Mothers Day Picnic Menu

Strawberry Infused Mimosa
 
Makes 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces sparkling white wine, chilled
  • 1 ounce Strawberry Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  • Garnish: fresh strawberries
Instructions
  1. Pour juice into champagne flute. Top with wine. Slowly drizzle simple syrup into glass. Garnish with strawberry, if desired.

Strawberry Simple Syrup
 
Makes 1½ cups
Ingredients
  • 1 pound strawberries, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine berries and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl (do not press on berries). Discard solids.
  2. Return liquid to saucepan and stir in sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Chill completely.
  3. Store in an air-tight container in refrigerator.
Notes
Instead of sugar, you can substitute ¼ cup honey.