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    Plum-Blueberry Spritzers

    Plum-Blueberry Spritzers. Photo by Thorsten

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    38 mins

    8 mins

    30 mins

    NcMysteryShopper's Note:

    Bay leaves lend this spritzer a spicy fragrance that offsets the sweetness of the blueberries and plums. MAKE AHEAD: The syrup can be refrigerated for 1 week. NOTES Variation: Pour 2 tablespoons of the berry syrup into a Champagne flute and top with Champagne.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 5 cups water
    • 1 cup fresh blueberries, ripe
    • 3 black plums, ripe (pitted and cut into eighths)
    • 8 fresh bay leaves or 8 dried bay leaves, plus extra for garnish
    • 1/4 cup sugar, plus
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 8 cups club soda, cold (for serving)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the blueberries, plums, 8 bay leaves and sugar, cover and boil over high heat, stirring, until the juice is reduced to about 3 cups and the plums are tender, about 20 minutes. Strain the mixture though a fine sieve, pressing lightly with a spatula to extract the juice; reserve the bay leaves. Return the juice to the pan, add the reserved bay leaves and simmer over moderate heat until reduced to 2 cups, about 10 minutes. Discard the bay leaves; let the syrup cool.
    2. 2
      For each drink, gently whisk 1/4 cup of the plum-blueberry syrup into 1 cup of cold club soda, pour into a glass, garnish with a bay leaf and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 29, 2007

      55

      An excellent cooling beverage. Mine didn't reduce by time stated but I stuck around until it did. ZWT3

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    • on February 23, 2007

      55

      Wow! This is delicious! I used berries that I had frozen in the summer time to make this delicious drink. My 6 year old could not get enough of it! The combination of blueberries, plums and the bay leaves is surprisingly delicous! Next time I will make more and try adding some rum.....or vodka....yummo! Thanks Cheryl!

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    • on June 20, 2006

      55

      Yeah, what Thorsten said! I made this fro ZWTII & it is awesome! Antioxidant heaven. It did take longer to reduce thank stated. Maybe I should have cranked the heat. No big. Great recipe, Cheryl!

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    Nutritional Facts for Plum-Blueberry Spritzers

    Serving Size: 1 (438 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 58.0
     
    Calories from Fat 1
    14%
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 52.8 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.8 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    3%
    Sugars 13.6 g
    54%
    Protein 0.3 g
    0%

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