and I was dying for a white wine spritzer so I jazzed it up with some of this syrup.

     The flavors in the spritzer were perfect for a hot summer day.  The Pinot Grigio is a crisp white wine that holds the flavors of the Prickly Pear Syrup, lemons, and limes.  The drink was just barely sweet and bursting with fruit flavor.  The syrup also turned the drink a gorgeous pink color that looked so pretty with the lemon and lime wedges.  I can’t wait to make this for our next #SundaySupper with friends!  I know it will be a huge hit!

Prickly Pear Wine Spritzer (an original Hezzi-D recipe)
3/4 c. Pinot Grigio (or any other white wine)
1/2 c. seltzer water
2 T. Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup
1 t. sugar (if using a dry white wine)
1 c. ice
3 lemon slices, thinly cut
3 lime slices, thinly cut
lemon and lime wedges for garnishing

1.  Pour the Pinot Grigio, seltzer water, Prickly pear syrup, and sugar in a shaker.  Shake well for 1 minutes.

2.  Strain the beverage into a tall glass filled with ice.  Add in the thinly cut lemon and lime slices.  Garnish with a lemon and lime wedge and a drizzle of the Prickly Pear Syrup.

Don’t forget to check out these other #SundaySupper recipes to Beat the Heat:

#BeatTheHeat Appetizers:

#BeatTheHeat Salads, Soups, & Sides:

#BeatTheHeat Main Dishes:

#BeatTheHeat Desserts:

#BeatTheHeat Drinks & Cocktails:

Wine Pairings Provided By: ENOFYLZ

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 Scrumptious Sundays,

Comments

  1. Gorgeous! I adore prickly pear! Thank you so much for participating in this week’s #SundaySupper!

  2. I’m going right out to look for Prickly Pear Syrup. Better yet, I’ll look for it online so I’ll be sure to find it. This drink looks like the essence of refreshment!

  3. Hold on Alaiyo! I’m coming with ya! This looks so good! I’d love to have some right now! :)

  4. Oh this pear wine spritzer looks superb! Perfect for our #SundaySupper!

  5. Oh this sounds wonderful!Perfectly delicious and refreshing in these hot summer days :)

  6. This sounds so good! Next time I’m in Arizona I will pick up some prickly pear syrup!

  7. This looks so, so refreshing. I’ll bet it would be great even without the wine.

  8. Oh my! I wish I had some of this right now! I’d make it!! Great way to beat the heat!

  9. Where can I get the syrup? I’d love to try it!

  10. I bet this is excellent with any fruit syrup. Have no idea what prickly pear is, but boy, I want to drink it!

  11. I have had a prickly pear margarita and I think I would like this much better (plus I’m not a margarita gal).

  12. Omy that sounds so refreshing! I could drink one right now! What time are cocktails being served? lol

  13. Prickly Pear syrup sounds intriguing! I’m a fan of pretty much any drink, so this would probably be a winner.

    Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com

  14. This drink is absolutely gorgeous. I am totally in love with your glasses too.

  15. I have never tried prickly pear syrup, but now I am really curious. Thanks for sharing.

  16. My that drink looks mighty refreshing! Wish I had a tall glass of it right now. :)

  17. This looks delicious!

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