I love a nice glass of rosé on a hot summer night. However, like most wine snobs, I am really picky about my rosés. I love love love Sokol Blosser’s Rosé of Pinot Noir, which they release every spring, and Riverbench does a nice pinot rosé, too, but please, for goodness sake, don’t offer me a glass of White Zinfandel. Blech.
Until we put in a couple of case orders from our favorite wineries, though, we were stuck with a grocery store selection, and hubby came home with a bottle a while back that I turned my nose up at. We compromised by making sangria out of it.
What a compromise it was. It was the perfect pre-dinner drink to enjoy out on the back porch with our guests while dinner was on the grill. Cheers to the official start of summer!
1 bottle of rosé wine*
12 oz sparkling water
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1 peach, sliced
juice of one orange
juice of one lemon
1/2 cup sugar
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher with ice. Stir well and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour before serving. Enjoy!
* It should be drinkable, but not too expensive. Just don’t go with terribly cheap swill.