8 cups fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 bottle white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
2 cups sparkling water, chilled
1 orange, sliced
To prepare syrup, in a large saucepan combine trimmed and halved strawberries, sugar, and water. Bring just to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Cover; cool to room temperature.
Press mixture, a little at a time, through a mesh sieve; discard solids (you should have about 3 cups syrup). In a 2-quart pitcher, stir together the syrup, wine, and sliced strawberries. Cover and chill up to 24 hours.
Before serving, stir in the sparkling water. Serve in glasses with orange slices.
Friday, May 9, 2014 5:00 PM