We’d like to make a toast. But first, we need to fill our glass with Naha pastry chef Craig Harzewski’s special soda creation (made just for us). The simple recipe’s sure to please.
Early Autumn Concord Grape Fizz
1 qt. fresh Concord grapes (We love Mick Klug Farms’s grapes at Green City Market.)
2 c. water
1 c. sugar
Juice of one lemon
1. Combine everything but the soda in a saucepan and heat until grapes begin to release some juice. Do not boil, or the natural pectin will begin to yield jelly.
2. Carefully transfer mixture to a blender and puree.
3. Pass puree through a fine mesh sieve. Let it cool.
4. Once cool, pour over ice into a highball glass. Top off with soda, give it a quick stir, and garnish with a lemon twist.
Harzewski’s tip: To spice things up, replace club soda with dry sparkling wine.
For more sweet specialties, dine at Naha, 500 North Clark Street, at Illinois Street (312-321-6242 or naha-chicago.com).
Photo: Gezellig-girl.com / Flickr
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