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Hard Moscato Cider

Hard Moscato Cider

We’re all in for fall over here and today’s little autumn beverage is easily in our top 3 favorite things we have ever made. Yes. Ever.Look, it’s no secret that we’re big believers in the magic of wine and it’s ability to actually mend broken hearts and turn sadness into billowing joy and calm nerves and bring a community of friends together just by EXISTING. Like seriously, we love you, wine. BUT — you know what else we love? Things that mix well with wine…and today we have a DELICIOUS little mixer that we want to serve our friends until the end of time. Or the end of fall…but whatever.

So without further ado, we give you a C+C original - Hard Moscato Cider. Oh yes…those 3 words all put together to make one drink…and it’s as good as it sounds.

What you'll need:

* 2 shots Whipped Cream Vodka

* 1/2 bottle Chalkboard Moscato

* 2 quarts Apple Cider (this is 1/2 of a half gallon)

* Caramel Apple Dip

* Pinch of Cinnamon

*Apple slices to garnish



Here’s how to make it:

Combine Moscato, apple cider, and vodka together in pitcher or container of choice. Stir and chill. While the cocktail chills and before pouring it into glasses, open your caramel apple dip and, one-at-a-time, dip your glasses into the caramel until rim is completely covered. When drink is chilled to your preference, remove from refrigerator and serve. Garnish with thinned apple slices and a pinch of cinnamon.

…..annnnnd then repeat, repeat, repeat for the rest of fall. We know you guys are going to LOVE this one.

Cheers!


Apple Wine Glasses

Apple Wine Glasses

It’s official, y’all. Fall is upon us and here at C+C, we are ALLLL the way here for it. Honestly, if it’s wrong to love all things pumpkin and apple and cinnamon, all things cool weather and crunchy leaves — then we don't want to be right!
We’ve got a super fun little fall “craft” for you today that will add a little spice to your next get-together, AND this one can even be kid friendly if you’re feeling like an extra go-getter mom this week…but that’s totally up to you! While we are obviously all for your classic wine glass — today we’re sharing a new stemless option for you! Introducing our pretty — and yummy —cinnamon apple wine glasses.


What you'll need:

  • Large apples (1 apple per
        person/cup)
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish
        (optional — but really stinking cute)
  • 1 bottle Parker’s Estate Chardonnay
       (or wine of your choice
  • And here’s how you do it:

    Start by cutting off the top of your apple — my advice to you would be to cut less than you think, because you can always go back and cut more, but you can’t put the apple back together. Speaking from experience here… hello, hi…I did this. Next, empty out that apple! Dig inside and get the core and the middle of it all scraped out so that it looks like a cup. Highly recommend using a melon-baller or something of the sort so as to not slice through your apple with a knife. Again…speaking from experience. (Aren’t you glad we messed up so you don’t have to!?) Finally, mix together your cinnamon and sugar and place on a plate. Turn your apple upside down and get the rim of that apple-glass allllll sugared up! Finally, fill with a wine (or kid beverage) of your choice, and garnish with cinnamon sticks! And voila! It’s that simple.

    Finally, for our glasses, we used the Parker’s Estate Chardonnay and would give that a resounding 10/10. It paired WONDERFULLY with the fruity apple flavor, plus that little bit of cinnamon sugar on your lips every time you take a sip is the perfect amount of sweet to compliment the full flavor of the wine.

    Cheers to fall, y’all! We hope you love your new glassware!

    Wine Tasting Tools


    Wine Tasting Tools

    Is there really anything better than getting your closest friends together, dressing up, and going to a local winery for a tasting!? Well actually, yes. Yes there is. How about doing all of the above, but instead of going out — you do it from the comfort of your own home?! UM YES PLEASE. And with our simple tasting tools, hosting your own Wine Tasting has never been easier! 

    Whether it’s a random Wednesday evening and Mama just needs a break, or it’s a weekend night you and your hubby have had on the calendar for months, you deserve it! And you deserve to enjoy it with minimal stress, and easy access to all the tools you could possibly need!

    Wine Tasting Tools

    Because of that - said tools are all available for download right here in this post. First, you have your tasting mats. Print 1 mat per person and set them at each guest’s seat before they arrive. Secondly, we’ve provided you with information cards about 2 of our favorite wines: Myles and Moore Cabernet Sauvignon and Martin’s Rake Sauvignon Blanc. These amazing little guys will help you get to know your wines before you start sippin’. And by the way, we’ve left the third tasting spot up to you — pick your favorite and fill in the blank! Next up, what’s a good tasting without delicious foods to pair your wine with!? That’s why we’ve given you a little cheese pairing cheat sheet to help you divulge the fullness of each wine’s unique taste and to wake up the palette’s of your guests! And finally, for an added touch, we’ve provided you with pairing labels to showcase each of your delicious cheeses!

