*One Hope Wine sent me wine to use in this post. Which is super awesome so I could spend money on taking my kids somewhere fun instead of buying the wine I needed to produce this series. That’s rad.
If you missed yesterday, then you don’t know that I am in day 2 of Wine Cocktails Week. Yesterday was red wine based cocktail recipes. It had to be done. I couldn’t cram all these delicious cocktail recipes, featuring wine, in to one post. And so we have a full week of them! Sauvignon Blanc is my favorite wine. So I couldn’t wait to add it to a few drinks and see how they tasted. I used this recipe as a guideline but swapped the watermelon juice (too much work, I’m lazy, and I’m not a huge fan of watermelon) for muddled strawberries. YUM!
This drink could be considered a martini due to the vodka. (I know that doesn’t MAKE a martini but in my head it does and I don’t know enough about James Bond to know how he drinks them…) The vodka, wine and club soda are tasty. Then add the lemon juice and strawberries…WOW!
So I muddled the lemon juice and some fresh berries then topped it with some wine and the vodka. Shake it up with some ice and you are done. Super easy and totally different. Make these for your friends. You will totally impress them. And that is what friendship is all about, right? One-upping them? No? Oops.
This cocktail was super tasty. The strawberries added a nice sweetness and the lemon juice really brightened it up. I’ll admit to being a total nerd about these cocktails. I had a blast trying them all out! (A note: my neighbor got super lucky because I would make a drink, taste it, shoot the photos and then take it to her house and keep working on the other ones. I’ll let you know if anyone ever moves out of my neighborhood so you can move in…)
- 1 oz Sauvignon Blanc (I used One Hope Wine)
- 1 oz vodka
- 3 fresh strawberries, stems removed
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz lemon juice (I used Meyer lemons. That's my jam.)
- 1 1/2 oz soda water
- In a cocktail shaker, add lemon juice and fresh strawberries.
- With a muddler, muddle the berries.
- Add vodka and Sauvignon Blanc.
- Add ice and shake well.
- Strain in to a chilled martini glass.
- Recipe adapted from here: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/g2121/cocktails-made-with-wine/?slide=13
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