A GOOD friend of mine, who enjoys the odd glass of wine early on a summer afternoon, actually just before lunch ……. Well, to be precise, sometime in the morning, has a special term she uses for her favourite alcoholic tipple.
“Darling …..” she will often say to me “It’s almost lunchtime, let’s have a lovely glass of day wine!”
What she really wants, is a glass of vino rosado, rose wine, cava rose, or whatever you prefer to call that pale or dark pink glass of delight.
There’s no doubt that Rose has become very popular in recent years, particularly in our warm Spanish summer, when a couple of ice cubes, thrown into a large wine glass with a few glugs of pink vino rosada is a perfect accompaniment to sunny afternoons in the company of friends.
However, there are other ways to use the pink liquid, to brighten up a party, amuse your friends or use up a bottle you haven’t quite finished …… However unlikely that might be.
Here are a few of our favourite ideas:
Raspberry rose sorbet
If you’re in the market for a refreshing sorbet flavour, why not give rose a try? A simple combination of rose, raspberries and sugar, this dessert is ready to go in no time. We strongly encourage pouring more wine on top, why? Because we can!
Raspberry rose wine cupcakes
Whilst there is rose baked into these petite cakes, the icing is where it packs a punch. The recipe calls for a raspberry and wine reduction, making the buttercream icing super flavourful, just the way we like it.
Fruit infused with wine is still healthy, right? Whilst you try to figure out whether they count as one of your five-a-day, nibble on these sugarcoated bites that will only take you five minutes to make.
Raspberry rose sorbet mimosas
For a grown up sweet treat, try topping off your favourite scoop of strawberry or raspberry ice cream with some bubbly. Drink up and then get a spoon to finish off the creamy dessert that will leave your taste buds tingling.
Rose wine ice lollies
These five ingredient wine lollies are everything you need on a hot summer day. Combine lemon, vanilla, sugar, strawberries and of course rosé, and these sweet treats are good to go. Talk about refreshing.
Rose wine Jellies
These classic sweeties just became even more fun to eat, as all you do is soak a batch of gelatin with rose to make these fun jellies, then once they’ve cooled, roll the gummies in sugar and voila, bon appetite
Candy floss champagne cocktails
Okay, so this is basically just a fancy cocktail, but you have to admit that cotton candy dipped in champagne sounds pretty irresistible. However, although you can make this special drink with any sparkling wine, using rose champagne would be the perfect combination.
Rose jelly shots
These adult jelly shots will definitely be a crowd pleaser. Keep it classy, ditch the normal shot glasses and serve these in your best stemware for the perfect mix of high and low at your next event. Add some vodka to the mix too ….. and your guests will never want to go home.