Strawberry Rosé Spritzer

By • May 31, 2012 • 2 Comments

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Author Notes: I've traditionally been a purist when it comes to pink wine, but it occurred to me recently that if someone wanted to enjoy the illusion of drinking more rosé without actually getting tipsy, she could combine it with soda water and make a spritzer. (You can take a girl out of the 80s...) What's more, she could whizz up some of those divinely delicious strawberries from the farmers market and add a fruity burst to her spritzer.Merrill Stubbs

Makes one drink, with enough strawberry puree for many

Strawberry Puree

  • 1 pound strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (more or less, depending on the sweetness of your berries)
  1. Stir together the strawberries and sugar in a bowl and let them sit for an hour or so, until nice and juicy.
  2. Puree the berries and sugar in a blender, and then pass the puree through a fine mesh sieve. You should have about 3/4 cup of puree.

Spritzer

  • 3 tablespoons strawberry puree (plus more to taste)
  • 3 ounces dry rosé
  • Soda water
  1. Put 4 or 5 ice cubes in an 8-ounce tumbler. Add the strawberry puree and the rosé and stir to combine.
  2. Top with soda water and stir gently. Serve immediately.
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over 2 years ago babs1652

I made this last night and thought it was excellent! I used white grape juice instead of the wine to make a lovely non-alcoholic version that was very refreshing and tasted like summer. I'll definitely be making this again.

Merrill

over 2 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Good call with the white grape juice! I may try that this weekend...