Tastes of Summer (2003)

See Also
  Citarella’s Sparkling Fruit

The Chef
Stefan Trummer of Citarella and Trummer Home, in Greenport, N.Y.

Serves 4 to 5

1 white peach
5 strawberries
1 slice watermelon
1⁄2 apple
1⁄4 cup sugar
3 ounces Grand Marnier
5 ounces vodka
8 ounces fruity white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
10 ounces champagne

Cut the fruit into small cubes or slices, and place in a large pitcher. Add the sugar, Grand Marnier, vodka, and white wine, and allow the mixture to steep in the refrigerator for up to a day (it can also be served immediately). Pour into a pitcher half filled with ice. Top off with champagne.


Photograph by Mary Ellen Bartley