Red Wine Spritzer with Figs and Lime
Makes 6 servings
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh figs, quartered (about 2 cups)
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1½ cups water
  • 3 cups dry red wine, divided
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 2 cups sparkling water, divided
  • Garnish: fresh lime slices, fresh mint sprigs
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring figs, sugar, and 1½ cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, simmer, stirring occasionally, until figs begin to break down, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and steep for 20 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve.
  2. For each serving, fill glass with ice, pour in ¼ cup simple syrup, ½ cup wine, 1½ teaspoons lime juice, and about ¼ cup sparkling water. Garnish with lime and mint.
Recipe by Southern Lady Magazine at