When we think of wine we tend to think of our choice simply being between red or white – and that’s just not true! It’s about time that rose had some of the limelight! So this book is a celebration of rose wine, to show everyone just how much is has to offer. It’s light and refreshing, incredibly versatile, and there really is a rose for any occasion.
There’s something glamorous about a pink drink! It’s a little bit different – a bit less serious, a little bit more of a party drink. There’s a feeling you can let your hair down and have some fun if you have a glass of rose in your hand. And, because it’s so light and refreshing, it’s a go-to drink for the summer when you’re out with your friends, sitting outside in the sun and feeling great. The Rose Sorbet recipe is perfect when the heat hits this summer!
The origin of sorbet is hotly contested, although European folklore tells that it originated with the Romans, who gathered snow from the Appian Way, brought it to Rome, and served it mixed with honey and wine.
Recipe: Rosé Sorbet
- 17 fl. oz. (500 ml) dry rosé
- 140 g granulated sugar
- 360 g raspberries, fresh or frozen
- Additional rosé for serving (optional)
Boil the wine and sugar in a saucepan until the sugar has dissolved. Take off the heat, stir in the raspberries, and leave to cool. In a blender, purée the mixture before passing it through a sieve to remove the seeds. Then cover and refrigerate overnight.
Freeze the mixture for 2 hours, then remove and beat with a fork to break up ice crystals that are beginning to form. Cover and place back in the freezer for 2 more hours to freeze until firm.