Rosé Grapefruit Spritzer

This Rosé Grapefruit Spritzer is an amped up version of the traditional White Wine Spritzer - the addition of grapefruit bitters and fresh thyme makes it oh so good.

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Ok, so tomorrow is National Rosé day so it’s only appropriate to post about Rosé!!! I mean it’s probably a crime not to right?

In my opinion, Rosé has come a long way in the past few years, or perhaps it’s just the ones I drink! No longer is it overly sweet and bright pink; it's now dry, citrusy and can range from pale pink to bright coral. I have said it before and I will say it again that I think the French really know how to make a great Rosé, but I have also had some great ones from BC and California, so perhaps my opinion is slowly changing.

Now while I love a straight glass of cold crisp Rosé it is also nice to switch and lighten things up from time to time right! This spritzer is a slight take on the classic spritzer with white wine and soda water. This version has the addition of grapefruit bitters and fresh thyme - it’s upgraded and it’s soooo good.

So make sure you celebrate this weekend with a Crisp Rosé Grapefruit Spritzer, you won't be disappointed!!!!

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prep time 5 minutes

total time 5 minutes

servings 1

Ingredients

Rosé

Soda Water

2 dashes Grapefruit bitters

2 sprigs of thyme

Instructions

Take the thyme and rub it between your fingers to crush slightly then place in a wine or cocktail glass.

Fill the glass 1/2 full with rosé then put in 2 dashes of grapefruit bitters. Top with soda water until the glass is 3/4 full and serve immediately.

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Grilled Chicken with Lemon & Thyme

This chicken marinade is perfect for grilling any day of the week. It’s quick, easy and super tasty - it’s sure to become a go-to in your house!

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So I know it’s not the weekend and often times that’s when the grill comes out but, I think that should change. Grilling is one of those methods of cooking this I find so easy - 1 - clean up is a dream and 2 - grilling tends to be Aaron’s job, so win-win!

Now when it comes to grilling I usually would say throw that marinade away immediately but with this recipe, you need to keep it around. Once your chicken is partially cooked you dip your chicken back in the marinade then grill again. Since your still continuing to grill it cooks anything that you shouldn't be eating but also adds that extra level of flavour that your chicken really needs.

The other great thing about marinading is that generally the longer you can let it sit the better, so your flavours are going to be amazing if you prep the night before and then grill when you're ready. Perfect for busy weeknights or entertaining, because it’s always better to hand out with your guests and a glass of wine than to be stuck in the kitchen right!

So get out there and enjoy the summer because we all know it never lasts long enough!

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prep time 10 minutes

cook time 14 minutes

total time 24 minutes

servings 4

Ingredients

2 lbs chicken breasts

4 tbsp olive oil

4 tbsp soya sauce

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp brown sugar

pepper

garlic powder

thyme

Instructions

Sprinkle each chicken breast liberally with pepper, garlic powder and thyme. Pout into a marinading container or ziplock then pour over the oil, soya sauce, lemon juice and brown sugar. Allow to marinate a minimum for 4-5 hours or overnight.

Heat grill then cook 5-7 minutes on the first side. Dip the chicken back in the marinade then cook another 5-7 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.

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