8 posts tagged wine
It’s been a scorching couple days in the city. The humidity has been killing me and as much as I love my new kitchen, having double ovens going at the same time is almost unbearable in this heat.
I’ve been dying for a crisp and cool summer cocktail. Something fruity, light and delicious.
Now that I’ve been getting back to cooking - I figured why not add in a cocktail to the mix? I love cooking and I love drinking, so why not add cocktail making to my evening menus?
Boy am I glad I did!
This cocktail is light and refreshing. Perfect for an afternoon with friends and or a dinner al fresco. Make a huge pitcher of this for your next backyard barbecue! Trust me, your friends will thank you.
SPARKLING WATERMELON SANGRIA
original recipe here
4 Cups watermelon cubed and cold
3/4 Cups dry white port (Andresen Port Fine White)
1 Lime, sliced thin
750ml Bottle of moscato, chilled *I used two 375ml bottles (Moscato D’Asti Vigna Senza Nome)
3 Cupes lime seltzer water, chilled
In a big pitched Mix together 3 Cups watermelon and 3/4 cups dry white port. Add about 8-10 slices of lime. Add Moscato and seltzer. Mix with a big ol’ wooden spoon.
Pour over ice filled glasses and enjoy!
Now, for those of you who aren’t quite vino experts (as am I) you may appreciate some info on both Port and Moscato. I know I do. Any time I walk into the liquor store to make a purchase I make sure to ask the salesperson any questions I may have. They are usually very knowledgable and can help guide you through the sometimes overwhelming process of getting to know and choose the right wine’s for you.
*Moscato - Comes from the Muscat grape. It’s grown around the world. Usually has a prominent perfume like floral aroma. It is light bodied and has semi sparkling spritzy character. A terrific summer wine - it’s intended to be served with fruits, fresh berries, summer salads amongst other desserts. It has the perfect balance of sweet flavors and low acidity which works well with the low alcohol. (5.5% in the Moscato I chose). It is a stand out choice in a white wine sparkler for a ladies lunch / brunch or the perfect wine paired with an afternoon fruit or dessert snack. My own personal opinion on Moscato? I love it. I would drink it solo any day.
*Port - Officially, real port wine originates from Portugal. Typically port is a sweet red wine served with desserts, but it also comes in dry, semi-dry and white varieties. This variety of wine is usually richer, sweeter and has a higher alcohol percentage (19.5% in the Port I chose) due to the fact it’s fortified. The fortifying process is one in which distilled grape spirirts are added to the wine to halt the fermentation before all the sugar is converted to alcohol. Port is commonly served after meals with desserts or with cheese’s. My own personal opinion on port? I have yet to find a variety that I can drink solo without my gag reflex triggering. With that said, I would GLADLY guzzle down gallons of this sangria without even stopping to consider the inclusion of port.
Knicks game and an enormous bottle of wine.
Apparently Kermit Lynch is a reputable wine importer so when you see this you know it’s good.
"Good wine is a necessity of life for me." -Thomas Jefferson
Any time I see these fitumblr photos of insanely fit women in workout gear I think to myself….
“well she clearly doesn’t drink wine or eat bread”
I should really stop trolling my tumblr feed while eating…..
David’s at a business dinner, so I am drinking some wine (read lots of wine), having some home made tomato soup and masking off the walls for painting.
This camper is VERY happy.
I have no clean Lulu Lemon to work out in tomorrow for my SLT class, but I’ve already had 2 glasses of wine and I don’t feel like doing laundry.
Grapes + Rose + Olympics = a good Sunday afternoon
Happy WINE Friday tumblr! It’s finally the weekend and I couldn’t be more happy that it’s here.
Thanks babe for the T-Rex attack pose in the background…. KILLIN IT