Doesn’t this sparkling wine with summer berries look like a refreshing use for Ball Canning’s new Sip And Straw Lids?
Ball sent these fun drink jars, along with a box of canning goods. They arrived just in time to make good use of the abundance of produce in my friend’s vegetable gardens and the farmer’s markets.
This is the third year I’ve had the pleasure of being included in Ball Canning’s International Can-It-Forward Day on August 1st, and I’m excited to share this fun event and giveaway of ball canning jars you with!
While I admit it’s Grandma Karen who is truly The Queen of Canning in this family (as evidenced on a previous Can-It-Forward year when she made apple jelly), I’m still a creative type and have a variety of uses for canning jars.
With Seattle’s current heat wave, as I was pondering what to serve friends during a recent barbecue, it occurred to me that a sparkling wine recipe would be an ideal use for these pretty purple canning jars.
I dropped frozen ruby red strawberries, blueberries and blackberries into each jar, wanting to make sure my drinks would stay cold.
Then added slices of fresh lemon to give this sparkling wine a Sangria-like appeal, though I’m skipping the brandy. I want to keep my beverages light and lower calorie.
After I poured in a decent amount of dry white wine (pick a wine you like, of course), I was ready to add a little fizz.
Chilled club soda worked nicely, along with a few ice cubes to ensure the sun wouldn’t flatten my sweet drink.
As you can see from the jar on the right, I did a little taste testing prior to serving my guests. What can I say? These fun drink jars were hard to resist!
As I said, I see Ball canning jars put to all kinds of uses these days, so if you aren’t into canning, don’t miss out. People bring them to work filled with layered salads, yogurt parfaits, and refrigerator oats.
Just a reminder, August 1st is Can-It-Forward Day, with opportunities to see healthy canning creations you can make for your family. I’m looking forward to watching Yesterday on Tuesday’s Malia Martine Karlinsky of Seattle (a hometown girl), during live webcasts. You can tune in by clicking this link from 11:00am – 4:00pm EST. Beginning canners and experts alike can have their questions answered by experts.
Be sure to visit Thursday when I’ll share a fun recipe for summer fresh refrigerator pickled green beans.
If you’d like an opportunity to win a free case of ball canning jars, leave a comment and we’ll choose a winner on Monday, August 3rd.
Ball Canning Sparkling Wine and Berries with Ball Canning Sip and Straw Lids
15 minPrep Time
15 minTotal Time
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries including strawberries, include 4 strawberries, the rest mixed berries
- 4 slices lemon
- 24 ounces white wine, chilled
- 2 cans club soda, chilled
- Place a strawberry in each of four pint sized Ball canning jars.
- Divide remaining frozen berries amongst the four jars.
- Place a slice of lemon in each jar.
- Pour 6 ounces white wine into each jar.
- Add ice, then top off with club soda.
- Place a Ball Mason Jar Sip and Straw lid on each jar.
- Serve immediately.
Food energy: 182kcal
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 2
Saturated fatty acids: 0.03g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 0.02g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.09g
Total fat: 0.14g
Calories from fat: 1
Carbohydrate, by difference: 16.63g
Total dietary fiber: 3.19g
Total lipid (fat): 0.26g
Total sugars: 6.48g