Spring Sipper: Riesling Rosé Sangria

To celebrate the long-waited arrival of Spring, we wanted to share a delicious and fun sipper, perfect for the sunny days ahead. This recipe comes from our talented team at Veraisons and marries two Finger Lakes wine favorites into one tasty concoction : Riesling and Dry Rosé. The infusion of lemon thyme adds a unique touch to this refreshing and light drink. Make a batch and enjoy with brunch or sip some on a sunny Spring afternoon!

Glenora Wine Cellars Riesling Rosé Sangria
1 bottle Glenora Riesling
½ c sugar
2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 orange, sliced into thin rounds
1 pineapple, sliced into thin rounds
1 bottle Glenora Dry Rosé
4 sprigs lemon thyme
¼ c pineapple vodka
2 cup sparkling water

  1. Make the Riesling simple syrup. Combine the Riesling and sugar in a pot on the stove and bring to a boil.  Reduce to simmer and allow simmer to continue until liquid has reduced to 1 cup.  Remove from stovetop, stir in sprigs of thyme, and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Add sliced fruit to a pitcher. Pour Riesling simple syrup over the fruit, discarding the thyme sprigs.  Pour in vodka, Dry Rosé, and stir.
  3. Chill for one hour. Alternatively, chill vodka, wine, fruit, and syrup before combining.
  4. Just before serving, add sparkling water or club soda. Serve in large wine glasses with fruit!

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