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.
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.
Moscato spritzer with raspberries
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 glasses 1x
- 1 bottle Moscato of your choice, chilled
- 1 liter Sprite, chilled
- 6 ounces Raspberries
- 3 packets Sweet’N Low
- Toss raspberries and sugar in a bowl and freeze for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Pour equal amounts of moscato and Sprite into a champagne flute.
- Add frozen raspberries.
- Drink and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 5 ounces
If you’re not a fan of overly sweet cocktails, substitute the Sprite for sparking mineral water.
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