Rose Port Wines
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Sparkling Rosé Port Cocktail

My Newest Recipe For A Perfect Summer Cocktail

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.

Ingredients

  1. Croft Rosé Port Wine
  2. 3 oz. Peach infused Simple Syrup (see below)
  3. Blueberries
  4. Strawberries
  5. Sparkling Water

Peach Infused Simple Syrup

  1. Take equal parts sugar and water, then place in saucepan and heat until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Slice two fresh peaches and add to the saucepan.
  3. Simmer on low for 30 minutes to create the peach simple syrup.
  4. Strain the syrup and allow to cool.

Sparkling Peach Rosé Port Cocktail

  1. Place fresh strawberries and blueberries in a glass.
  2. Add 3 oz. of the peach simple syrup.
  3. Fill 3/4 of the glass with Croft Pink Port.
  4. Top off with sparkling water and lightly stir once again to combine all the ingredients.
  5. 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!

Rose Port Wines

Rose Port Wines

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2 Comments

  • Reply Amanda @ Anchored to Sunshine June 19, 2017 at 9:51 am

    This looks amazing!! Such a perfect summer afternoon!

    • Reply Monica June 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you! The Rosé Port sure made the picnic!

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