what to do with a bottle of white zin???
No, I did not buy it. Hosted book group and one of the attendees brought it. Can't stand the stuff (reminds me of when I was 16!) but I thought there might be some punch recipe or something I could do with it like a spritzer. I hate waste . . . thanks in advance for your suggestions.
One bottle of white zin.
Two med size carrots.
Slice both carrots into medium sticks. Simmer one of the carrots in the white zin for about 5 minutes.
Throw the white zin/carrot mix out and eat the remaining fresh carrot sticks with a sauce of choice and a glass of good chilled Pouilly Fume.
Good Luck, Roberto
Home-made white zin Strawberry Jello. I'm eating a variation of that now.
The wine just adds color and the strawberry flavor takes over. I love this stuff, it brings out the juiciness of the berries and is just lucious.
Here's a link to a version I did with white Merlot. Wine variety doesn't matter too much, actually the less expensive the better since going pricy doesn't add a thing.
I've played around with this alot and have it down to the simplest version:
1 pint of strawberries, quartered
1 cup white zin
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup apple juice ... the boxed type
1 packet of Knox gelatin
1. Combine wine and sugar and bring to a boil
2. Add strawberries and simmer 5 minutes
3. In a heat proof bowl or pot, combine apple juice and water, then sprinkle with gelatin and let sit 5 minutes
4. Add hot strawberry mixture to apple juice/gelatin
5. Stir and cool on the counter (about 1 hour
)6. Put in cups (I use tupperware) and chill about 2 hours
Lasts a week and can be frozen for a sorbet/granita like texture.
I orgininally followed a Martha Stewart recipe and didn't need to get so fussy. She calls for cooling the mixture in an ice bath.
I made the exact same recipe using an ice bath and one that was just left on the counter. They turned out identically.
I think the new Giada De Laurentis (sp?) cookbook has a recipe for an aperitif that uses rose wine and sage leaves steeped together. Sorry, I don't have the cookbook or the recipe, but maybe another person does?
She suggests that you give it as a hostess or holiday gift.