Minted Peaches and Raspberries In Rose'

By sdebrango
June 29, 2012
8 Comments


Author Notes: I grew up in a large Italian family, my Grandfather made his own wine from grapes he grew himself and I remember his home vividly, rows and rows of grapes, fruit tree's and berry bushes. One dessert I remember is so simple but very delicious, fresh tree ripened peaches, macerated in a little sugar with red wine poured over it. Although I was too young to imbibe, I was allowed a little taste and have made this many times as an adult. I took this simple and classic treat and switched it up a bit, muddling fresh mint with sugar and macerating peaches and raspberries, then instead of red wine I used rose'. It's light, refreshing and delicious and the mint adds a lovely freshness that goes perfectly with the fruit and wine. This is not the type of recipe you have to follow exactly you be the judge of how much fruit and wine to use. Tailor to your taste. Note: I used frozen peaches and raspberries that I flash froze, if using frozen it may have to macerate a little longer so that the fruit thaws.sdebrango

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 peaches peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar (more or less depending on sweetness of fruit)
  • handful of mint leaves torn
  • 12 ounces (approximately) cold rose' or pink champagne

Directions

  1. Add the sugar and mint to mortar and crush to release the oil from the mint leaves, it will infuse the sugar. Place the peaches and raspberries into a container and pour the sugar and mint over them, toss to combine. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour, tossing again after 30 minutes.
  2. Spoon the fruit with the sweet minty juices into serving bowl or wine glasses top with very cold rose, sip the wine and eat the fruit.

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8 Comments

wssmom July 1, 2012
This sounds sopoooo civilized!
 
boulangere June 30, 2012
This has summer evening written all over it. How lovely that you used rosé.
 
lapadia June 30, 2012
BTW - I was thinking of the "bubbly" so much that I forgot to mention your recipe as written, with rosé, sounds wonderful, too!
 
hardlikearmour June 30, 2012
Gorgeous! This is right up my alley!
 
lapadia June 29, 2012
This would be refreshing even on this PacNW cloudy day, almost 70 degrees..I say Pink Chanpagne and maybe a splash of Vodka, too?
 
EmilyC June 29, 2012
Yes please...make that two! : )
 
Kukla June 29, 2012
What a gorges photo Suzan, and a simple but delicious drink! I love cold Rose’ and always have it in the refrigerator. Can you imagine this drink with ice-cold Pink Champagne?!!!
 
inpatskitchen June 29, 2012
Wow! How beautiful and refreshing!