This is the drink that residents of Positano drink in preparation for a night of serious partying--in my imagination. In reality it's a recycling program for rosé wine.
You know rosé, it's the wine people drink if they don't like alcohol. It's also the wine those people bring to dinner parties, so everyone has one or two bottles stowed away in the back of the cupboard. Here's a chance to get rid of it!
Through the strategic addition of Limoncello, strawberries and other things that actually taste good, we can recycle rosé wine into something amazing!
You get an impossibly refreshing summer drink AND you reclaim precious space in your cabinet that you can now use for expired goji berries, spirulina powder and other stuff you think you should eat but never will. You're welcome!
- 4 oz Strawberry simple syrup (recipe below)
- 2 oz Lemon juice
- 4 oz Limoncello
- 1 750 ml bottle Dry Rose Wine
- Lemon slices, strawberries (for garnish)
- Lemon soda water (optional)
In a pitcher, combine simple syrup, lemon juice, wine and limoncello
Stir to combine, then add lemon slices, strawberries and ice to pitcher
Pour over ice, filling ¾ of the glass, top with soda water
- 1 cup Water
- 0.5 cup Sugar
- 0.5 cup Fresh or frozen strawberries
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil then reduce to simmer ~15 minutes, until all sugar is dissolved and syrup is slightly thickened. Strain out fruit and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to four weeks.