Peach and Berry Macedonia With Sparkling Rosé
Fresh fruit compote always makes a perfect dessert, especially during the summer months, when stone fruits and berries are in season. This recipe relies on peaches, nectarines, blackberries and raspberries, but you could add apricots or cherries, too. Any dry white or rosé wine will work, but this Macedonia is especially good with sparkling wine, particularly sparkling rosé. Serve in wide glasses, so guests can sip the resulting juice. Top up with more bubbly, if you wish. Here, a bit of optional lavender perfumes the fruit, but lemon verbena or mint leaves would also be nice.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 2pounds freestone peaches and nectarines, sliced (about 4 cups)
- ½pint blackberries
- ½pint raspberries
- Granulated sugar, to taste
- 2tablespoons vodka or kirsch
- 1cup sparkling rosé (or still rosé, if preferred)
- 1teaspoon fresh lavender blossoms, optional
Step 1Put sliced fruit in a large glass serving bowl. Top with berries. Sprinkle lightly with about 2 tablespoons sugar, depending on sweetness of fruit. Taste and add more as necessary.
Step 2Add the vodka and wine. Mix gently with a large spoon. Add lavender blossoms, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour, until well-chilled. Serve in individual glasses, making sure to include lots of the juice in each.