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Strawberry and Rosé Wine Spritzer

Strawberry and Rosé Wine Spritzer

Subtle hints of strawberry infused into a beautiful dry rosé with a bright splash of bittersweet orange and fresh lemon woven throughout! It’s light, it’s crisp and it’s refreshing!

Though the weather hasn’t really felt like it the calendar says it is in fact springtime. This gorgeous cocktail brings the newness of the season to your day.

Wine spritzers make for delightful cocktails. They can be as simple as a blend of wine and sparkling water or soda. Or as with this spritzer, fresh fruit can be layered into a great rosé wine.

This spritzer is made with sliced strawberries tossed into a rosé wine and allowed to macerate, releasing their sweet nectar.

Than a generous pour of Aperol – a classic Italian aperitif with a deep orange, slightly bitter woodsy tone – is added along with a bit of tart from lemon. Finish with just a spoonful or two of simple syrup to round out the flavors and soften the edges and you’ve got one deliciously fun cocktail.

Serve over ice or for a bit of charm freeze some of those berries and drop them in to keep the chill on the drink!

Welcome to April!

Strawberry and Rosé Wine Spritzer

1 pint fresh strawberries, about ¾ pound

1 bottle good rosé wine, such as Dark Horse Rosé

1 cup sparkling mineral water

½ cup Aperol

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 tablespoons simple syrup

Whole, fresh strawberries for garnish and ice or frozen strawberries for serving

Rinse, hull and slice the strawberries. You should have about 2 cups of sliced berries.

Place the sliced strawberries in a large pitcher and pour the rosé wine over them. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.

When you’re ready to serve scoop the sliced strawberries from the wine. Add the mineral water along with the Aperol, the lemon juice and the simple syrup. Stir to blend together.

Toss ice or some frozen strawberries into a tall glass and add the spritzer.

Garnish with a fresh whole strawberry perched on the rim!

Makes 6 servings.

Strawberry and Rosé Wine Spritzer, courtesy of Preserving Good Stock

April 1, 2019
: Makes 6 cocktails.

Subtle hints of strawberry infused into a beautiful dry rosé with a bright splash of bittersweet orange and fresh lemon woven throughout! It’s light, it’s crisp and it’s refreshing!

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Ingredients
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, about ¾ pound
  • 1 bottle good rosé wine, such as Dark Horse Rosé
  • 1 cup sparkling mineral water
  • ½ cup Aperol
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • Whole, fresh strawberries for garnish and ice or frozen strawberries for serving
Directions
  • Step 1 Rinse, hull and slice the strawberries. You should have about 2 cups of sliced berries.
  • Step 2 Place the sliced strawberries in a large pitcher and pour the rosé wine over them. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Step 3 When you’re ready to serve scoop the sliced strawberries from the wine.
  • Step 4 Add the mineral water along with the Aperol, the lemon juice and the simple syrup. Stir to blend together.
  • Step 5 Toss ice or some frozen strawberries into a tall glass and add the spritzer.
  • Step 6 Garnish with a fresh whole strawberry perched on the rim.

 

 



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