Beat the heat as summer approaches with this curated collection of white wine cocktails.
Think Spritzers, Mojitos and classics with a twist. Refreshing, easy and just plain pretty, these recipes are the perfect way to keep your cool when entertaining this summer.
Pomegranate & Lime Spritzer – Recipe from Nutmeg Nanny
Soda water, white wine, pomegranate seeds and lime.
Add ice to a glass, add wine and top with soda water. Add pomegranate seeds and lime wedges and drink!
White Wine Mojito – Recipe from Turnip The Oven
Lime wedges, mint leaves, agave, chilled dry white wine, chilled soda water and ice.
Combine the lime, mint and agave in a glass and muddle gently with a spoon. Add the wine, soda and ice and stir.
The Saint Cocktail – Recipe from Saveur by Café Moto New York
For the syrup: 1 cup of sugar, 1 piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced. For the Cocktail: Dry white wine, ginger syrup, white vermouth, fresh lemon juice, soda water, orange bitters, basil leaves, lemon peel and mint to garnish.
Ginger Syrup: Combine sugar, ginger and 1 cup of water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until all the sugar is dissolved. Chill overnight and then strain to remove the solids. Cocktail: Combine wine, ginger syrup, vermouth and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously and strain into stemless wine glasses. Top with soda and 3 dashes of bitters and garnish with basil, lemon and mint.
Chardonnay Iced Tea- Recipe from Beautiful Booze by Natalie Migliarini
Chardonnay, gin, chamomile tea, lime juice, honey, ice, lime twist to garnish.
Brew a cup of chamomile tea for 45 seconds to extract maximum flavour and allow to cool. Combine a shot of the cooled tea with some honey in a cocktail shaker and stir to thin the honey. Add a shot of gin and fresh lime juice, pour over ice and top with the Chardonnay. Garnish with the twist of lime.
The Carousel thanks Christina Tulloch, CEO of Tulloch Wine for this article.