“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.” W. C. Fields
A beautiful glass of Rose wine to me just epitomizes summer. Recently a friend invited us over for cocktails and served this delicious wine from the Wolffer Estates Vineyard in Long Island, New York. In addition to the Rose having an outstanding flavor, the bottle as you can see, is visually delightful. The combination just whispered “ah, those lazy, crazy days of summer”.
I immediately bought a couple of bottles for home and decided that those bottles had to be refilled with something special to be enjoyed in the winter. I decided I would try my hand at making a cello liquor. Since I had figs, peaches and lemons on hand that is what I used as the base flavors.
I hope you find a beautiful bottle if you can’t find the Wollfer Rose in your area and make this cello. I know it will bring a smile to your lips in December.
- 4 large figs slice in half
- 1 large peach sliced into chunks
- 1 large lemon sliced into chunks
- a fifth of Tito’s Vodka
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cups of sugar
Add the prepared fruit to a wide mouth quart mason jar.
Cover the fruit with Tito’s Vodka or vodka of your choice, filling the bottle completely, and cover with a lid.
Leave in a cool dark place and once a day mix the ingredients by turning the jar over a few times.
After two weeks drain the fruit from the vodka.
Prepare a simple syrup by boiling in a small pan the water and the sugar.
Add the simple syrup to the vodka and pour into the bottle.
Let the liquor sit for 2 months before serving.
Cooks note: This liquor would be delicious served over ice cream or as a flavoring to a basic cake.