Cheap wine suits peach spritzer

There are things that are routine with us. I can guarantee you that I am on the trail early in the morning and again in the evening after sunset.

I usually go to the computer around 10 a.m. every morning to write some reviews and stories. Then I start worrying about what’s on the menu for dinner and try to come up with something smart if we don’t have leftovers.

Making an afternoon cocktail is definitely not part of my daily routine, but when I found this recipe on foodtalkdaily.com and made it for the first time, I decided to add it . Not every day, of course, but maybe every week, especially when fishing season is in full swing.

It’s been so incredibly hot this summer, it’s almost like stepping into a furnace when you open the door, and that’s why this peach wine spray is so refreshing. Another reason to fall in love with it? It uses a lot of the mint you might have in your garden.

Wine vaporizers are very forgiving because you can use most white wines you have – the cheaper the better. No need to use your best white wine when mixing it with other flavors.

Peach Wine Spritzer

3-4 very ripe peaches, chopped

4 sprigs of fresh mint

1 tablespoon of honey

1 cup sparkling water, divided

8 ounces of white wine

Add peaches, mint leaves, honey and 1/2 cup sparkling water to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Transfer to a cheesecloth-lined colander and strain the peach mixture into a bowl. You may need to squeeze out some of the liquid as the mixture will be thick.

In each of the 2 glasses filled with ice, pour about 4 ounces of wine over it and divide the peach mixture between the two glasses. Top each with remaining sparkling water and garnish with peach slices and mint.

COFFEE FOR A CAUSE

Through Friday, Scooter’s Coffee customers can add a $1 donation to their order, with all proceeds going to support the Wounded Warriors family.

This is the fifth consecutive year that the company has supported WWFS, which helps veterans injured in action as well as the families of veterans injured or killed in action. The organization also provides grants and modified vehicles to combat-injured veterans through Mobility Is Freedom and free “injured-in-action” parking signs that businesses can display to recognize Purple Heart recipients.

Last year, through its customers, employees and franchisees, Scooter’s Coffee donated approximately $44,000 to WWFS, according to a press release.

Scooter’s Coffee has three locations in the Chattanooga area: 4631 Highway 58, 7318 Shallowford Road, and 9395 Apison Pike in Ooltewah.

Contact Anne Braly at [email protected] or annebraly.com.

Lee J. Murillo