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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!

Moscato Mule

Oookay, y’all! Where are our Moscow Mule lovers at!? Because over here at C+C HQ, we are BIG fans of a good mule, so we’re honestly a little embarrassed that it has taken us this long to create a wine version of one of our very favorite drinks. But, alas, we did it and it is well worth the wait. Introducing our twist on the Moscow Mule — it’s our Moscato Mule! (*squeals with excitement*).

Here’s what you’ll need:
-1 bottle Chalkboard Moscato
-Schwepp’s Gingerbeer (or brand of your choice)
-Fresh limes for juice and garnish

And here’s how you make it:
You can probably put 2 and 2 together here, but in case you want us to give the deets, here we go. In a mule glass, pour ginger beer over ice, top with Moscato, and squeeze the juice of about half of a lime. Garnish with lime slice, sip, and enjoy!

Yup, it’s really that easy. And it is SO crisp and delicious. We think it’s the best drink to carry you out of the end of the summer and into the fall. And it really is the perfect twist on your normal mule without sacrificing the flavor and refreshment that we all love! Serve it up at your next gathering or just make a couple for you and your babe to enjoy out on the patio one night! Either way, we think you’ll be refilling your glass a time or two. 

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

Cheers, friends! 

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!

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! 

Tequila Rosé

Laaaaadies! We’re back with more summery goodness and today it’s all about our Tequila lovers! Doesn’t sunshine and warm weather just feel like the right time to drink all the tequila drinks AND all the rosé?! Sure, we kind of think this about the other 3 seasons, too, but if we’re being honest, there’s something about a good drink mixed with all things summer. Basically, all this rambling to say — you’re gonna want this drink! We are pleased to introduce you to our (your) brand new friend, Tequila Rosé!

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 bottle Rue de Perle Rosé
1 shot Patron (or tequila of choice)
1 tbsp lime juice
1/4 c strawberries
1 lime to garnish

And here’s how you make it:
Start by muddling your strawberries, but set 1 or 2 aside for garnish. Once muddled, add about 1tbsp strawberries to your glass. Over strawberries, add 1 shot of tequila. Add 1 tbsp lime juice, and top with chilled Rue de Perle Rosé. Garnish with strawberry & lime slices. 

And there you go! Easy drinks are our specialty around here, and this one is no exception. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy all summer long whether you’re planning a great big party or just hosting a little girls night with your favorites. Or maybe you just deserve a treat for keeping the kids alive and the house standing on any given weeknight — we are in full support of that reasoning, too. Regardless, we think you deserve this one! 

To see the video and how we made it, visit our Instagram page @corksandcheersdcheers!

Cheers, friends! 

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!

Watermelon Splash

Ok, can we all agree that sunshine and summer and high temps are literally the redemption song of the WEIRDEST spring ever?! Because that’s how we feel..and it deserves celebration! And since we will take ANY reason to celebrate with wine around here, we have a delicious little twist on your regular old glass of Sauvignon Blanc to share with you — it’s our Watermelon Splash! THE. PERFECT. SUMMER. DRINK. (We totally know we’ve said that before but this might be the truest it’s ever been).

This drink is ACTUAL summer in a glass and fair warning: you may or may not intentionally over serve yourself on this one. It’s that good. AND it goes down like — you guessed it — water..melon.

So here’s what you’ll need:
– 1 bottle Chalkboard Sauvignon Blanc
– Sparkling water
– Lemon juice
– 1 bottle Kula Watermelon flavored Bai
– Watermelon chunks to garnish

And here’s how you make it:
In a glass, pour 1 part Bai Kula Watermelon (This is the magic ingredient for sure!), followed by about half a shot of lemon juice. Top with Chalkboard Sauvignon Blanc, and finish with 1 part sparkling water. Garnish with watermelon chunks, and enjoy! 

We promise you you’ll be sipping on this little lady ALL summer long. It’s crisp, light, and so very refreshing! Plus its gorgeous hot pink color is begging for a pretty little instagram pic… let’s be honest!

To see the video and how we made it, visit our Instagram page @corksandcheers!
Cheers to you and your fam and to what we’re hoping will be a somewhat normal summer for everyone!!

Ogio Creamsicle Mimosa

Okay, y’all…how is everyone holding up!? We are DEEP into this wild quarantine season and speaking from experience, some of us are ready to lose our minds, right!? Which is where we come in! Who’s ready for an April pick-me-up?!

Today we’re sharing our to-die-for Ogio Creamsicle Mimosas and y’all — these things put the OG mimosas to shame! The recipe is super easy, and the taste is DE-LISH!

Here’s what you’ll need:
Ogio Prosecco
Heavy Cream
Orange Juice
Oranges to garnish

And here’s how you make it:
It’s honestly a normal mimosa, with the addition of heavy cream. We started by pouring our OJ into a champagne flute, followed by the heavy cream, and topped with our Prosecco. As far as amounts, you can kind of eyeball it & adjust to taste. We, of course, are big believers in more Prosecco than OJ, but you do you! Garnish with orange slices and enjoy! SO smooth, so delicious.

We are obsessed with this one! It really is like a creamsicle in a cup and is the PERFECT drink to transition us into those warmer temps (and hopefully out of quarantine, right!?) This is a great option to enjoy with brunch OR as a dessert after a meal! Whichever way you decide to enjoy it, we know you won’t be disappointed!

Cheers!

Blueberry Bubbly

You guys…SPRING. IS. HERE. And We are LIVING in our feels because of it. Does anyone else feel like winter completely overstayed its welcome? Yeah, same. Which gives us allll the justifications in the world to be as excited as we are about spring. ANYWAY.. being that spring is officially in the air, so are allll the springy drinks! And we are kicking things off with one of THE tastiest drinks we’ve made to date…meet our pretty little Blueberry Bubbly! 

If you’re a fan of berries, you’re going to be hooked on this drink! And in true Corks + Cheers fashion, it involves minimal ingredients and essentially no time to make. 

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 can of Simple Truth Mixed Berry seltzer water
1 cup blueberries
1 bottle Acronym Ruby Red Blend

And here’s how you make it:
Start by filling the bottom of the glass with 1/2 cup blueberries (the amount is really up to you — if you’d like less, do that! Totally your call!) Over the blueberries, fill your glass about halfway with your seltzer water. Top with Acronym Ruby Red Blend, sip, and enjoy! 

Fair warning: this one goes down like water and will FOR SURE having you coming back for more! Fair warning pt. 2: your friends will never leave your house if you’re serving this up…it’s that good! Cheers friends! And HAPPY SPRING!

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!

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