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Cranberry Apple Mimosa

You guys — it is HAPPENING! Fall is in FULL swing and we are so happy about it. Today’s drink is the perfect addition to your fall brunches and luncheons — it’s our cranberry apple mimosa featuring our Delatorri Sparkling Moscato and it. is. everything. It has all the delicious fall flavors and yet still is light, crisp, and refreshing.

So Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
1 bottle Dellatorri Sparkling Moscato
1 part cranberry juice
1 part orange juice
1 part apple juice
Fresh cranberries

And here’s how you make it:
Start by filling the bottom of your glass with fresh cranberries. Fill glass with 1 part cranberry juice, 1 part orange juice, and 1 part apple juice. Top with Dellatorri Sparking Moscato.

So simple and sooo yummy! We will be keeping these ingredients around all fall long because, let’s be honest, we’ve earned ALLLL the seasonal mimosas this year, right!? 

And for all the MAMA’s! Here’s a fun little twist for your kiddos! Swap out the Moscato for a fizzy drink like sprite or club soda and let the littles get in on the fun with you! 

As always, you can check out our instagram @corksandcheers for the video on how to make it @corksandcheers.

Cheers to fall, y’all!

Spiked Cider

Y’allllll. IT IS HERE. Everyone’s favorite season has swooped in and rescued the weirdness of 2020 and it showed up RIGHT. ON. TIME. FALL IS IN THE AIR and we are so excited to follow suit here at the Corks + Cheers HQ.

While we absolutely loved sharing all of our delicious and bright summer drinks with you guys, we can’t lie — these fall drinks are kiiiiinda making us swoon. We’re all the way ready for the cool temps, the sweaters, the bonfires, the candles…all of it. So to kick off our fall menu, may we introduce you to one of our old favorites with a new twist — our spiked moscato cider!

Here’s what you’ll need:
-1 bottle Chalkboard Moscato
-Apple Cider
-Caramel Vodka
-1 apple
-Cinnamon sticks for garnish
-1 tsp Cinnamon

And here’s how you make it:
In a pitcher of your choice, add apple slices and pour apple cider until half way full. Top apple cider 1/4 of the way with Chalkboard Moscato, and the other 1/4 with your caramel vodka. Chill. Once chilled, pour into glass, add small apple slices on top of drink, sprinkle with cinnamon, and add cinnamon sticks for garnish.

You guys. This drink is literally a hug in cocktail form. The hints of cinnamon & cider with the sweetness of the moscato is the perfect combo, and then you add in the caramel vodka and it literally just pulls it all together. This will be the perfect drink to serve up at all of your fall get togethers and festivals! One sip and people will be asking you for the recipe, we promise!

As always, you can check out our instagram @corksandcheers for the video on how to make it!

Cheers to fall!

Apple Chardonnay

It’s pumpkin patch and hay rides and apple pickin’ season and we are here to let you know that today, it’s also apple *drinking* season because we’re bringing you the E A S I E S T  2-ingredient wine cocktail to fulfill all your apple-picking, fall-loving, wildest dreams. May we introduce our Apple Chardonnay. Simple, not too sweet, and really, really yummy!

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 bottle Myles & Moore Chardonnay
1 bottle Snapple apple juice
Apple slices for garnish

And here’s how you make it:
Fill your gas halfway with Myles & Moore Chardonnay. Top with Snapple apple juice. Garnish with apple slice.

We’re not kidding. That’s literally it. This drink is perfect for the wine lovers who don’t want their wine too sweet but can’t handle it too dry, either. Plus you can always adjust your portions of each ingredient to taste. Regardless of how you enjoy it, we think it will be a great drink option at all your fall festivities!

As always, you can check out our instagram @corksandcheers for the video on how to make it @corksandcheers.

Cheers!

Riesling Grapefruit Fizz

Happy Friday, friends! We are coming to you today with a DELISH, refreshing, fruity fizzie for you today and we think you’re going to love looking at it as much as you do drinking it! This pretty little gal is beautiful, full of flavor, and really is giving us alllll the heart eyes. It’s our Riesling Grapefruit Fizz and it just might change your life.

Here’s what you’ll need:
-1 bottle Escher Haus Riesling
-1 can Bai Bubbles in Gimbi Pink Grapefruit
-2 Large grapefruit, one for juice and one for garnish
-Fresh rosemary for garnish

And here’s how you make it: 
Pour Bai Bubbles in a glass until about 1/3 filled and top with chilled Escher Haus Riesling. Finish with the juice of 1/2 a grapefruit. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a slice of grapefruit in the glass.

Now listen up, y’all. I am not a huge grapefruit fan — BUT. THIS. DRINK. It just might have converted me. The mix of the bubbly grapefruit and the sweet hints of Riesling are an actual match made in heaven. Like, pour me one and keep ‘em coming kind of match. Not to mention (or to mention for the hundredth time) it is SO dreamy to look at!

