3 large oranges
1 fresh medium sized lemon
2 medium sized passion fruits
6 strawberries (hulled and chopped)
1 1/3 cup caster sugar
2 ltr sparkling water (chilled)
vodka (optional) for alcoholic spritzers
When craving strikes for something cool, refreshing and delicious to beat off the summer heat, a sparkling orange passion fruit spritzer is the perfect way to curb that hankering.
Made by cooking down tart orange and lemon juice and combining it with the subtly sweet pulp of the passion fruit, the spritzer is the perfect companion to a light supper during the summer months. The delicious mixture of the fruits drink is enjoyable for both adults and children alike. The young ones can enjoy the virgin version of the drink, while the adults can have a little pick me up with a shot of vodka in the mix.
Oranges are a rich resource of many nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and other nutrients that are beneficial for preventing heart diseases, diabetes and others. Oranges also have abundant resources of beta-carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant that prevents free-radicals from damaging cells. Similarly, passion fruits have rich sources of vitamin, A, vitamin C, riboflavin, iron, phosphorus, copper, dietary fiber, magnesium and other nutrients. The nutrients from both fruits combined, can help prevent various diseases and improve overall health.
How to Make Passion Fruit Spritzer
Did you know that the Renaissance paintings that display the “The Last Supper” are wrong, since oranges were not cultivated in the Middle East until the 9th century?