The Positano Pre-Gamer - Limoncello Cocktail with Rose Wine

The Positano Pre-Gamer

Mixed Drinks with Limoncello

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!

The Positano Pre-Gamer - A rosé sangria from LimoncelloQuest

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!

Positano Pre-Gamer
Prep Time
10 mins
Servings: 1 pitcher
  • 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)
  1. In a pitcher, combine simple syrup, lemon juice, wine and limoncello

  2. Stir to combine, then add lemon slices, strawberries and ice to pitcher

  3. Pour over ice, filling ¾ of the glass, top with soda water

Strawberry Simple Syrup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 1 batch
  • 1 cup Water
  • 0.5 cup Sugar
  • 0.5 cup Fresh or frozen strawberries
  1. 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.

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