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Father’s Day Cabernet Sour

Ok, so we do a loooot of shouting out the amazing ladies in this community of ours, but today it’s all about the MEN! Furthermore, it’s all about the DADS! The unsung heroes of car troubles, home renovations, sports knowledge, and BOURBON! Which is why today, we’re celebrating all our favorite dads with our delicious Chalkboard Cabernet Sour!


Here’s what you’ll need:
2 oz bourbon
3/4 oz simple syrup
1 oz fresh lemon juice
Chalkboard Cabernet Sauvignon
Ice
Bar Spoon

And here’s how you make it:
In a shaker, combine your bourbon, simple syrup, lemon juice, and ice. Shake. In a glass of ice, pour 3/4 the way up. Finally, take a bar spoon over the glass and pour your cabernet. Sip, sip, annnnd enjoy!

And since we know the mama’s will be the ones making this drink for their men (or at least we think they should be!), go ahead and pour one for yourself, too, and have a drink with the daddy in your life! 

For recipe and video on how to make it, you can check us out at our normal spot — @corksandcheers on instagram!

Happy Father’s Day, Dads! Cheers to you!

Happy National Wine Day!

The holiday we can ALL celebrate has arrived, friends! IT’S NATIONAL WINE DAY! (proof that God loves us, amen!?) To celebrate, we are featuring two of our favorites with a few of their respective charcuterie board pairings and we think you will absolutely love them!

First on the docket is our Dellatorri Chianti. This beautiful Italian wine boasts bright, cherry aromas and soft vanilla and berry flavors and pairs OH SO PERFECTLY with all your pasta dreams! When being paired with charcuterie, we highly recommend featuring some tomatoes, mozzarella cheeses, parmesan cheeses, mushroom flavors, and, believe it or not, BBQ flavors! We promise your taste buds will thank us!

Next up is our Dellatorri Pinot Grigio. This lovely Italian gal shows off with her citrus, mineral, and flint aromas and abundant fruitiness. And in the hot summer heat that we’re in right now, we think it’s the perfect wine to chill next to your charcuterie board! Speaking of — if you’re doing a little charcuterie with this one, we highly suggest adding some veggie flavors — lettuce, green beans, radishes — and complimenting those with some fruity additions like apples and pears. And of course, don’t forget the cheese! Ricotta is the perfect pairing for this wine!

No matter how you choose to celebrate National Wine Day, we are simply saying this: JUST MAKE SURE TO CELEBRATE IT SOME HOW, SOME WAY! We think you earned it! 😉

As always, you can follow along on social media with us @corksandcheers for videos, pictures, pairing suggestions, and much more!

Cheers, friends!

Mother’s Day Margarita

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, y’all, and I think we can all agree that we should be raising ALLLLL the glasses to ALLLL the moms, amen!? Moms are the literal G L U E that holds all of humanity together. This is a fact and not up for debate. There have never been and never will be a breed of human beings quite like the mamas. So today, we have a special lil drink to help you celebrate the special mom or moms in your life — and if you are a mom yourself, this one’s for you!

Here’s what you’ll need:
3 oz Martin’s Rake Sauvignon Blanc
1/2 oz Silver Tequila
1/2 oz Ruby Red or Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 oz Agave Nectar
Grapefruit slices to garnish
Salt or sugar
Cocktail shaker

And Here’s how you make it:
In your shaker, combine your wine, liquor, fruit juices, and agave nectar. Then you know what to do — sh-sh-sh-shaaaake it, mama! Rim a glass with either sugar or salt, depending on your preference, and pour over ice! Voila — Mama’s Marg is ready for sipping!

And while you’re at it, may we suggest waiting on the special lady hand and foot for the rest of the day!? Unless of course you’re the special lady — then you demand the same kind of service! 😉 

For real — to alllll the moms: biological moms, step-moms, foster moms, spiritual moms, or “second” moms… we appreciate you and we honor the never-ending, all consuming, unconditional love and service you thanklessly offer to the world. We know we speak for your people when we say: the world is better because you’re in it!

