1 (750 milliliter) bottle Riesling
1 vanilla bean, split*
1 bunch fresh mint
1 (10 oz) pkg frozen strawberries, thawed
1/2 C water
1/3 C honey
2 T. lemon juice
1 C. fresh raspberries
1 C. fresh blueberries
1 C. fresh blackberries
Fresh mint sprigs for garnish
Bring first 3 ingredients to boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat; boil until reduced to 1 1/2 cups. Cover and chill.
Pour wine mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a large bowl, discarding bean and mint.
Process strawberries and water in a blender until smooth; pour through wire-mesh strainer into wine mixture, discarding seeds. Stir in honey and next four ingredients; cover and chill.
Serve with raspberry sorbet; garnish with mint sprigs if desired.
Makes 8 cups. (Southern Living, 1997)
*Just a couple of things about vanilla beans. First, they are expensive. I paid $7.64 for two vanilla beans. Second, this post will show you how to split one.
I'm just showing the picture again because it looks SO good.
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