I recently made these delicious wine refreshers using Seriously Cool Wine! No seriously, the brand of wine is called “Seriously Cool” – I’m not just bragging about how cool my wine is! 🙂
From my instagram post on @inspiredbynick, I saw how many of you loved the photo and how interested many were in grabbing the recipe. So I thought I’d share it out in time for Canadian Thanksgiving!
These Seriously Cool Wine Refreshers take only five minutes to make and are perfect for entertaining!
Being away from our families in Montreal, S & I usually host dinner parties for our closest friends here in Toronto. Hosting dinners and entertaining are some of our favorite things to do, and we’re always looking to find new recipes for drinks, appetizers, mains and desserts to impress our guests! It’s a great way to use up wine that we have around, especially with the rise of splash wine club and other wine-to-door companies. It makes entertaining a cinch, too! Speaking of making things easy, making wine doesn’t have to be difficult, you could make these wine refreshers or a blackberry wine concoction that will quench your thanksgiving thirst!
What’s great about the wine refreshers is you really only need a few ingredients, and,
One bottle of wine should make six to eight refreshers!
So what ingredients do you need?
- 1 Bottle of Seriously Cool White Wine
- 1 Bottle of Lemon Perrier
- A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 1 Pomegranate
- 1 Teaspoon of grenadine
How easy is that?! Seriously, only five ingredients and only five minutes, and you’ve yourself a kickass cocktail to serve your friends!
I never would have thought to add a sprig of rosemary to my drink!
I typically use rosemary for any potato recipes, usually roasted sweet potato recipes, as I find their flavours really complimentary. I was so surprised though, at how delicious and refreshing it was in my drink! I think it was the blend of lemon from the Lemon Perrier with the rosemary that gave it that crisp, refreshing taste!
But of course, what would a recipe be without a few substitutes, right? So, if you’re not into the taste of Seriously Cool VQA White Wine, feel free to swap it with one of your faves. I’m definitely no wine sommelier, but I do recommend a Chardonnay for this recipe should you decide to go with a substitute. For anyone who doesn’t care for grenadine, a teaspoon of honey is a perfect sub!
The wine itself is so light and refreshing, and comes from a gorgeous vineyard right on Niagara-on-the-Lake. Have a look at Southbrook’s stunning property and different types of wines for yourself here!
Substitute mint for rosemary?
Hope you (and your friends) enjoy this drink at your next get together! But what are your thoughts on the rosemary? Are you willing to add a sprig to your next drink?! Think it’ll taste good? Let me know in the comments below!
Nick Joly | Inspired by Nick