Bring on poolside braais and sunny picnics! These cucumber and rosemary spritzers are the refreshing beverage you need for your summer parties.
MAKES 4 // COOKING TIME 10 min
5 cm piece cucumber, chopped
1 tsp rosemary
600 ml dry white wine
200 ml soda water
4 cucumber ribbons
1 cup ice
4 sprigs rosemary
4 slices radish (optional)
1. Place the cucumber and rosemary in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the mixture through a sieve, discarding the pulp.
2. Divide the cucumber liquid between four glasses. Pour in the wine and soda water and gently stir to combine.
1. Arrange a cucumber ribbon on the inside of each glass and add a few blocks of ice. Top with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of radish.
Recipe & styling: Kate Turner
Photography: Andreas Eiselen // HMimages.co.za
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