When it’s summer time, I think of colorful parties outside. And you know, I love doing a Gran Fiesta, so I am always trying out new recipes, to make my parties unique. This time, I want to talk a little bit about Sutter Home Family Vineyard wines, as they are the perfect wine to bring my friends together and enjoy a great time. Lately, I have been into crafty cocktails, they tend to be yummy and fancy looking, and they can be garnish with sweet frutas or fragant flores like I did here. So I wanted to share a recipe with you, of my version of a Girly Gimlet cocktail using Sutter Home Family Vineyard Wines.
Sutter Home is a california 65 year old family owned wine company, that has won over 350 gold medal with their wines. They have a wide variety of wines for everyone, including whites, reds and blush. A few of my Sutter Home favorites are the White Zinfandel, the Sauvignon Blanc, the Pinot Grigio, the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Red blend. Also they are very affordable! So go ahead stock up and enjoy a Sutter Home by itself or try out my recipe below at our next Summer party and let me know what you think!
Girly Gimlet Cocktail Recipe
1-1/2 oz Sutter Home White Zinfandel | 1 oz vodka | 3/4 oz Basil simple syrup (See recipe below) | 1/2 oz of lemon juice | Edible flowers and basil for garnish
Fill with ice a glass cocktail mixer, pour in the Sutter Home White Zinfandel wine, vodka, basil simple syrup and lemon juice. Use a cocktail spoon and stir vigorously for 30 seconds. Take a lemon peel and twist over the glass. Strain the cocktail mix into the glass and Garnish with an edible flower and a small basil leaf. And Enjoy!
Basil Simple Syrup Recipe
Basil Bunch (about 6 leaves with stem) | 2 cups of water | 1 cup of brown Sugar
Combine all the ingredients for the syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar has dissolved. Let it cool, before using.
And be sure to check out more #SummerVino ideas for your next GranFiesta with Sutter Home, here!