Sparkly Black Cherry Grape Spritzer

Sparkling Black Cherry Grape Spritzer

Ingredients

1 lemon, plus slices, for optional garnish
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons water
2 1/2 cups black cherry grape juice
2 1/2 cups cherry-flavored seltzer water, from 1 liter bottle
Ice cubes

Directions

Using a vegetable peeler, peel 6 (3-inch) long strips of lemon zest, taking care to not peel into the white pith. Squeeze 2 tablespoons of juice from the lemon into a small pot. Add the zest strips, sugar and water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool.

Strain into a serving pitcher and top with the grape juice and seltzer. Serve over ice with slices of lemon, if desired.

Recipe is courtesy of Food Network Kitchens.

How to Serve it Up

Cup 9 oz.
Stemless Wine Glass
Cup 14 oz.