Fizzy Berry Pick-Me-Up

1/3 cup fresh blueberries
12 fresh strawberries — halved
4 large fresh basil leaves
4 teaspoons sugar
1 bottle sparkling wine — (750 milliliter) such as Prosecco, chilled
Garnishes: lemon slices — strawberries

Stir together blueberries, halved strawberries*, basil leaves, and sugar in a medium bowl; crush berries and leaves with a wooden spoon.

Chill 30 minutes (to release juice from berries). Stir 1 cup chilled sparkling wine into fruit mixture, and pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding solids. Add remaining wine to pitcher.

Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately, or chill up to 24 hours.

*Frozen, thawed strawberries and frozen blueberries may be substituted.


Cooking with Basil

Cooking with Basil

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