Why fiddle with complicated drink or punch recipes when there’s a good and simple option for casual entertaining?
Izze, the fruity soda, is a base for this sparkler. And the rest of the ingredients can be found in most refrigerators and home bars. This light concoction is a favorite of Bloomfield Hills hostess Maya Marsh, who says, “We love to serve this drink in the summertime at poolside and the rest of the year in place of a champagne starter.”
Straws, $8/pack of 50, at Bake It Pretty. Vintage-look glass at Anthropologie. Clear glass (with pomegranate Izze), at Crate & Barrel. Three glasses at right and vintage pink sugar bowl, all at Oddfellows Antiques, Berkley; 248-399-6098.
Mix one shot of vodka with Izze (any flavor) to taste.
Add a splash of lime juice and serve over ice.