Sparkling Spritzer Bar

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 12 drinks
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Ingredients

1 orange, zested and sliced

8 sprigs fresh mint

1 lime, zested and sliced

1-inch piece ginger, peeled and sliced

1 cup frozen raspberries

3 cups sugar

3 cups water

4 bottles sparkling water

1 bottle vodka, optional

2 bottles Prosecco, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl add orange zest and 4 sprigs of mint. In a second bowl add the lime zest and ginger. To a third bowl add 3/4 cup of the raspberries.
  2. In a pot mix the sugar and 3 cups water. Put over medium heat and bring it to a boil, then evenly divide the sugar syrup among the 3 bowls. Stir each to mix and let cool to room temperature. Pour each mixture into jars or syrup containers and refrigerate until ready to use or up to 2 weeks.
  3. Set up the Spritzer Bar:
  4. Set out chilled bottles of sparkling water. Put out plenty champagne flutes or wine glasses. Let people create their own Sparkling Spritzer by mixing about 3 tablespoons of a flavored syrup with some seltzer water and a shot of vodka or Prosecco, if desired. Garnish the drinks with mint sprigs, orange slices or lime slices.
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