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Citrus Spritzers

These are long days at home and I find I am punctuating my day with drinks. (Ha! I know what you’re thinking... but not those kind of drinks—at least not until dinner.) Coffee and hot cocoa wake us and warm us in the morning but when we need a little “pick me up” in the afternoon, I often turn to a fruit juice spritzer. The bright burst of fruit and bubbles is a fun little treat that helps me stay focused. I especially love spritzers made with fresh citrus juice, which is in season and the varieties are spectacular.

2 mins

SERVES 4

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup juice - fresh squeezed is nice but use what you like and have on hand

2 cans (24 ounces) of sparkling water

DIRECTIONS

Squeeze fresh juice and strain to remove any pulp or seeds.

Fill 4 glasses with ice and add 2 tablespoons of juice to each glass.

Top with 6 ounces of sparkling water and serve with a wedge of citrus on the rim to be extra fancy.

COOKING TOGETHER

KIDS CAN:

  • Squeeze the juice
  • Measure everything
  • Add the garnish

GROWN-UPS CAN:

  • Cut the citrus small enough for the kids to do the squeezing
A photo of Cheryl.

Cheryl Knecht Muñoz

Cheryl is the Founder and Owner of Sugar Beet Schoolhouse, a cooking school for kids and their families in River Forest, IL. As a chef, instructor, and working mom, she is passionate about growing, cooking, and sharing good food together.

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