Think This is a Glass of Rosé? Think Again

When is a rosé not a rosé? When it's a cocktail made with strawberry, Campari, cucumber water and more to taste and look like summer's most refreshing wine.
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Courtesy of Columbia Room, Washington, DC.

The inclusion of strawberry, Campari and fresh cucumber water coax out the flavors often found in a Provençal rosé, says Columbia Room head bartender JP Fetherston.

Three Cocktails You Just May Mistake for Wine
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Tio Pepe Fino Sherry
  • 1 ounce Imbue Dry Vermouth
  • ¼ ounce Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
  • ¼ ounce Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois
  • ¼ ounce Campari
  • ¼ ounce grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce cucumber water (macerate sliced cucumbers in water at least 10 minutes, then double-strain)
Directions
  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice, and stir until chilled. Strain into a wine glass. (To make a larger batch, add 1 ounce filtered water per serving, and refrigerate without stirring.)
Published on June 29, 2017
About the Author
Kelly A. Magyarics
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Kelly Magyarics is a wine and spirits writer, and wine educator, in the Washington, DC, area. She can be reached through her website, www.kellymagyarics.com.



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