Amazing Summer Sippers and Vino


It is officially patio season and there is nothing better than enjoying a cocktail or glass of wine with friends and family while taking in the warm weather and beautiful green surroundings.  Here are some of the top summer cocktails (with the recipe ) and vino I recommend!  


Spicy Cucumber Margarita


This subtly spicy riff on the classic margarita is well-balanced, crisp and with the perfect kick with minimal prep also makes this the perfect cocktail to enjoy all summer.


Ingredients


  • 2 ounces Tequila
  • 4 slices cucumber
  • 2 slices jalapeno
  • ¾ ounce agave syrup
  • 1-ounce lime juice

Method 

  1. Rim your glass with salt.
  2. Add cucumber and jalapeno to the shaker, and gently muddle.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the shaker.
  4. Shake to chill, and combine ingredients.
  5. Fine strain into a low-ball glass filled with ice


Woodford Thoroughbred 


It’s tough to believe this cocktail is made with just two ingredients because the flavor is deceptively rich and complex. The ginger beer gives an unexpected spicy kick to the Woodford Reserve Bourbon.


Ingredients


  • 2 ounce Woodford Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 bottle ginger beer 

Method

  1. Add bourbon to a Collins glass.
  2. Fill it with ginger beer.
  3. Top with ice, and garnish with a lime wheel.
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Summer Sunset


This positively pretty libation is as easy on the eyes as it is on the palate. 


Ingredients  


  • 2 ounces Seagram’s Extra Smooth Vodka
  • 4 ounces grapefruit juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Grapefruit and umbrella garnish 

Method 

  1. Add grenadine to a highball glass.
  2. Add grapefruit juice and Seagram’s Extra Smooth to a shaker.
  3. Shake, then strain over ice into the glass.
  4. Garnish with grapefruit slice and umbrella.


Quails Gate Rose 


Mission Hill Reserve Pinot Gris 



NV Blue Mountain Gold Label Brut 


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