These yummy, refreshing, wine based strawberry cocktails smell and taste like summer!
STRAWBERRY ROSE SPRITZER
Combine 1 pint of hulled, sliced strawberries and one 750-ml bottle rose wine in a large pitcher. Cover and chill for 3 hours to infuse wine. Strain wine into another pitcher, discarding strawberries. Stir in 2 cups soda water, 1/3 cup Aperol and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. Divide among ice-filled glasses.
STRAWBERRY MINT SPARLKING LIMEADE
3 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 (750-mililiter) bottle sparkling rose wine, chilled
Place strawberries, mint, lime juice and agave nectar into a blender, process until smooth. Divide among glasses and top with sparkling wine.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, May 2012