Rosé is an excellent wine to drink as an apertif especially in the hot sun on a deck or patio. Don’t have a deck or patio? Make friends with someone who does, hehe. Our outdoor space is without a doubt our favorite part of our house and we spent as much time on our deck/patio as possible. When I lived in my apartment I yearned to be outdoors. I didn’t have a balcony but there was a large outdoor common space, which I did utilize, but having one’s own space is pretty sweet. For example alcohol is not frowned upon.
My dream weekend is to have friends over all sitting out back and enjoying each other’s company. We don’t even need to be chatting, I would love it if we were all simply taking in the luxury of being al fresco. Because hot weather is coming (finally!) to stay I always want something cool to drink. Iced coffee, iced tea, chilled wine, it all tastes good. I made this little spritzer to try to capture the beauty of spring. On our street the dogwoods, cherry blossoms, and magnolias all bloomed this week. The pastel colors mixed with the greenery are utterly breathtaking.
I used our infuser pitcher but any pitcher will do for this. I also used frozen fruit which served two purposes here: allowing us to use fruit not yet in season AND cooling the liquids even further. Not all wines are the same and this seems particularly evident with rosé. I don’t like them all but this is my favorite. I love rosewater in mixed drinks, it gives this floral component that not everyone can identify but all love.
- 1 bottle Rosé
- 1 TBS Rosewater
- 1 cup mixed fruit (I used peaches, strawberries, and mangos)
- 600 ml carbonated water
- ¼ cup Triple Sec
- Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher and chill for at least 20 minutes.