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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!

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!

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! 

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!!

Simple Charcuterie

Hey, friends! We’re coming to you today with a SUPER simple snack idea or a really easy appetizer to throw together and take to your next get together.

As everyone knows, charcuterie boards are the “cheese & crackers” of the 2020’s and to be honest, we’re wondering why it has taken this long for people to realize how much people prefer this as an option at a party.

You’re probably familiar with the lavish boards that are sprinkled throughout Pinterest and Instagram, and while we LOVE those, today we’re giving you the “oh my gosh, I forgot I’m supposed to bring a dish to share!” option…meaning a few blocks of cheese, some pita chips, and *most* importantly, WINE!

For this super simple pairing, we used gruyere and gouda paired with Stacey’s Naked Pita Chips and a bottle of our delicious Acronym Red Blend. Per usual, you could change up the cheese if you want, or you can heed our advice and trust that these were a pretty perfect pairing!

As always, you can find our delicious Acronym Red Blend at your local Kroger. And if you’re feeling fancy, you could even throw some sort of fig jam or fruity counterparts on your board. It all depends on how much time you’re working with, right!?

Cheers!

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!

Storyteller Wine-a-rita

We’re not entirely sure how, but summer is in it’s final weeks before all the fall things begin to creep in and while we’re not ready for the long, sunshine-y days and warm weather to leave, there’s something about that transition into fall that makes our hearts beat a little bit faster! And what good are we if we don’t hook you up with the perfect summer-to-fall transition drink?!

Enter: our Storyteller Wine-a-rita! It’s literally a margarita topped with red wine and as you wipe the happy tears from your eyes, let us tell you how unbelievably easy this drink is to make. Like, it might be our easiest one ever — and that’s saying something!

So here’s what you’ll need:
-1 bottle remade Margaritas (or you can make your margs from scratch if that’s more your style)
-1 bottle Storyteller Red Blend
….that’s literally it. You’re welcome.

And here’s how you make it:
Fill your glass about 3/4 full with margarita, on the rocks, and then top with Storyteller Red Blend and serve. Badabing badaboom. We weren’t kidding here — it is the EASIEST. EVER.

And listen — don’t go spouting off about how you shouldn’t mix margaritas and wine or how you shouldn’t ruin a good thing. Have we ever steered you wrong?! No. And this is definitely not ruining a good thing. This is making 2 good things even better. We promise. It’s like the summer-y vibes of a margarita meet the warm notes of a red blend for fall. Also known, simply, as “perfection.”

Cheers to a few more weeks of late nights and memories made before the structure of fall settles in for good!

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