Good day everyone, I hope that you all are having a fantastic day, I know that I am. Now, to wine or not to wine, that is the question, the answer is simple my friends, yes. Why would’nt you want to unwind with a nice glass of wine, at the end of a long day? Did you know that one of the best ways to cool off during the warm weather is to chill with some white wine? For this article, I thought that I would share a few recipes to help you cool off once the weather starts to warm up. How does this sound to you? No need to worry, these recipes will not break the bank. It is my hope that everyone will end the day by kicking back with a nice cold glass of red or white wine.
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White Wine Spritzer:
The perfect cocktail to chill out with at the end of a long day.
1) 3 ounces of Diet 7 Up
2) 3 ounces of White Wine
3) Lemon Slices
To Make;Add some ice to a wine glass. Then pour the white wine in, and top off with the lemon lime soda. Garnish with a lemon slice, or peel. Your choice, garnish is completely optional as well.
You know, on a lot of other sites, the writers tend to get very technical, not here, I give it to you straight from the hip. Hopefully you appreciate the honesty, as well as the easy reading.
Berry Moscato Lemonade:
There is a lot to love about this cocktail, that I hardly know where to start. Okay, how about with the fresh Blueberries and Blackberries? Or maybe it’s the sweetness of the Moscato. Either way, you truly have to try this cocktail.
1) 3 cups of The Naked Grape Moscato
2) 1/2 a cup of New Amsterdam Red Berry Vodka
3) 6 cups of Lemonade
4) 6 ounces of Blueberries
5) 6 ounces of Blackberries
6) 2 Lemons thinly sliced
7) Lots of ice
To Make; In a large pitcher, place the blueberries, blackberries, and lemon slices in. Muddle the ingredients a bit to bring out their natural flavors. Add in the moscato, red berry vodka, and lemonade mix. Stir to combine, and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. When you are ready, pour over ice in a Collins or highball glass, and enjoy. As you can imagine this cocktail is perfect for a gathering of friends and family. And, that is something we all need now, do you agree?
Cheerleader Champagne Cocktail:
A sparkling cocktail that mixes berry goodness with your favorite bubbly. What completes this sweet sipper, is the fun and easy pom pom topper on the end of a Popsicle stick.
2) 1/4 ounce of Creme de Cassis Liqueur
3) 1 Raspberry Frozen Popsicle
To Make; Pour Creme de Cassis into a champagne flute. Put the Popsicle in the glass. Top off with the chilled Sparkling Wine, and serve immediately. This one is perfect for sipping pool side or for any occasion.
Citrus Mint Pinot Grigio:
It’s funny, this Pinot Grigio is already known for its fresh crisp flavor, but we can’t seem to stop from adding more flavor for you. This citrus mint cocktail will magnify everything you already love about this classic white wine.
1) 1 Liter of The Naked Grape Pinot Grigio
2) 1 Lemon thinly sliced
3) 1 Lime thinly sliced
4) 1 Handful of Fresh Mint Leaves
To Make; Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Let chill for 2- 4 hours, or overnight if you can wait that long. But who can wait for a refreshing cocktail? Serve when well chilled, or serve over ice, if you don’t feel like waiting. Doesn’t this drink just look like spring time in a glass? Perfect for a warm night, or a cool evening by the fire pit.
Fennel Fizz Cocktail:
This fizzy wine concoction is the perfect cocktail after a long day. And gives you a chance to try an under used ingredient, fennel.
1) 1 bottle of Kim Crawford Chardonnay, well chilled
2) 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Fennel Seeds
3) 1 cup of sugar
4) 1/2 a fennel cut into 6 wedges
5) Club Soda
6) Fennel or Dill Fronds to garnish
To Make; In a small saucepan bring sugar, water and fennel seeds to a boil to make a fennel simple syrup. Simmer for 15 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes or overnight, strain to remove the fennel seeds. Divide the wine between five glasses filled with ice. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of the fennel syrup to each glass and stir. Garnish with the fennel wedges and fronds. Add a splash of club soda for the fizz and serve. Your friends will thank you a thousand time over.
Great White Wine Slush:
Seeing a Great White? Scary. Sipping on a Great White? Definitely delicious. We have mixed up this frosty drink that is easy to make, and unlike it’s namesake, is a delightful addition to any beach.
1) 3 ounces of White Wine
2) 2 ounces of Smirnoff Sourced Pineapple
3) 2 ounces of Frozen Lemonade
4) 1 ounce of Club Soda
5) Pineapple wedges for the garnish
6) 1 Scoop of crushed ice
To Make; Pour the White Wine, Smirnoff Sourced Pineapple, and the frozen lemonade into a blender with the crushed ice. Blend the mixture until smooth, but still slightly slushy. Pour into a wine or martini glass. Top off with the club soda, garnish with a pineapple wedge, and serve. Enjoy on the beach, by the pool side, or anywhere you feel like having a frozen cocktail. And who doesn’t like frozen cocktails? Especially on a warm day. It’s the perfect way to cool off, sure beats a Popsicle.
I hope that I have answered the question to wine or not to wine. This is something that I will be doing this summer, or maybe even tonight at these prices, we can’t go wrong.
Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. The life you save may very well be your own. Sincerely: John D. Have a blessed weekend friends.