Few things are nicer on a warm summer evening than relaxing in your apartment or on your balcony while enjoying a refreshing breeze—and it's even better when you're holding a delicious beverage. Chilled glasses of white wine are excellent options for these times, but if you're like most people, you enjoy variety now and then. Fortunately, there are many ways to use your favorite white wine in summer cocktails. Following are just four of the many ways that residents of our apartments in West Miami can enjoy white wine.
Peaches and Crème de Menthe
Fill a tall highball glass with ice, and fill it halfway with your favorite slightly dry white wine—pinot grigio or chardonnay work well for this. Splash in a bit of peach brandy and finish it off with a generous drizzling of white crème de menthe. Garnish with a fresh peach slice and a sprig of spearmint.
White Wine Lemonade
Mix white wine and lemonade with ice and garnish with a fresh lemon slice for a simple-but-sublime summer cocktail perfect for sipping on. You can use freshly squeezed lemonade that you prepare yourself or something from the store. If you're looking for an added kick, try one of the hard lemonades made for adult consumption.
You can give this one an extra-festive note by using both sparkling wine and sparkling lemonade.
White Wine Sangria
A pitcher of white wine sangria is an excellent accompaniment to a light dinner made of food with a Latin accent. Combine white wine, sugar to taste, a few good splashes of brandy and sparkling ginger ale in a pitcher. Add cut fruit, such as peaches, pears, and melon, and refrigerate until it's time to serve.
This elegant cocktail is deceptively simple to make. All you need to do is to combine white wine with crème de cassis and strain through ice in a cocktail shaker. Serve in martini glasses with a lemon twist as the opening act of a classy summer dinner party.
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