As always, you can find the video recipe and more details about this drink and plenty of others on our Instagram @corksandcheers!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Bubbly Blueberry Lemonade

Hey, y’all! We know it’s still winter but we are getting tired of the gloomy, cold days. Who’s with us!? That’s why we’ve decided to go into full blown spring-drink mode in order to hopefully BRING. THE. SPRING! 

Today’s delicious little number features our favorite Dellatorri Sparkling Moscato and we’re pairing it with fresh blueberries and a yummy blueberry lemonade! It is the perfect little refresher to enjoy mid-day all the way into the wee hours of the night!

Here’s what you’ll need:
Fresh blueberries
Dellatorri Sparkling Moscato
Hubert’s Blueberry Lemonade
Lemon for garnish

And here’s how you make it:
In a wine glass, drop a handful of fresh blueberries. Top the blueberries with your Dellatorri Sparkling moscato, and finish it off with Hubert’s blueberry lemonade. Garnish with a lemon, clink glasses, and enjoy!

This is a perfect little cocktail for all occasions — but especially being that shower season is coming up…we think this would be a hit as you shower a special bride-to-be or to have for guests at a baby shower! Or, as always, you can just make it for you…because you deserve a drink, mama!

For more information and video on how to make it, visit us on Instagram @Corksandcheers!

Cheers!

Sparkling Strawberry Lime

Hey, heyyyy! We’re not sure where you are, but where we are, it’s still too cold for our liking. So we’re continuing on with our mission to channel warmer weather by drinking spring-inspired drinks! Today’s beverage of choice is our Sparkling Strawberry Lime featuring our Pinetti Notte Pinot Grigio!

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 Bottle Pinetti Notte Pinot Grigio
1 Can Lime Bubly
Strawberry slices to garnish
Lime slices to garnish

And here’s how you make it:
In a glass, pour your lime Bubly until half full. Top with Pinetti Notte Pinot Grigio. Garnish glass with strawberry & lime slices. Drink and enjoy!

This one is a great option for our wine drinkers who prefer to steer clear of the sweet wines. The lime Bubly gives it just enough while refraining from taking away from the dry Pinot Grigio taste. We think your palate will thank us!

As always, you can find video recipe and more details on our Instagram @corksandcheers!

Cheers, friends!

Strawberry Lemonade Rosé

February is cominnnnng, y’all, which means ALL the rosé recipes. But let’s be clear about one thing— this doesn’t mean February is the only month for it. We are firm believers that *all* months are fair game for some rosé, amen?! Which is why we’re bringing you our Strawberry Lemonade Rosé featuring our Rue de Pearl Rosé. This one is sure to be a crowd favorite!

Here’s what you’ll need:
-1 bottle Rue de Pearl Rosé
-Pink Lemonade
-Strawberry slices for garnish

And here’s how you make it:
In a glass with ice, pour your pink lemonade until about half full. Top with Rue de Pearl Rosé and garnish with fresh strawberry slices. Serve and enjoy!

Wham bam — it really is as easy as that! This recipe is perfect for the ladies (and gents) who aren’t all about a dry rosé, but don’t want their wine too sweet, either. The added lemonade and strawberry slices gives it just enough flavor without making it tase *too* sweet and still maintaining the bold flavors of the rosé.

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

Cheers!

White Grapefruit Fizz

Who’s ready for a little new year fizzy!? We are all so thrilled that 2020 and all its weirdness has wrapped up and we are looking ahead with bright eyes at what 2021 will hopefully have in store. And what better way to look ahead than with a delicious glass of wine in hand! Today’s pretty little bev is our White Grapefruit Fizz, and it is as cute as it is delish!

Here’s what you’ll need:
-1 bottle Chalkboard Sauvignon Blanc
-1 bottle Simple Truth Pink Grapefruit Italian soda
-Grapefruit slices to garnish

And here’s how you make it:
In a stemless wine glass over ice, pour your chilled Italian soda until about 1/3 full. Top with Chalkboard Sauvignon Blanc. Slice grapefruit and garnish by placing slices in the glass with the wine. Sip and enjoy!

