It’s no secret that I have been on a rosé kick lately. Not only is it refreshing in the summertime, but it is also a delicious wine. My newest find has taken my love of rosé to a whole new level — a rosé style Port! Port is a fortified, sweet red wine that is typically paired with dessert. Croft Port Wines created a new rosé style Port, that is light and designed to enjoy during summer, so I couldn’t wait to try it!
Croft Pink Port is much lighter and crisper than traditional Port wines. The Port has a vibrant and fruity flavor — you can taste hints of raspberry and cherry in each sip. This Port is best served chilled, try it on ice with a lemon garnish! If you’re looking for another way to serve this Port, it can be mixed into the perfect summer cocktail! I created my own cocktail that would highlight the rosé, using a few ingredients that you can easily gather when you’re looking to enjoy cocktails on the porch or during an evening picnic. Since it peach season in Georgia, I crafted a cocktail that included this juicy fruit with the Croft Pink Port.
- Croft Rosé Port Wine
- 3 oz. Peach infused Simple Syrup (see below)
- Sparkling Water
Peach Infused Simple Syrup
- Take equal parts sugar and water, then place in saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves.
- Slice two fresh peaches and add to the saucepan.
- Simmer on low for 30 minutes to create the peach simple syrup.
- Strain the syrup and allow to cool.
Sparkling Peach Rosé Port Cocktail
- Place fresh strawberries and blueberries in a glass.
- Add 3 oz. of the peach simple syrup.
- Fill 3/4 of the glass with Croft Pink Port.
- Top off with sparkling water and lightly stir once again to combine all the ingredients.
- Serve over ice in a highball glass.
This is truly one of my favorite summer cocktails! Follow along with @CroftPink and @PortCocktails for some more inspiring cocktail recipes! Share your favorite summer drinks in the comments below or via Instagram and be sure to use the hashtag #PortCocktails! Cheers and enjoy!
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