My sister and I were having a leisurely stroll about the wine shop when I caught sight of Stone’s Original Ginger Wine. I had been thinking about procuring ingredients for a summer patio cocktail, I just wasn’t in the mood for a vodka or rum drink. I think because we had just watched Casino Royale the night before, and the wine shop had a liqueur tasting, one of them being ginger liqueur, I arrived at the merry conclusion to make a wine cocktail. I picked up Asti Santero to go with my ginger wine and I was set. I chilled both bottles, muddled fresh mint from my garden, and then poured in the wines in equal measure. Delightfully sweet and spicy, the mint contributed a bright, refreshing element to each sunny, sparkly sip. I named it the Tallow Wood, and surmise that I may just add some lime zest next time….
Santero Asti [NV]
Produced by Santero S.P.A.
Produced and Bottled for Accolade Wines, LTC., Guildford