This pretty little drink is sure to make you smile with it’s hint of fizzy grapefruit paired with the sweet (but not too sweet) flavors of our Chalkboard Sauvignon Blanc. Plus, it is the prettiest shade of pink to boot! We love this one!

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

Cheers!

Sparkling Pear Moscato

HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS! Phew, can you believe we made it to 2021!? 2020 was simultaneously the longest and fastest year we have ever lived through, and we are so excited to bring you more delicious drinks this year! Hopefully in the months to come, we will be making these drinks and toasting all the good news of 2021 with friends. Fingers crossed…

Now, without further ado, let’s begin this year with something sweet — the perfect drink to sip on in the winter months as we look ahead to sunshine and warmer weather. Introducing our Sparkling Pear Moscato featuring our Dellatorri Sparkling Moscato.

Here’s what you’ll need:
-1 bottle Dellatorri Sparkling Moscato
-1/2 ounce pear juice
-1 tbsp Simple Syrup
-Pear slice to garnish
-Fresh Rosemary to garnish

And here’s how you make it:
In a glass pour your pear juice, followed by your simple syrup. Top with chilled Dellatorri Sparkling Moscato, and garnish with a thinly sliced pear and a sprig of rosemary. Voila!

This is another one of those drinks that is as yummy as she is pretty! It’s sweet, light, and the crispness of the bubbles makes it perfectly refreshing! 

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

Cheers!

Blood Orange Bourbon Bubbly

Light the fire and grab your comfies, y’all, because we are coming to you today with THE perfect cozy night cocktail for you! We’ve taken two of our FAVORITE beverages, added some blood orange flare, and mixed them all together to give you our Blood Orange Bourbon Bubbly featuring our Ogio Prosecco! We understand that the name is kind of extra, but when you taste (and honestly when you just LOOK at the prettiness) this drink, you’ll see that the name was warranted.

Here’s what you’ll need:
-Ogio Prosecco
-1 shot bourbon of your choice (we went with Maker’s!)
-Bai Bubbles in blood orange
-Orange slices
-Mint leaves
-Cranberries


And here’s how you do it:
In a glass over ice, pour 1 part Bai bubbles until glass is about 1/3 full. Next, add 1 shot of bourbon. Top with Ogio Prosecco. Finish with an orange slice on the rim, and garnish with mint leaves and cranberries!

Oh my LAWD isn’t she BEAUTIFUL!? And the taste matches the look, too! The bourbon mixed with the bubbles is just the right amount of comfort paired with celebration. And what’s not to celebrate right now — the weirdest year in history is wrapping up and the holidays are ALL THE WAY HERE! YAAAAS!

We cannot wait to hear how much you love this one! Let us know how you enjoy it when you make it! And as per usual, you can check out our instagram @corksandcheers for the video on how to make it!

Cheers!

Sweet Red Lemonade

Hey, y’all! We’re wrapping up our frozen drink month with another DELISH beverage to keep you cool and happy in this summer heat! This one is the perfect mix of summer staple & wine snob. We can say that, right?! Because we definitely just did. Anyway — without further ado, may we introduce you to our refreshing and delicious Sweet Red Lemonade!

Here’s what you’ll need:
2 lemons, juiced
2 tbsp sugar
3 generous scoops lemon sorbet (we used private selection brand — Y U M)
Bottle Acronym Red Blend
Nutribullet or blender of choice

Here’s how you make it:
Start by juicing your two lemons. Add 2 tbsp sugar to fresh squeezed lemon juice and mix until sugar is dissolved. Add 3 generous scoops of your lemon sorbet (and then take a spoonful to eat while you make this of course). Blend together to desired consistency and pour into glass. Top with Acronym red blend and enjoy! 

Easy peasy….wait for it.. LEMON SQUEEZY! We absolutely LOVE this drink. There is something different about the flavor matched with its incredible smooth texture that will have you refilling your glass…and refilling again. Annnnd again! 

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

Cheers! 

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