We cannot wait to see where and how you serve this one up. Be it a baby shower, bridal shower, or just a dinner at home, we know your people will love it!

As always, you can check out our instagram @corksandcheers for the video on how to make it!

Cheers!

Red, WINE, + Blue Slushie

Happy JULY, friends! Why does it seem like it took 3 years for us to get to May and about 3 days for us to get to July!? Anyone else!? Either way, we are SO excited to start the month out the best way we know how. — celebrating our beautiful country! Today’s drink is a little more involved than our normal 2 minute cocktail, but we think the 4th of July is a worthwhile cause… plus it’s worth the labor.

Introducing our Red WINE + Blue Slushie! It’s our take on a frozen wine slushie..only there are multiple wines AND it’s patriotic. YAAAAS!!

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 Bottle Delatorri Sparkling Moscato
1 Bottle Myles & Moore Rosé
1/2 c Lemonade
Ice (lots of ice) 
2 tbsp Grenadine
1/4 c Frozen Cherries
1/4 c Frozen Blueberries
1/4 Cup Sweetened Coconut Milk
3 drops blue food coloring
Blender, nutribullet, etc.

Here’s how you make it:
You will start by doing one layer at a time. We decided to go blue on the bottom, white in the middle, and red on top. Little disclaimer for you: Once they were all poured over one another, however, they kind of marbleized into an adorable tie-dye looking treat because, as you can imagine in July, they melt pretty quickly. Regardless, the end product is so fun and yummy! Ooookay, ANYWAY! Back to what I was saying — let’s make this baby!
In your blender, combine 1/2 cup ice, 1 cup lemonade, 2/3 cup frozen blueberries, and 3 drops blue food coloring. Blend until consistency is that of a slushie. If your mixture gets too runny, just add a few more frozen berries — they act as ice without watering it down. Next, you can either pour that in your glass *OR* another option is to stick it in the freezer until you’re all the way ready to pour each part. This might be a better idea ;).
Next up,  it’s your white layer. After cleaning out your blender, combine 1/2 cup ice, 1 cup Delatorri Sparkling Rosé, and 1/4 cup sweetened coconut milk. Blend to desired consistency, and pour (or freeze). Finally, make your red layer. After cleaning your blender one last time, combine 1/2 cup ice, 1 cup Myles & Moore Rosé, 2 tbsp grenadine, and 1/4 cup frozen cherries. Blend to desired consistency. Pour over blue and white layers or stick in the freezer if you’re waiting to serve. The trick is really just making sure they are thick enough and equal in their consistencies to stack. Otherwise you will get your marble-y mixture sooner than you might want. But like we mentioned earlier, the marble/tie-dye look is kind of adorable and we are a little bit obsessssed!! We garnished ours with some cute little American Flag toothpicks, but you have options! Throw some fruit on top, add a fruit skewer with cherries and blueberries, or make something we haven’t even thought of! But get creative and have fun with it!

Voila! That’s it. It’s actually an extremely easy process, it’s simply a bit more time consuming than our other drinks! And if you’re reading this thinking, “hold UP! I come here for QUICK and easy cocktails — we STILL got you, mama! If you want to cut down on time and ingredients but still get the effects and the TASTE of the slush — you can make a layered wine cocktail of 1/2 cup lemonade, 1 cup moscato, and 1 cup rosé! Throw some berries in there and boom — your drink is made and it’s pretty darn delicious, too.

We would love to see what fun variations you come up with while making your slushies! Tag us on instagram @corksandcheers & Facebook at Corks + Cheers! And as usual, check out our IG page for the recipe and video!

We hope you all have a fun, safe, and SUNNY Fourth! Enjoy your friends, family, fireworks, and all the fun treats! Cheers to our beautiful country and our beautiful community! 

Man Makers

Friends! Happy JUNE! Hopefully you’ve been able to relax and enjoy some of the sunshine that we have all so desperately needed! We’re coming at you today with something a little different — as you know, we’re ALLLL about the mamas around here, but this weekend we’re putting all our energy toward showing love to the DADS! And for that reason, we have the perfect drink to spoil your dad, or baby daddy, or family member or friend who’s a dad! May we introduce, The Corks & Cheers Man Makers! 

This DELICIOUS wine mixer was 100% created with our men in mind — and we went a route that we don’t go very often. We are adding BOURBON to our favorite red today! And listen, y’all… this one is AMAZING. I won’t lie, I think we were a little hesitant to try mixing bourbon and red wine, but we just might do it forever and ever now…this combo is amazing and will have the men in your life asking for more.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Bottle Chalkboard Cabernet Sauvignon
Shot of Makers Mark bourbon
1 Tbsp Simple Syrup
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

And here’s how you do it:
You know we like to keep things simple…and this one delivers. In a glass (on the rocks if that’s what you fancy), combine your simple syrup, lemon juice, and Makers. Finish by topping with Cabernet. Then give your man the remote, and tell him to enjoy!

