Bountiful Berry Sips Recipe

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Served as a sweet appetizer or miniature dessert, these berry and wine infused sips will lend a touch of class and creativity to an engagement. —Donna Noel, Gray, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 ounces: 45 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring strawberries and 1/2 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-9 minutes or until softened. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Transfer to a blender; cover and process until blended. Strain and discard seeds and pulp.
  2. Combine cornstarch and remaining water. Return strawberry puree to saucepan. Add the wine, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 4-6 minutes or until thickened. Stir in mint.
  3. Cool to room temperature; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve in shot glasses. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Bountiful Berry Sips in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p226

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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