Leia Pecotte, lead bartender, Tulio, Seattle
Opt for a ripe, medium-sweet Riesling (look for Auslese, Spätlese or “late harvest” on the label) to stand up to the bold, juicy flavors of strawberry and lime in this frozen drink. “Brooks Sweet P Riesling is the sweetest of the non-dessert Rieslings from Brooks, with rich flavors of candied citrus, honey and orange marmalade,” says Pecotte.
The Summer Fling
- 2 cups fresh strawberries
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 cup sweet Riesling
- Fresh strawberry, for garnish
Combine strawberries, sugar and lime juice into food processor or blender. Purée until smooth and pour into clean ice cube tray. Freeze overnight.
Place frozen cubes and Riesling in blender. Purée until smooth. Pour into wine glass and garnish with fresh strawberry.