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July 4, 2019 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Beat the Heat with Spritzers, Slushies and Sangria’s!

Celebrate this summer season with chilled drink creations that are easy to create and easier to enjoy! Using your craft wine, cool down with a spritzer, slushy or sangria.  We have a quick, fun guide to matching your summer chilled drinks to suit any occasion!

Here are few quick and easy to replicate summer drink creation ideas:

Spritzers – Do you like your drinks with a little fizz? Try a Spritzer!

Ingredients:
-Mix equal parts club soda and chilled white wine over 4-5 ice cubes.
-Add a squeeze of lemon or lime and couple zests to bring out the natural citrus flavors in the wine.
Directions: Feel free to experiment with different citrus flavors (even a dash of grapefruit bitters will add to the refreshing effervescence of this seasonal creation).

 

Wine Slushies

A tropical wine slushy is up for the cool down challenge. Made with white wine, frozen or fresh tropical fruits of your choice.

 

 

Ingredients:
-1 Bottle chilled white wine
-5 cups of frozen or fresh tropical fruits of your choice
-1 cup tropical flavored soda or fruit juice of your choice
-A handful of ice
Directions: put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth!

 

Sangria – This summer sipper will please everyone! All you need is fruit, your choice of your favourite craft red or white wine, add a garnish, and Voila!

Ingredients:
-Mix any of your favourite red fruits such as strawberries and raspberries,1 sliced orange, 1 cup halved grapes, ¼ cup blueberries
-Half a 1L bottle of lemon lime carbonated drink
-1 full chilled bottle of your hand crafted, red or white wine.
Directions: Mix together, let chill for 2 hours and serve over a couple of ice cubes!

Happy chilling!

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