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
- 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.
- Add sliced fruit to a pitcher. Pour Riesling simple syrup over the fruit, discarding the thyme sprigs. Pour in vodka, Dry Rosé, and stir.
- Chill for one hour. Alternatively, chill vodka, wine, fruit, and syrup before combining.
- Just before serving, add sparkling water or club soda. Serve in large wine glasses with fruit!