Food52: It's Fruity Cocktail Time

This week's Food52 spotlight is a spring refresher (aka champagne mixed with fruit.) The man took the recipe test to the next level. He wanted to do the photo shoot up on the roof, which turned out to be one of the best ideas of the day. We spent the next four hours arranging fruit and props and dodging shadows to bring you these sun-shiny pictures. I think it looks like we're in Mexico. The drink actually tasted good too. But how could it not? Fresh mangoes, peaches, oranges and limes, mixed with ginger ale and champagne. Check out the detailed recipe.

Chop up 1 mango, 2 peaches and slice an orange in half.

Add the fruit to a blender…

And pulse for about 2 minutes or until completely pureed.

This recipe calls for making limeade icecubes. I'm not that type of girl, so I just made a simple syrup, squeezed the limes in, and added the whole thing to the pitcher.

Stir in about 8 ounces of ginger ale and 1/2 a bottle of champagne and serve over ice.

I am in Texas with my very manly man. We served our cocktails with Brisket.

Then I got excited playing with fonts. What do you think about me adding a colorful header to the blog?