Are you guys feeling this heat wave? It hasn’t just hit California, that’s for sure. Friday + hot summer weather = kick your feet up it’s time for a cold cocktail. Or a wine spritzer. Or both? But first start with this luscious libation.
This next sentence might be offensive to the world of the winos out there (especially the FAW crew…aka our neighborly Friday wine and cheese night), but here goes.
Sometimes white wine is just boring.
Red wine is where it’s at. That’s the truth.
However, when you are wanting a beverage on the cool and refreshing side, you gotta go with a crisp white. And then add stuff to it. Like for example, a healthy pour of frosty cold ginger beer and a splash of freshly squeezed blood orange juice.
That’ll do it folks. Instant wine spritzer, perfect enough to enjoy by itself. No meal pairing needed.
You could use a regular old orange or tangerine, but the blood orange has such great flavor, they are usually extremely juicy, have a perfect balance of sweet and tangy, and they have such a sultry deep red color.
I guess anything to make white wine more, well, red.
This fun spritzer will be a great recipe to have on hand during the hot summer months, so be sure to book mark it! And when I mean “book mark it” I really mean make it now. It’s Friday for goodness sake. Time to bring on the weekend with a crisp wine beverage.
Orange Ginger Wine Spritzer
Serves 1 or 4-5, respectively
For a single glass:
5 oz white wine
2 oz ginger beer
1 ½ oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice
For for a pitcher:
1 bottle of sauvignon blanc
1 (12 oz) bottle ginger beer
8 oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice
*Little Yellow Note: All of these ingredients are to taste. Feel free to make adjustments to suit your preference!
Mix wine, ginger beer and freshly squeeze blood orange juice, together. Pour into a glass, over ice. Enjoy
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