Sparkling Apple Sangria. 1 (750ml) bottle of Riesling, 1 red delicious apple (julienne), 1 granny smith apple (julienne), & 1/2 (750ml) bottle of brut champagne or sparkling wine (chilled). Pour Riesling into large pitcher & stir in apples. Refridgerate for at least 2 hours & up to 24 hours. Add champagne/sparkling wine, stir and serve. If apples get brown strain out & replace with fresh ones.
shiso juice: "Red shiso is a Japanese perilla herb and is used for dyeing pickled ume. I would boil red perilla leaves with water, vinegar, and sugar and serve with cold soda or water. Tastes great and it's good for Japanese summer heat. It is a family recipe for summer here in Japan." —Naoko