It really is that easy and like I mentioned, we were all so pleasantly surprised by the flavor of this one. It is delicious! Would be amazing paired with a nice steak or some seared salmon… or honestly just by itself! Regardless of how you (or Dad) enjoy it, we think it will be an instant favorite!

To see the video and how we made it, visit our Instagram page @corksandcheers!
Happy Father’s Day to all you amazing dads out there! We are grateful for you and your influence on the ones you get to (or got to!) raise! 

Cheers!

Clover Chardonnay

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya, friends! Whether your parents are actual leprechauns or you don’t have a lick of Irish in your bloodline, we are big believers that on March 17th, everybody is a little bit Irish! Which means everybody should be celebrating, right!?

And while Green Beer Day is basically a national (international?) holiday, we understand that not everybody is on board the beer train. So how about we just call it Green Drink Day, k? We think that’s something everybody can support.

So, in honor of Green Drink Day, allow us to introduce our Clover Chardonnay…the perfect green drink to sip your way through St. Patty’s Day this year. And per usual, it’s super simple to make!


Here’s what you’ll need:
2 limes, sliced
2 granny smith apples
1 can Simple Truth Lemon Lime seltzer water
1 bottle Magistrate Chardonnay

And here’s how you make it:
Begin by filling your glass with a handful of diced green apples and small lime slices. Pour half the can of seltzer water over the fruit. Top with Magistrate Chardonnay. Garnish with lime slices if you wish! (Makes 2 drinks)

Here’s hoping luck is on your side this St. Patty’s Day! Cheers, friends!

Citrus Chardonnay Mimosa

Y’all, can you feel it in the air!? Well, maybe not in the actual air, per-say, since it’s still pretty frigid cold here in the midwest, BUT all the retailers of the world are catching Spring Fever and we’re seeing bright, springy colors and sunny, spring breezes in the future!

So, what better to go with the bright colors than a bright, crisp, spring cocktail!? Enter our Citrus Mimosa featuring our Parker’s Estate Chardonnay. 

Per usual it’s quick and easy to make! Here’s what you’ll need:
1 Lemon
1 Orange
Orange Triple Sec
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water
Parker’s Estate Chardonnay

And here’s how you make it:
Juice your orange and lemon, set aside. Over ice, pour 1 shot of Triple Sec. Add 2 oz of both the lemon juice and the orange juice. Add 2 oz San Pellegrino sparkling water. Finish with 4 oz Parker’s Estate Chardonnay. Garnish with orange and lemon slices, and serve! 

Easy peasy lemon squeezy…literally! Cheers!

Raspberry Rosé Lemonade

Being that February is a month heavily populated by the color pink, we thought we’d bring you a recipe that is totally on brand for this month’s unspoken theme! This little drink is, per usual, wildly simple to make and it really is DELISH!

Introducing, Raspberry Rosé Lemonade featuring Rue de Pearl Rosé.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Rue de Pearl Rosé
Sanpellegrino Limonata
Raspberries
Lemon for garnish

After reading that ingredients list you probably already realize how darn simple this is going to get, don’t you?! This is all you gotta do: Start with a handful of raspberries and drop them into your glass. You could muddle them if you prefer that, but we went with whole berries. Over the berries, pour your Limonata about halfway up the glass. Top with Rue de Pearl Rosé and garnish with a lemon slice.

Like, really…how much simpler does it get?! And this one is AMAZING. So refreshing to drink but not overly sweet. We cannot say enough good things about it! 

Let us know if you make it and give us all your thoughts…but we’re pretty sure you’re going to love it!

Cheers, friends!

Waffles + Wine

Love is in the air over here and we are so excited about it! Whether you’re spending V-Day with your spouse, your gals, or you’re flying solo this year, we have the perfect little treat to help you celebrate!

If you’ve been around here for any amount of time, you know that we are big believers in a good wine pairing…and more specifically, we’re big believers that Lindt chocolate really is the best compliment to our wines! But wait — it gets better. How about adding a mini-waffle complete with whipped cream and fruit topping?! Oh.Yes. Happy Valentine’s Day to us!

Here’s what you’ll need:
Waffle iron (we went with this darling heart shaped mini iron)
Waffle mix
Whipped cream
Strawberries (or fruit of your choice)
Lindt chocolate

We chose to pour a glass of our amazing Myles & Moore Cabernet Sauvignon to sip on and may we just add — we nailed it. This cab was the perfect wine to enjoy with our waffles!

No matter what this Valentine’s Day holds for you, we hope you give a little extra love and feel a little extra in return. No matter what life looks like, we all get the choice to choose love. And that’s a cause we can get behind!

Cheers, friends! Xoxo!

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