Moscato spritzer with raspberries

January 01, 2013

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Bubbly is my weakness. One glass makes a bad day, a good day. And two glasses? I’ll be giggling like there’s no tomorrow. It’s sweet, fruity, bubbly and refreshing. I could drink flutes and flutes of it. Heck, bottles. Moscato d’Asti, a sweet sparking Italian wine, pairs beautifully with naturally tart berries like raspberries and blackberries. Not a fan of sweet cocktails? You can easily substitute white wine or champagne in place of moscato.

The macerated raspberries add a burst of color and flavor to the moscato spritzer.


Macerated berries.

Macerating is simliar to marinating – except with fruit and not meat or vegetables. The sugar absorbs the sugar, which causes a slight softening of texture. Resulting in a juicy fruit with an amped up flavor.








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If you’re not a fan of overly sweet cocktails, substitute the Sprite for sparking mineral water.

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Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.