Make Peachy DIY Wine Tasting Notes Potpourri While Sipping on Sutter Home Moscato Sangria
This isn’t your grandma’s potpourri! This one is all new. You may think it would be hard to add a new spin on something that has been around since the early 17th century, but that hasn’t stopped us from trying. The idea of gathering dried herbs and flowers in early spring and summer to bring wonderfully fragrant aromas to all kinds of spaces is hardly new. And yet, we believe we have created a way to bring your love of potpourri and your love of Sutter Home wine together like never before.
The secret to our irresistible aromatic blend is that it uses the tasting notes of Sutter Home Moscato Sangria: like peaches, nectarines, strawberries, and lemons. Take a deep breath as we share a great way to add homemade accents of your favorite Sutter Home wine to any room in your home.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE SUTTER HOME TASTING NOTES POTPOURRI
- Fresh flowers — roses (red for the simmer method and pink for the sit-out method)
- Fresh herbs — basil and mint, aromas of farmers market
- Peach segments — to dry
- Honeydew melon essential oil
- Sheet pan
- Parchment paper
- Spritz bottle (optional)
- Mason jar (optional)
PREP — DRY YOUR FLOWERS AND HERBS
- To bring out the fragrance of our roses, basil, mint, and peaches, we’ll dry them out by baking them in the oven.
- Heat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Fit a piece of parchment paper (not wax paper) to your sheet pan and lay out your herbs in a single layer, separating the bunches into sprigs.
- Pick the rose petals off their stem and add to the single layer of herbs, then sprinkle peach segments into any empty spaces.
- Bake in the oven for about 2 hours or until brittle (but not burnt). Let potpourri sit out until cool.
METHOD ONE — CHOP YOUR HERB POTPOURRI AND SIMMER
- Once your potpourri has cooled to room temperature, chop the herbs into smaller pieces. This will let the aroma fill the room. (You could use this method with fresh herbs, too. Don’t have time to dry in the oven? No problem.)
- Place a small pot of water on the stove and toss your herb potpourri in. Bring to a simmer (medium to medium-high heat) and add 10-15 drops of honeydew melon essential oil into the water. The fresh scent will begin to release as the water evaporates.
- Leave the pot simmering as long as you like; just continue to add more water as it evaporates.
METHOD TWO — SPRITZ AND LEAVE OUT
- Once your herb potpourri has cooled to room temperature, mix it together and place it in a bowl or small pouch or satchel.
- Fill a spritz bottle with a tablespoon of water and 10-15 drops of the honeydew melon essential oil. Spray the potpourri with the oil mixture and refresh as needed.
- This method can make a great gift. Be sure your potpourri is fully dried if you plan to put it in a sealed container — otherwise, the basil and mint can build up condensation and start to smell the opposite of fresh.
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