Each year that my blog's birthday comes and goes, I think to myself, I can't believe I've made it another year. This site certainly isn't what it used to be, and I doubt it ever will be again, but it's nice to have this piece of the Interweb in which I get to share delicious food and drink and ramble a bit. My blog birthday treats seem to mostly be centered around strawberries and Nutella because...why not? This year, I decided to celebrate in cocktail form with strawberry-soaked rose wine and a hint of bitterness from my favorite aperitif, Aperol. It brought a hint of spring to my Chicago kitchen, even when it snowed two days later. Luckily, I am now enjoying a nice week in California to warm my soul. Anyway, thanks as always for continuing to let me share on here and cheers to another year!
One year ago: Magic Cake
Two years ago: Nutella Pop Tarts
Three years ago: Strawberry Crisp
Four years ago: Nutella Sandwich Cookies
Five years ago: Perfect Party Cake
Six years ago (my first post...don't judge!):The Return of The Glamorous Life
(Adapted from Bon Appetit)
Makes 8 servings
2 cups strawberries, washed, hulled, and chopped
1 750-ml bottle rose wine
2 cups soda water
1/3 cup Aperol
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
In a large pitcher, combine the strawberries and rose and let the strawberries steep for at least three hours or overnight.
Strain the rose from the strawberries and reserve the strawberries for garnish. Pour the wine back into the pitcher and mix in the soda water, Aperol, and lemon juice. Fill each glass with ice cubes and a few strawberries and pour the drink over the ice. Serve immediately.