Rosado de verano
I’ve spent many summers sipping this super-summery drink on grassy verges in Barcelona. The Spanish call this super-relaxed streetside drinking ‘botellón’ – everyone brings a bottle, glasses and some ice and it’s as simple as that.
This is often made with red wine, which works just as well, and shop- bought lemonade, and I have even seen this mixed up with cola. This dusky rose version is my take on the perfect summertime drink.
MAKES 1.5 LITRES
1 bottle of decent rosé (nothing too posh), cold
750ml sparkling water
150ml agave syrup
1 unwaxed lemon, sliced
1 unwaxed lime, sliced
Put everything into a jug with lots of ice and give it a good stir. Then drink it outside in the sunshine or on a warm summer evening.
IMAGE: Brian W Ferry