Strawberry Mint Spritzer

  • Serves: Serves 6; 1 cup per serving


Description

Ideal as a refreshing spritzer for brunch or on a hot summer day, this sparkling drink will be like a smoothie if you vary the proportion of strawberry mixture and sparkling water.

Ingredients

6 fresh mint leaves
1 pound strawberries (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup sugar
Grated zest of 1 medium lime (about 1 teaspoon)
2 tablespoons lime juice (1 to 2 medium limes)
4 cups club soda, sparkling water, or seltzer
6 lime wedges (optional)
6 mint sprigs (optional)

Cooking Instructions

Chop mint leaves into very small pieces.

Stem and halve strawberries. Put in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.

Add sugar, lime zest, lime juice, and chopped mint leaves; process until blended.

To serve, pour 1/3 cup strawberry mixture and 2/3 cup club soda into each glass; add ice and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig.

 



Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
90
Total Fat
0
Saturated Fat
0
Trans Fat
0
Polyunsaturated Fat
0
Monounsaturated Fat
0
Cholesterol
0
Sodium
34 mg
Carbohydrates
23 g
Fiber
2 g
Sugar
20 g
Protein
1 g
Calcium
0
Potassium
0

Dietary Exchanges


Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate



This recipe is reprinted with permission from the American Heart Association Meals in Minutes Cookbook, Copyright © 2002 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.