     

    If you’re new around here or if you’re an old friend, one thing you come to learn about us here at C+C pretty quickly is this: we adore community…ESPECIALLY when that community involves gathering together to enjoy delicious wines and amazing company! We hope you have the BEST time hosting your people for your tasting, and when you do, we would LOVE for you to share details, stories, and pictures for us to see! Happy Tasting, friends!!

    Cab & Sprite Spritzer

    ​Cab & Sprite Spritzer

    Before our professional wine drinkers get themselves all worked up, let us first say this: WE LOVE CAB JUST THE WAY SHE IS. BUT! We also love to spice up our wines, mix them with items many of us already have in our homes, and smile with pleasure as we discover that maybe, just maybe, we’ve been sleeping on our mixology skills for all these years.

    Now that we've cleared that up – let's cut to the chase! We have a red wine spritzer for you today that we think you (and all your girlfriends) will absolutely love! It’s our Cab + Sprite Spritzer. Yes girl – you heard that right. We are breaking all the rules and drinking our red wine chilled! And we don’t hate it.

      What you'll need:

    • Myles & Moore Cabernet Sauvignon  
    • Sprite 
    • Ice 

    No, seriously – that's all you need. 

    How to make it: 

    Take a glass of your choice (we used your average high ball glasses), add ice. Over ice, add Sprite up ¼ to ½ the glass. Top with Myles & Moore Cabernet Sauvignon (about ½ - ¾ of glass). Adjust measurements to your preferred taste. 

    SO easy and SO delicious! We LOVE this one! And we love it a little more because it’s one of those drinks that can be served in the hot summer months but it’s rich Cab base carries you effortlessly into the colder months, too! Basically what we’re saying is: You’re welcome, because now you have a go-to drink to serve at all your parties – winter, spring, summer, and fall! 

    Sparkling Moscato Pops

    Popsicle

    Sparkling Moscato Pops

    The sun’s staying out later, the days are getting warmer, and lucky for you, we’ve got just the treat to kick the heat and tickle those taste buds! Introducing one of our FAVORITE recipes featuring our delicious Dellatorri Sparkling Moscato: our Sparkling Moscato Pops! We get it – it's kind of frowned upon to indulge in an adult beverage at 11am on a weekday, but a little popsicle never hurt nobody! It seems too good to be true, doesn’t it? Popsicles are only for kids, right? W R O N G! This treat is JUST for the big people -- and it only takes 5 minutes to make!

    What you'll need:

    * Popsicle mold


    * 1-2 cup(s) pineapple chunks


    *1 bottle (17oz) Coconut-Pineapple     Sparkling ICE drink


    *Dellatorri Sparkling Moscato

    Popsicle

    Here’s how you make them:

    Start by adding pineapple chunks to empty mold. We used about 3 in each. Next, fill mold halfway with Dellatorri Sparkling Moscato. Add ICE beverage to remainder of mold, leaving about ½ cm for mold lids to fit on. Place popsicle molds in the freezer until frozen through, and enjoy when ready!

    Suddenly you're kids won't be the only ones asking for “just one more popsicle, pleeeease!?”

    Here’s how you make them:

    Start by adding pineapple chunks to empty mold. We used about 3 in each. Next, fill mold halfway with Dellatorri Sparkling Moscato. Add ICE beverage to remainder of mold, leaving about ½ cm for mold lids to fit on. Place popsicle molds in the freezer until frozen through, and enjoy when ready!

    Suddenly you're kids won't be the only ones asking for “just one more popsicle, pleeeease!?”

    Rosé Lemonade

    Rose Lemonade

    Rosé Lemonade

    The warm weather is in full swing over here and all of us at C+C know that can only mean one thing: alllll the outdoor parties! Whether you’re hosting a backyard cookout, showering your pregnant girlfriend, or celebrating the soon-to-be newlyweds, we’re absolutely certain that this little drink will be the perfect addition to your celebration! Mama, allow us to introduce you to your newest party trick: Pinette Notte Rose Lemonade! And let’s not forget the best part – it’s just about the easiest thing in the world to make!

    What you'll need:

    * 3 lemons

    * 1 lime

    * 1 cup water

    * ½ cup sugar

    * 1 bottle Pinette Notte Rosé

    Rose Lemonade
    Rose Lemonade

    Here’s how to make it:

    Slice ½ lemon for garnish (if you’re into that kind of thing!), and juice the remaining 2 ½ lemons. Next juice your lime and combine your citrus juices together. Once combined, add water and sugar to the juice and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Finally, add ½ bottle of Pinette Notte Rosé. Chill to desired temperature and serve! Recipe serves 4.

    We promise your friends will be begging you for refills, but who could blame them!?

    Here’s how to make it:

    Slice ½ lemon for garnish (if you’re into that kind of thing!), and juice the remaining 2 ½ lemons. Next juice your lime and combine your citrus juices together. Once combined, add water and sugar to the juice and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Finally, add ½ bottle of Pinette Notte Rosé. Chill to desired temperature and serve! Recipe serves 4.

    We promise your friends will be begging you for refills, but who could blame them!?

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