Photo: Emily Rentsch
Picture it: The sun is burning high in the sky. You’re lounging on a colorful beach towel, listening to the tinkling sounds of children laughing in the background as your skin slowly warms. The hazy blue line of the ocean waves at you in the distance. You’ve got a good book nearby. You’re all SPF-ed up. And you’re sipping on a little pink wine from your canteen. It’s the perfect day.
Perfect, that is, until you get dehydrated. Gasp!
Nothing goes better with the summer sun than a glass of crisp wine. But this delectable combo can be a little lethal when you’re not watching your water intake. Luckily, there’s a simple and delicious way to keep that from happening.
Say hello to hydrating wine cocktails! Below you’ll find three easy recipes for some wine-based beverages that will keep you feeling healthy and sober while still enjoying the season.
And when I say “recipes,” I really mean loose instructions. Feel free to make these cocktails your own! Add fresh mint, rosemary, or fruit. Switch...
Everyone needs a good Sangria and/or Spritzer recipe for the summer, am I right?
This week on Fox 9's The Jason Show, I show FIVE super spritzer/sangria simple recipes for making your summer that much more refreshing! Easy on the budget and easy to make at home, making YOU look like a complete rock star at your next gathering.
Here's our Jason Show segment to get you started!
Ramona ruby grapefruit/wine spritzer from Italy! You guys, I LOVE this canned spritzer so much. It has seriously become one of my favorite things to drink this summer. I love to spruce this baby up by running a sprig of tarragon through a grapefruit wedge before adding it to a glass. Simply pour the canned spritzer over top for one tasty sipper! Get the Ramona here at Sip Better -- you can thank me later!
Upgrade your Weekend Mimosa with this one!
Grab your favorite bottle of Prosecco, slice a few orange wheels and get your hands on W & P's Italian...
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Long past are the days of the 'traditional' Sangria recipe. With so many more wines on the shelf and a slew of delicious bitters, shrubs + more in your favorite retail stores, I thought I’d toss out a few ways to make this tasty Spanish teaser even more irresistible with a few new flavor combinations.
Traditionally, Sangria is a blend of red wine, fresh seasonal fruit and a splash of brandy. The basics, yes, are a great place to start yet there are a number of directions you can take this simple recipe to add depth and interest to your backyard punch. For example, try making your sangria with a lush white wine like Chardonnay, instead of a more traditional ‘red’. Drop in a few tropical fruits to add dimension to the Chardonnay to expose its round pineapple-y, mango flavors.
Or, use a light and refreshing sparkling wine, like Cava from Spain to create a spa-like concoction and add ingredients like fresh kiwi, lime or basil for lifting its refreshing aromatics.
Better yet, use a dark,...
He calls me the ‘Royalty of Rosé’, the ‘Mistress of Merlot’ and ‘The Princess of Pinot’. I am, after all, his WINE DIVA and am so so happy to always be a part of his monthly wine finds. He is the lovely + very talented host of his own daytime show, The Jason Show. He is Jason Matheson.
Today, we chatted about National Rosé Day, which will take place on Saturday, June 9th. I shared a slew of delicious wines + all my favorite snacks for making your #roseallday one for the books.
Take a look!
A list of the wines shown:
Later this week, all of these wines will be for sale on our public site at Sip Better — here!
Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé ~ Germany (tasted on the segment) — paired on the show to France 44′s smoked Potato Salad
Zoë Rosé ~ Greece (tasted on the segment) — paired on the show to France 44′s smoked salmon spread
Domaine de la Patience Rosé ~ France (tasted on the segment) — paired on the show to France 44′s pimento cheese spread
Amestoi Txacolina Rosé ~ Spain (tasted on the segment)...