Saturday, March 14, 2009

Italian-style Sage-infused Vin Rosé

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
This is a traditional recipe for sage wine from Italy. It only takes a few minutes to assemble but must be left to infuse the flavors for a few hours, so make another cocktail while you are waiting for this one to mature.

1 bottle vin rosé
3 sprigs of fresh sage
strips of lemon zest

Add the sage leaves to the bottle of wine and put the cork back in, let rest at room temperature for 8-10 hours. Then strain the wine and chill for at least 6 hours before serving. Add a strip of lemon zest in every glass and pour in the wine and serve. Nice with lunch, or a picnic. On my yacht perhaps? "Have more wine dear!"