06/02/14 Rosé Hibiscus Spritzer

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‘Tis the season to enjoy rosé! And for that, we are all very thankful.  Let’s get one thing out of the way before we get to the good stuff: There’s no shame in drinking pink wine. End of story.

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Let’s just go ahead and declared rosé as the unofficial beverage of the summer. Rosé tends to be an affordable (yay!) and food-friendly, but the delicious pink wine is ideal for mixing cocktails and low-alcohol spritzers. Now, many people think wine spritzers are synonymous with wine coolers (which I find kind of charming for some reason), but they don’t have to be.

To dispel those myths, we put together a little Apothic Rose Hibiscus Spritzer to wet your whistle. We accompanied the low-alcohol spritzer with a super simple spread I normally put together for friends. My get-togethers most often happen last minute, especially in the summer months. We’ve learned to just wing it and rely on the basics: cocktails, meats, cheeses, and breads. Yum. For you ambitious readers looking for a challenge, take the extra time you’d normal spend making an elaborate meal to kick back and enjoy some rosé. We’ll get to those recipes this fall, and in the meantime, you’re welcome.

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Apothic Rose Hibiscus Spritzer (via)

Apothic Rose Hibiscus Spritzer
2 cups lemon juice
2 cups water
2 cups ice
1 tbs Hibiscus Simple Syrup
To taste Apothic Rose

Hibiscus Simple Syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tbs Organic Hibiscus powder

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What to serve alongside Apothic Rose Hibiscus Spritzer:

  • Cold meats (especially cold cuts) tend to have saltiness and spice, which enhances the flavor of rosé wines.
  • We had a Morbier from France on hand, which held up just find with the spritzer. If you’re going to enjoy a rosé on it’s own, try a tangy and earthy Zamorano or Majorero sheep’s cheese. You could also try one of the beautiful Cabrales blue cheeses.
  • Crusty Breads. I prefer the sourdough variety.

If you want to pair this spritzer with an herb-crusted roast chicken and a light salad, no one would be mad.

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Photos: Melissa Oholendt, Styling: Judith Kostroski from Style Architects for Wit & Delight.

Sponsored by Apothic Rose

Comments (26)

  1. I was Looking throughout the World Wide Web for something interesting to read when I found this blog. It caught my attention for its exquisite taste in all topics, but specially interior design. I really enjoy it. Congratulations on your many talents.

    Jun 02 2014 | Alejandro Vargas
  2. The photoshoot of this one, is just SO good! Fresh, clean and delicious!

    Jun 03 2014 | Corina Nika
  3. Thank you, Corina!

    Jun 03 2014 | Kate
  4. In love with this cocktail and the photography! There’s absolutely no shame in drinking something pink.

    Jun 03 2014 | Sini
  5. Thank you! Glad you’re part of the pink cocktail club :)

    Jun 03 2014 | Kate
  6. All drink should be pink! These sound so yum, and these photos are beautiful! Now I just need to sun to come back out :)

    Jun 03 2014 | Sally
  7. Yum! I love a good glass of rose in the Summer time.

    Jun 03 2014 | Chelsea
  8. can you use hibiscus leaves? can’t find powder here in montana!

    Jun 09 2014 | fine cooking
  9. This looks absolutely stunning ! I love it, so refreshing and pretty ! :)

    Jun 09 2014 | Alexandra | Folk & Fest
  10. Hello! I’m not sure how it would taste, but I imagine you could dry out the leaves and then grind them in a mortar pestle?

    Jun 10 2014 | Kate
  11. Beautiful job, ladies! The photos, styling and recipe — you gals killed it. I can’t wait to try this! Perfect for this hot California weather we’ve been having too! xo

    Jun 11 2014 | Latrina | oftreesandhues
  12. Beautiful styling for what looks like a delicious recipe! Hmm who can I invite over to make this for?

  13. Thank you, Meg! It’s delicious :)

    Jun 12 2014 | Kate
  14. Przez takie wpisy jak te pokochałem wirtualne dzienniki

    Aug 09 2014 | comment-4323