Lemon and pas­sion­fruit sparkler

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Summer Drinks -

The per­fect combo of sour lemon and sweet pas­sion­fruit makes this cock­tail in­cred­i­bly re­fresh­ing.

If you don’t have a full set of mar­tini glasses, go a lit­tle combo retro and use a of glass­ware from the cup­board, with and with­out stems

Prepa­ra­tion time 10 mins plus 30 mins chill­ing Cook­ing time 10 mins Serves 6

400ml wa­ter

2 cups caster sugar

1 cup pas­sion­fruit pulp

(fresh or canned) Finely grated zest and

juice of 1 lemon 750ml sparkling wine, chilled 3 small pas­sion­fruit, halved,

and mint sprigs, to serve STEP 1 Put wa­ter and sugar in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat, stir­ring, un­til the sugar is dis­solved. Bring to a sim­mer, then cook for 5 min­utes. Re­move from heat, stir in pulp, zest and juice, then chill for 30 min­utes.

STEP 2 Pour 2 ta­ble­spoons of the pas­sion­fruit mix­ture into six 200ml mar­tini glasses, then top up each one with chilled sparkling wine. Sit a pas­sion­fruit half in each glass, cut side up, then gar­nish with mint. Serve.

Lemon and pas­sion­fruit sparkler

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