I saw the recipe for this White Grape Spritzer in my “Williams Sonoma Entertaining with the Seasons” cookbook and thought it sounded like a fun non-alcoholic drink to serve over the holidays. It’s tasty (I love spritzers) and I think it’s a pretty drink!
I had dinner tonight with my friend, Malcolm (if you’re not familiar with this blog - Malcolm was the one who suggested I start a food blog – because he knows how much I like to cook). Sadly one of Malcolm’s brothers passed away today. Malcolm has 9 siblings….6 brothers and 2 sisters. I have heard about his brother Mitch from Malcolm, one of his sisters and one of his other brothers, for as long as Malcolm and I have been friends. The three of them have shared stories with me about Mitch and what a great loving and giving brother, husband, father, uncle….he was. Mitch was married to his high school sweetheart, Cherie. Recently at a surprise birthday party for Mitch, he raised his glass to toast Cherie and told everyone that he hit the wife lotto when he married her. Mitch and Cherie have two grown sons. Mitch was athletic (he liked to cycle and row) and he took care of himself. When he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January of this year, it took everyone by surprise. His passing today…again… took everyone completely by surprise because he was not yet on hospice care. He was still fighting it. Tonight at dinner, Malcolm and I raised our glasses to Mitch and we watched a couple of Youtube videos of Mitch giving an interview and brief speeches about his company. Mitch had a warm smile and kind eyes. He was only 55. I’ll miss hearing new stories about him.
My heart goes out to Malcolm and his entire family who loved Mitch very much.
Here’s to Mitch!
~ xo Deb
White Wine Spritzer
24 red and green grapes, frozen
3 cups white grape juice, chilled
1 cup sparkling mineral water, chilled
garnish with fresh
Put several ice cubes in wine glasses (or glass type of your choice) and add 5-6 frozen grapes to each glass. Pour 1/4 cup of grape juice to each glass then fill the glass with sparkling water. Or add the grape juice and sparkling water to a wine carafe and pour into each glass. Garnish with mint.