July 4, 2019 | By RJS Craft Winemaking
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!
-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).
A tropical wine slushy is up for the cool down challenge. Made with white wine, frozen or fresh tropical fruits of your choice.
-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!
-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!