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Tipsy Cherries and Berries

Tipsy Cherries and Berries

The perfect start or end to a meal – mint and lavender scented fruit bathed in red wine; simply sublime!

Recipe by: Gabrielle

SERVES: 6

PREP TIME: 10 minutes COOK TIME: 10 minutes REST TIME: 30 minutes TOTAL TIME: 50 minutes

TO PREPARE

Fruit Wine ‘Bath’

  1. 6 Tbsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Foraged Wild Mint Infused Honey
  2. ½ cup + 1 cup Gabrielle Collection Vertex Red Cuvée Blend 621, North Coast
  3. ⅛ tsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Basil Finishing Sea Salt
  4. ⅛ tsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Grapefruit Pink Peppercorn

Fresh Fruit: Use a combination of seasonal fruit to equal 6 cups

  1. 1 lb. fresh strawberries, stems removed, halved
  2. 1 pint fresh blueberries
  3. 1 pkg. 6 oz. fresh blackberries
  4. 1 pkg. 6 oz. fresh raspberries
  5. 18 fresh Bing or Rainier cherries, halved, pitted

Lavender Water: Yield ½ cup

  1. ½ cup distilled or filtered water
  2. 1 tsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Culinary Lavender Buds

Garnish and Accents

  1. 6 tsp. GC Napa Valley Natural Lemon Olive Oil
  2. 6 mint sprigs, lavender sprigs or basil leaves
  3. 1 pkg. GC Napa Valley Lavender Lemon White Chocolate Wine Cookies or shortbread cookies

TO SERVE

Fill wine or martini glasses with the fruit and wine. Drizzle a float of 1 tsp. Lemon Olive Oil over each serving. Garnish with a mint sprig, lavender sprig, or basil chiffonade. Serve with a Lavender Lemon White Chocolate Wine Cookie.

SHOPPING LIST

  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 pkg. 6 oz. fresh blackberries
  • 1 pkg. 6 oz. fresh raspberries
  • 18 fresh Bing or Rainier cherries
  • 1 bottle 16 fl. oz. distilled or filtered water
  • 1 small bunch mint sprigs or lavender sprigs or basil leaves for garnish
  • 1 pkg. shortbread cookies or GC Napa Valley Lavender Lemon White Chocolate Wine Cookies
  • 1 bottle Gabrielle Collection Vertex Red Cuvée Blend 621, North Coast (wine in recipe)
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