Matching Italian Food and Wine: Pandolfa Ginevra Sangiovese Rose’ Wine and Strawberry Slushy

Our adults-only slushy is great for end-of summer days. Your guests will rave about this alcoholic slushy, fragranced with the sweetness of fresh strawberries. It can also turn into a fruity dessert, decorating it with some fresh berries or with diced seasonal fruit of your choice.

For this recipe we uncorked a Ginevra Rosato wine from the Pandolfa winery, in the Emilia Romagna region. This is a rose’ wine from sustainable farming and made from hand-harvested Sangiovese Grosso grapes. On tasting, it is a refined wine, pleasantly fresh, sapid and with a fruity aroma.

Cin cin! 🍧

*This wine is imported to Denmark by Vinimondo.dk, a wine wholesaler that works with some of the best wine suppliers in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

INGREDIENTS for 6-8 glasses:
Ready in about 30 minutes + 4 hrs, to freeze

125 ml water (1/2 cup)
100 g sugar (0,5 cup)
300 g strawberries, washed and chopped
750 ml Rose’ wine (we used La Pandolfa Ginevra Sangiovese Rosato)
juice of 1 lemon 


METHOD

Put the water and sugar into a pot and bring to a boil. Let it boil for one minute and then remove from the heat. Allow the syrup to cool down to room temperature.

Blitz the strawberries and the cooled syrup in a blender. Blend until obtaining a smooth cream. Mix it with the wine and the lemon juice. Place in a freezer-proof container. Freeze at least 4 hours, until solid.

Place the frozen mixture into a blender and blitz until obtaining a sorbet-texture. Serve immediately or return the mixture to the freezer-proof container and freeze until just before serving.

Spoon the slushy into cocktail glasses (or if you feel creative, in a passion fruit shell, as in the picture below ;-)) and serve immediately.

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