German Fruit Wine Punch

German Fruit Wine Punch
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This luscious combination of fruit, wine, and lemon juice is a spring and summer favorite throughout Germany. Traditionally made with strawberries, it is typically known as an Erdbeerbowle, or Strawberry Punch, and is enjoyed in both restaurants and homes – a northern version of sangria, of sorts. The concoction is made effervescent with the addition of sparkling white wine or German Sekt, and served with a small spoon to eat the berries. We’re adding additional suggestions on how to update the delightful punch for any season, and pretty much whatever fruit you may find in your fridge.
German Fruit Wine Punch
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This luscious combination of fruit, wine, and lemon juice is a spring and summer favorite throughout Germany. Traditionally made with strawberries, it is typically known as an Erdbeerbowle, or Strawberry Punch, and is enjoyed in both restaurants and homes – a northern version of sangria, of sorts. The concoction is made effervescent with the addition of sparkling white wine or German Sekt, and served with a small spoon to eat the berries. We’re adding additional suggestions on how to update the delightful punch for any season, and pretty much whatever fruit you may find in your fridge.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Wash, hull, and slice strawberries into a bowl. If using other fruit, chop to bite size pieces.
  2. Sprinkle with sugar.
  3. Wash the lemons. Zest, and then juice them.
  4. Add the lemon juice and zest to the strawberries.
  5. Stir together and refrigerate for two hours. This will draw out the juice from the berries.
  6. Drain the berries from the accumulated juice, reserving the juice in a separate container.
  7. Pour 1 bottle of dry white wine over the strawberries. Marinate in the fridge for two to four hours at least.
  8. When you are ready to serve, transfer the berries and wine mixture to a punch bowl.
  9. Add the reserved strawberry juice and stir gently to mix.
  10. Last, pour the sparkling white wine over the bowl.
  11. Serve with a ladle into a large mouthed glass.
  12. Garnish with mint leaves.
Recipe Notes

Note: The berries need to marinate for at least two hours, with another hour to chill once it’s mixed with the Sekt – or a three hour lead time, in total, before you can properly enjoy.

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