What could be better in the summertime than strawberry, limoncello, and white wine? Drawing a blank? So are we. We kind of got hung up on the strawberry, limoncello, and white wine concept.
We took this idea to the Amoretti drawing board (a.k.a our bar space) and came up with a wine-tini recipe that’s sure to blow you away! Using fresh mint, our delicious Wild Strawberry Martini Cocktail Mix, and other great ingredients, we created a drink that is nothing if not refreshing.
As it is with most drink recipes, this drink requires subtlety. Don’t skimp on the fresh mint or opt for frozen strawberries (not in the summer, at least!). A cocktail can only be as good as its lowest quality ingredient.
Amoretti Strawberry Limoncello Wine-Tini Recipe
- 1 bottle (750 ml) white wine
- ½ cup limoncello
- ½ cup Amoretti Wild Strawberry Martini Cocktail Mix
- 12-15 fresh, sliced strawberries
- Large bunch of fresh mint
- ½ liter (2/3 the wine bottle) club soda
Muddle the mint with a little bit of wine in the bottom of a large pitcher. Once the mint is muddled, add the strawberries and gently muddle them. (Don’t crush them. Muddle them just enough so that they remain intact, but release plenty of flavor!). Add the remainder of the wine, the limoncello, and wild strawberry cocktail mix. Let the pitcher chill in the refrigerator. When ready to drink, remove the pitcher, add ice and club soda, and serve!
Choosing the Right White Wine
In addition to being a good tongue twister, the “right white wine” can make a big difference in this wine-tini recipe. We prefer a dry Riesling for this recipe. If you’ll allow us to be picky for a moment, we recommend going for a good German Riesling, since these wines tend to be quite dry and complimentary to the flavors of limoncello and wild strawberry.
If you’re shopping at a wine store with knowledgeable staff, ask for a recommendation. If you’re going out on your own, look for the words ‘Trocken’ (dry) or ‘Halbtrocken’ (half-dry) on the label of German bottles.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with using a sweet white wine (Riesling or otherwise) in this wine-tini recipe. You may even prefer it that way. Have fun, and experiment. We’d love to hear about your discoveries! Send us an email, and tell us your thoughts on this wine-tini recipe.