Some weekends are harder to let go than others. I was really enjoying this one when Sunday night interrupted. In the hope of letting it go just a little while longer, I decided to post the recipe for tisana, a Venezuelan party drink I mixed for my sister’s birthday brunch. I’m always a little behind so I like to have a pitcher ready when people get there to buy time. Traditionally served without wine at children’s parties, it’s light and fruity and worth taking back from the kids. I wanted to add star fruit as a garnish but there was none to be found. I’ll just have to wait till next weekend.
Adapted with permission from Latin Chic: Entertaining with Style and Sass by Carolina Buia and Isabel Gonzalez-Whitaker.
1 bottle of dry white sparkling wine, such as cava or prosecco
4 cups passion fruit juice
1 cup club soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 small orange, sliced
1 small lemon, sliced
1 star fruit, sliced as garnish (optional)
In a punch bowl or pitcher, combine the wine, juice, soda, and sugar. Add the orange and lemon slices. Allow the mixture to steep in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Serve over ice.