Aperitivos & Wine Cocktails

Aperitivos & Wine Cocktails, For fun, Tasty Whites

Orange & Basil White Wine Sangria

It’s that time of year! Phew! A whopping 95 degrees yesterday, and it’s only going to get hotter in my neck of the woods – or desert – should I say. The benefit of living in the valley of Los Angeles is the amazing mountain views and sunny mornings without the marine layer. The drawback is weather so hot in the summer you could fry an egg on the sidewalk.

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Aperitivos & Wine Cocktails

Cocktails: The Great Gatsby

Let’s face it. I’m no mixologist. I had never even heard of vanilla vodka until 3 months ago. I am terrible with liquor and am just really beginning to understand my way around wine. So when I was thinking of a possible cocktail named The Great Gatsby I knew someone, somewhere had to have already created it.

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Aperitivos & Wine Cocktails, Tasty Bubbles, Wine

Champagne Mojitos

I have to admit that my original mix for this went awry when I couldn’t find lime sorbet. Can you believe it? NOBODY sells it in my area. Not even Whole Foods and they sell all the hard-to-find things (AKA “weird stuff”)! The original plan was to have a Champagne Mojito Float. But as life sometimes teaches us, the best detours are always the unexpected ones. 🙂

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Aperitivos & Wine Cocktails, Recipes, Tasty Bubbles, Wine

Simple Holiday Drinks – Raspberry Champagne Float

I am certainly no expert on cocktails. Given that I don’t drink liquor other than the occasional dirty martini (which is more olive juice than anything really), I am more than positive anyone reading this can shame me with some spectacular drink recipes. But if you’re like me and an exclusive wine drinker that wants something festive and less than three steps, you’ve found a new soul sister!

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