Rosemary & S.I.N. (Summer in Napa)

With fantastic flavor and superb aroma, rosemary’s versatility is endless. Here are some easy ways to enhance your glass of S.I.N. (Summer In Napa) Rosé with cool, herbaceous rosemary and just the thing for those chill summer days poolside or anytime.

Rosemary-Smoked Glass

  • spring of rosemary
  • your favorite glass

Rosemary-Infused Ice Cubes

  • 2 springs rosemary, washed
  • 4 cups water
  • ice cube tray

Rosemary-Infused Crème Fraîche with Strawberries & Brown Sugar

  • 8oz crème fraîche
  • rosemary spring, washed, stripped, & finely chopped
  • 1 pint strawberries, washed & destemmed
  • brown sugar

Procedure

  • 1To infuse your glass with the aroma of rosemary, torch the end of your rosemary sprig enough to get it hot and smoking. Once the smoke is visible, capture it by simply placing the glass over the sprig. Swiftly turn the glass over, pour your S.I.N. Rosé in the glass and serve immediately.
  • 2For the rosemary-infused ice cubes, bring a pot of water with a sprig of rosemary to a boil and allow it to cool before transferring it to your ice cube tray. Add a 1/2 inch snip of rosemary to each cube and fill to the top with your rosemary-infused water. Freeze until firm. Add a few cubes to a glass of sparkling water, your favorite cocktail, or a glass of S.I.N. Rosé to enhance your experience.
  • 3For the strawberry snack, finely chop a sprig of rosemary and mix it with crème fraîche. To serve, wash the strawberries and leave them whole but destemmed. Fill two small bowls, one with your crème fraîche and the other with brown sugar. Dip your strawberry first in the crème, then brown sugar. Pair with a glass of S.I.N. Rosé, and enjoy!

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