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Recipe: Citrus Apple Spritzers

April 17, 2015

I’m into making healthy drinks lately because the weather has been gorgeous and the weekly outdoor markets are finally packed with yummy fruits and vegetables. Yesterday I was so inspired when I found lots of citrus fruits including beautiful pink grapefruits and blood oranges. I immediately bought some, headed home, and started cutting and juicing and came up with a very easy little “cocktail” below, only this one doesn’t have alcohol (though you could add a shot of saffron-infused gin or top with champagne and you’d have a wonderful cocktail for sure!). I also found some chamomile flowers and lots of citrus-hued tulips so after I made the spritzers I added a few chamomile blossoms to the drinks and then I cut the tulips down very short, removed all of the leaves, and put them in a small ceramic container on my table.

Recipe: Citrus Apple Spritzers

Recipe: Citrus Apple Spritzers

Recipe: Citrus Apple Spritzers

To make the drink you need:

  • Lots of yummy citrus fruits like blood oranges, pink grapefruit and oranges. Then just one lemon and one lime.
  • Squeeze them all by hand (or use a juicer) and pour through a small strainer into a glass pitcher (to remove pulp and any seeds).
  • Fill the pitcher 1/4 of way with squeezed juice.
  • Next, fill the pitcher with no-sugar added apple juice. The pitcher should be about halfway full now.
  • Add slices of citrus fruits to decorate and flavor the drink.
  • Pour into glasses and top with sparkling water or, if you prefer, top with sparkling water, tonic water, and a splash of champagne or saffron-infused gin. It depends on whether you are looking for good health or a good time I guess!
  • Cut a few slices of citrus 4 ways and turn over a few times in a shallow bowl filled with white grain sugar. Garnish the drink with the sugared citrus, add as many as you’d like. You can even top with a few chamomile flowers to make it spring-y and pretty.

Recipe: Citrus Apple Spritzers

Recipe: Citrus Apple Spritzers

Recipe: Citrus Apple Spritzers

A very simple farmers’ market visit gave me such a boost of health, energy and creativity for under $10! You truly can find inspiration anywhere. I hope that you enjoy this little spritzer and pretty tulips and I wish you a lovely weekend. See you next week!

(photographs/styling: holly becker for decor8)






3 Comments

  • Reply Clever Girl Reviews April 17, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Those look perfect for a baby shower I’m helping with! We can make a virgin version and a boozy one!

  • Reply hoganfe handmade handbag originals April 17, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    This sounds delish Holly! I will be adding this to my brunch this weekend!
    Thanks,
    Mary

  • Reply marietta cleaning April 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I’ve made some for breakfast today. Vey delicious and refreshing. The kids wanted more ;-)

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