Summer … I love the thoughts of vacations, floating lazily in a pool, working on my golden delish tan (of course with the proper sun block protection), ice cream – the joys of summer.
I am soooo looking forward to my two vacays. California in September to celebrate my milestone birthday – that’s right I’m turning 21 … haha. Then in October, I plan to head to Las Vegas for a bookfest (don’t judge) and some other thangs. I’m all about the west coast, as you may know.
What I can do without is the dismal heat with the extra side of humidity. Truly, I feel like I live in the 9th level of Hell. The heat is a drainer and I seem to be sweating in places that I don’t want to sweat – I know, TMI.
I need to move to a location that has only spring and autumn. Winter and summer are for the birds!
Know what is not for the birds? This drank! I like to call it a homemade wine cooler. It’s cool, it’s refreshing. It’s like rain in a dry desert; a welcome refreshment.
It’s a simple recipe and you can easily switch out your favorite summer fruit – peaches, cherries, watermelon …
Let’s talk about the ginger ale in this drink … Bruce Cost Ginger ale … how did I live life without you? I didn’t know about you until I attended Eat Write Retreat. It is ah-may- ZING! It really will cure what ails you while being refreshing. It’s dry, it’s sweet, and has a burn that has nothing to do with carbon dioxide fizz but everything to do with ginger. REAL GINGER. I’m sold. I rave about it to my Mom, my friends, and co-workers. I’m hooked!
Another great feature is that you can double, triple, quadruple it or make it a pitcher. You know with 4th of July being tomorrow you could serve it with those barbecue delights- I’m just sayin’. If you make it ahead it will be awesome to the second power, to the second power, my friends! Fruit and Wine is a marriage made in heaven.
- 3 ounces strawberries, mashed
- 3 ounces of sweet white wine (I used Moscato)
- 3 ounces ginger ale
- 1 teaspoon fruit flavored vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- In a cocktail shaker filled 1/3 with ice add strawberries, white wine, and vinegar. Shake until mixed. In glasses filled with ice add equal parts ginger ale and strawberry wine blend and stir. Garnish with fresh fruit.