This simple, yet impressive spritz is layered with flavor and looks stunning in the glass. You can easily scale this to a single serving, but if you're doing the work you may as well make a whole batch. Invite some friends over or keep in the fridge for a few days and add the soda water when you serve.
1 bottle (750 ml) Riesling (Pinto Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc also works well)
2 cups strawberries sliced
2 Tbs sugar
¼ cup basil leaves roughly torn
1 oz The Bitter Housewife Grapefruit Bitters
16 oz soda water
In a bowl combine strawberries, sugar, basil, and bitters. Muddle until the strawberries are pulp and no large pieces remain. Add the bottle of wine and stir to mix. It should turn a lovely shade of pink. Then strain into a pitcher to remove pulp and leaves. Add soda water just before serving and give a gentle stir. Pour into a wine glass or tumbler with a few ice cubes and garnish with a basil leaf.