Spring and Summer Cocktails Brighten Up with California Wine
As winter’s chill gives way to warmer temperatures, we naturally gravitate toward crisp, refreshing wines that match the brightness of the spring and summer seasons. Of course, wines like California Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and rosé are delicious on their own, but they’re also fantastic in wine-based summer cocktails! Light and fresh yet big on flavor, wine cocktails are easy to make and are ideal for warm-weather sipping.
Fresh Berry Moscato Mule Wine Cocktail
- 1 cup fresh berries, divided (we used blackberries, blueberries and strawberries)
- 8 ounces California Moscato
- 1 bottle ginger beer
- 2 lime wedges
- 2 sprigs mint
Set a few of the berries aside to garnish the cocktails. Place the remaining berries in a bowl and muddle them together to release their juices. Allow the berries to sit for at least 5 minutes.
Split the berry mixture evenly between two copper mugs or cocktail glasses.
Add 4 ounces of wine to each cocktail, top with ice, and stir to combine.
Fill each glass with ginger beer and top each with a lime wedge, mint and reserved berries. Serve and enjoy.