I love red wine . . . but when it’s hot, my drinks get lighter! Here are some awesome cocktails I recommend for the warmer weather!
- Barefoot Refresh (Crisp White Spritzer) – this is perfect for sitting outside on a hot day. It really is refreshing!
- What You See is What You Get Rose – I love a Rose’ Wine in the warmer weather – this one if fun and very affordable!
- A Rudi Wiest Riesling – “Rudi is an importer of many high quality German estates. They vary in price and are worth both the effort to find as well as reward in your glass. German wines are a mystery to many. In a nutshell those labeled kabinett, spatlese, auslese, generally are better quality and offer a guide of sweetness level from dry to sweet. ” This recommendation comes from my husband’s Uncle Patrick. He knows his stuff – I trust him and his advice! Enjoy!
- Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio – this white keeps winning awards – and each time it wins one, the price goes up! If you are looking for a top shelf white, this is a good “go to”.
2oz. of White Wine (recommended: Chaddsford White)
2 oz of Peach Syrup or White Peach Liquer
2 oz. of Cranberry Juice
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
A squirt of fresh lime
This is a peach wine based drink and the perfect alternative for the old “punch in a bowl”. We plan to make a giant batch of this for our next party. It was sooooo goood!!!
5 oz. of Red Wine (Recommended Chaddsford Red )
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao syrup or Blue Curacao Liquer
1/2 oz. Grenadine
My husband and I went to Chaddsford Winery’s tasting room for a special “Cupcakes and Cocktails” pairing. All the drinks were given “Star Wars” themed names! These two were our favorite. Delicious!
Pina Colada Sangria
2 750 ml bottles of Moscato
20 oz. can of crushed pineapple
1 1/2 cups of coconut rum
Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher. Refrigerate overnight and serve, chilled 🙂
And for those who prefer a Margarita in the hot months . . .
Noelle Kelly says
Yum that Pina Colada Sangria sounds amazing!
colleen kennedy says
Mmmm, I do love a good Riesling!
Caroline @ In Due Time says
Yum! These sound good. Personally, Moscato is my fave <3
Moscato is a super sweet wine – and I know lots of people that share your love for that one!! Cheers!
Shannon Kramer says
Hi Amy! Is the recommended red wine for the Bluke Skywalker a dry or sweeter red? I don’t usually do reds as they tend to give me headaches but maybe if it’s sweeter and mixed I could “tolerate” it just fine 😉 These all sound delicious!!!!
I actually think it’s a dry. I will inbox you the link that describes the “Chadsford Red”. However, you could always try it with the red you like – let me know how it turns out!
I just double checked – the drink recipe calls for a dry red . .. but like I said, you could always try something different 🙂
Oh my goodness pina colada sangria! I am going to make that.