Monday, March 12, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Cocktails

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Here are some zero-calorie drink options from Sparkling Ice and Santa Margherita wines- perfect for anyone looking to sip on something beyond beer for the holiday weekend.

Ginger Lime Mojito

  • 3oz Sparkling Ice Ginger Lime
  • 1.5oz White Rum
  • 10 mint leaves
  • Lime wedge, for garnish
  • Mint sprig, for garnish

  • In an ice filled Collins glass, add Sparkling Ice Ginger Lime, rum, and mint leaves, then stir. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig and serve.

Gin Fitzey

  • 1.5 oz of gin
  • Simple syrup
  • ½ Lime (sliced into 3 wedges)
  • Splash of Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
  • Lime (garnish)

  • Add gin, simple syrup, and lime wedges to shaker. Muddle. Add ice. Shake and strain into chilled glass. Add a splash of Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime. Garnish with lime twist.

Ginger Sage Cocktail

  • 1 bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
  • Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 whole pears, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 large piece of ginger, peeled and diced
  • 20 fresh sage leaves (plus more for garnish)

  • In a saucepan combine the honey and water over medium heat and bring to a light boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the honey has dissolved completely. Add the pears, ginger and sage leaves. Simmer, stirring occasionally until the mixture has reduced by 1/3 (about 15-20 minutes). Remove from heat and let the mixture steep for an additional 10 minutes. Strain the syrup into a large canning jar or thick glass bowl. Discard the ginger and sage leaves.
  • Place a few pieces of the cooked pear into each stemless wine glass followed by 2 tbsps of the simple syrup. Add Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG and serve. 

Ginger Jello Shots

  • 16 oz Sparkling Ice Ginger Lime
  • 10 limes
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 packages unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint

  • Cut the limes in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides, set to the side. In a saucepan, add Sparkling Ice Ginger Lime, sprinkle gelatin over and allow to sit for 2 minutes. Place over low heat and stir until dissolved, about 5 min. Remove from heat and stir in vodka and mint.  Pour mixture into lime halves and place into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or until set. Cut limes in half to serve and enjoy! 

Cucumber Lime & Basil Prosecco Spritzer

  • 1 lime juiced
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 4 cucumber slices
  • Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG

  • Muddle lime juice, basil and cucumber in a shaker glass. (For extra flavor infusion allow mixture to marinate in the fridge for at least one hour). Add ice and shake mixture. Strain the juice only (about ½ oz.) into a Prosecco glass. Top with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG and garnish with a basil leaf and cucumber slice.

Spicy Sparkling Margarita 

  • 2 parts Blanco Tequila
  • ½ part Cointreau
  • 3 slices of JalapeƱo pepper
  • Juice of 1/8 lime
  • 1 ½ parts Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime

  • Shake Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and peppers with ice. Pour into rocks glass with salted rim and lime wedge. Top with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime.
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