Cool Down With Wine This Summer

Summertime is prime time for colorful cocktails. Whether you are sipping poolside or imbibing on the beach, a good summer drink can make or break your day. But sometimes those cocktails and mixers can be overly sour or super sugary, which can lead to a headache and major buzzkill for a party. Add a fresh twist to your wine this summer with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi wines. Try the PinotGrita, the Grapefruit Sauvignon Blanc Spritzer or Frozen Sauvignon Blanc Blueberry Lemonade the next time you’re in need of a refreshing cocktail. 

Grapefruit Sauvignon Blanc Spritzer

2 cups pink grapefruit juice
1 750 ml bottle of Woodbridge Sauvignon Blanc
1 pink grapefruit, sliced
Sparkling lemonade

1. Pour the Sauvignon Blanc and grapefruit juice into a pitcher
2. Add the sliced pink grapefruit and refrigerate overnight (or at least 10 hours)
3. Once ready to be served, add about 6 oz. into each glass
4. Top the drink off with 3 oz. of sparkling lemonade


Frozen Sauvignon Blanc Blueberry Lemonade

Yields 4 cocktails

2 cups fresh lemonade
2 cups berry juice (blueberry or pomegranate recommended)
1 cup Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc
1 cup ice
¼ cup mint leaves, plus more for garnish

1. Add all ingredients to a blender
2. Puree until ice is crushed and mixture is smooth
3. Pour into four glasses and garnish with fresh mint. Serve immediately.


Woodbridge Pinot Grita

Yields 4 cocktails

3 cups Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Pinot Grigio
¾ cup frozen limeade concentrate
½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
3 cups ice
Lime wedges, to garnish
Salt, to garnish

1. Combine Pinot Grigio, limeade and orange juice in blender
2. Slowly add ice until all ingredients are well-combined
3. Pour into 4 salt-rimmed glasses, and garnish with lime wedge (optional)

Jennifer Fauci
Jennifer Fauci is the former managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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