With an early heat wave blazing through Long Island, respite from the outdoors with a refreshing beverage is no longer an option, it’s a necessity. If you’re not into a cold beer from the cooler or want something a little stronger than a backyard lemonade, turn to the adult classic: the wine spritzer.
Summer’s favorite drink, spritzers are both deliciously refreshing and sinfully sweet. Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay has the perfect drink to help you cool down at any dinner, party or backyard gathering this summer.
Woodbridge Summertime Spritz
2 1-inch thick cucumber slices
8 mint leaves
1 cup Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay
2 Tbsp lemon juice
½ cup soda water
Thinly sliced cucumbers, lemons, mint and seasonal fruit
1. Place 1 cucumber slice, 2 blackberries and 4 mint leaves each into two 8-10 oz. glasses. Muddle using a pestle.
2. Add ½ cup of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and a handful of ice to each glass.
3. Stir using a cocktail spoon for 10 seconds or until drink is cold. Top with soda and continue stirring until combined.
4. Garnish with cucumbers, lemons, mint and seasonal fruit of choice.