Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzers For Aggie

by jerseygirl on August 26, 2013 · 40 comments

spritzerToday I am celebrating Aggie from Aggie’s Kitchen.  She has a baby due in September and we are throwing her a virtual baby shower. It is Italian themed and I decided to go with a spritzer. Instead of white wine, I used sparkling white grape juice. It is a nice refreshing summer drink that we can toast Aggie with.

Aggie was one of my first blogging friends. We both started our blog a little over five years ago and became online friends very quickly. We have a lot in common as we both have family food blogs and like to cook healthy.  We were brought up with Italian Thanksgiving dinners as children.  We both agree that the main event are the sides and not the turkey.

Aggie has always been very supportive of my blog and leaves encouraging comments often. We soon started a friendship through emails and phone calls.  I feel like I have known her forever.

I like her as a person but I also like her fresh and healthy food.  She always gives me great ideas for family dinners and her photography is beautiful. Several years ago, I started making her Nonna’s stuffing for Thanksgiving and  now my family expects that I make it every year.

Cheers to Aggie! I love that girl!

grape spritzer

5.0 from 2 reviews

Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzer For Aggie
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Recipe type: non alcoholic beverage
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
 
This refreshing drink is perfect on a hot day.
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup sliced strawberries plus 4 whole berries for garnish
  • ice
  • 16 ounces sparking white grape juice
  • 8 ounces club soda
Instructions
  1. Divide the fruit amongst four wine glasses. Push down to mash a little.
  2. Place a few cubes of ice on top of the fruit.
  3. Fill with sparkling grape juice.
  4. Add a splash of club soda to each glass and garnish with a strawberry.
  5. Cheers!

Baby Shower for Aggie

There is a big party going on today so check out the other bloggers participating in Aggie’s virtual baby shower.  Italian food is my favorite so I am in heaven as I hope Aggie will be too. Good luck Aggie! We can’t wait to meet your new addition!

Appetizers
Sundried Tomato Hummus from Robyn of Add a Pinch
Melon & Prosicutto Balls from Paula of bell’alimento
Bruschetta from Sheila of Eat2gather
Jalapeno Poppers from Ali of Gimme Some Oven
Grilled Naan White Pizza Bites from Jamie of Mom’s Cooking Club
Watermelon Feta Bites with Basil Olive Oil from Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer
Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Crostini from Cheryl of TidyMom

Drinks
Toasted Coconut Milkshakes from Bev of Bev Cooks
Lemon Cream Soda from Angie of Eclectic Recipes
Peach Sorbet Bellini and Spritzers from Shaina of Food for My Family
Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzer from Lisa of Jersey Girl Cooks
Virgin Peach & Raspberry Bellinis from Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen
Italian Basil Sparkling Lemonade from Marly of Namely Marly
Italian Sodas from Laura of Real Mom Kitchen
Cafe Mocha Punch / or Iced Cafe Mocha from Amy of She Wears Many Hats

Salads
Italian Chopped Salad in a Jar {with Creamy Caesar Dressing} from Brenda of a farmgirl’s dabbles
Caprese Salad with Mozzarella Crisps from Christine of Cook the Story
Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes from Suzanne of Kokocooks
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad from Liz of The Lemon Bowl
Herbed Israeli Couscous Salad with Tomato and Mozzarella from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad from Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod
Lentil and Chickpea Layered Salad from Lisa of With Style & Grace

Entrees
Chicken Cacciatore from Meagan of A Zesty Bite
Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry from Cassie of Bake Your Day
Potato-Crusted Vegetarian Quiche with Zucchini, Tomatoes & Feta from Dara of Cookin’ Canuck
“Straw & Hay” Tagliatelle in Cream Sauce from Flavia of Flavia’s Flavors
Grilled Italian Chicken with Veggie & Bow Tie Pasta from Katie of Katie’s Cucina
Grilled Naan Pizza with Summer Veggies & Turkey Sausage from Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini from Kathy of Panini Happy

Desserts
Fresh Blueberry Shortbread with Lemon Cream Frosting from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
Crostata di Mango from Lora of Cake Duchess
Italian Ice from Kristen of Dine & Dish
Roasted Banana and Nutella S’mores Bruschetta from Jenny of Picky Palate
Italian Cream Cake from Deborah of Taste and Tell
Panna cotta from Leslie of The hungry housewife
Fortune Cookies from Shari of Tickled Red
Baby Vanilla Bean Scones a la Starbucks from Tara of Unsophisticook

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Christine (Cook the Story) August 26, 2013 at 8:31 am

I’m having so much fun hoping around these blogs and learning a bit about Aggie from everyone. This spritzer sounds so fresh and bursting with summer flavor. A perfect shower drink!

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Rachel Cooks August 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

These look so refreshing — perfect for a baby shower!

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katie August 26, 2013 at 10:07 am

Mmm… these spritzers look divine! Love that you make her Nonna’s stuffing each year!

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Adri August 26, 2013 at 10:09 am

What a simply lovely idea for everyone to get together , in the spirit of virtual friendship, and give your e-friend a shower. I love this.

This drink looks wonderful, and is perfect for the event!

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Marly August 26, 2013 at 10:38 am

Berry Spritzers? I love it! Perfect for a baby shower. So glad to be participating in this event with you!

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JulieD August 26, 2013 at 10:47 am

I love Aggie too! This looks perfect, Lisa! I know Aggie would LOVE this!! thank you so much for joining in!!

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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl August 26, 2013 at 11:07 am

I don’t drink alcohol so I’m always excited when my favorite blogs do feature non alcoholic beverages – this one looks like a keeper! Can’t wait to try! :)

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Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch August 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I love this spritzer – and the fact that it is non-alcoholic makes me want one now! Delicious!!!

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Sandy@RE August 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Light and fresh. Love this drink and so lovely for a baby shower!

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Suzanne August 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm

These look so easy to put together, and perfect for a hot summer day!

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Cookin Canuck August 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I need a really good non-alcoholic spritzer recipe in my arsenal, and I this looks like the one! I’ll bet Aggie will absolutely love it.

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles August 26, 2013 at 5:57 pm

This is super lovely, perfect for Aggie’s shower. Wish I had one right now, it is SO HOT here in MN!

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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl August 26, 2013 at 8:46 pm

This is right up my alley- especially since I’m also pregnant!! Thank you so much for participating!

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Joanne August 27, 2013 at 7:46 am

What a fun summer spritzer!! Love that it has fresh fruit in it!

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vanillasugarblog August 27, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Awww Aggie!
These look and sound great!

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Aggie August 28, 2013 at 6:50 am

Oh Lisa I love this!! Thank you so much for the sweet surprise and words, it really meant a lot to me. I can’t believe we’ve known each other over 5 years already!! Hopefully one day we can finally meet in person! :)

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TidyMom August 29, 2013 at 8:53 am

perfectly refreshing for a baby shower!

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leslie August 30, 2013 at 8:11 am

These look so refreshing Lisa!!!

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Deborah August 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

This is the perfect drink for a baby shower!!

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Sheila September 3, 2013 at 6:54 pm

MMM this looks delicious!

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