Technically, wine coolers aren’t new to me but the products that I use to make these pretty drinks are.
My inspiration began when I spotted the box, yes box, of white wine at Trader Joe’s. According to Surprise in a box $10 party wine,
Trader Joe’s carries two wonderfully affordable and tasty box wines from Australia. The first box wine is Block White Wine, a very tasty crisp Chardonnay with lemon zest and melon greeting your nose. Juicy green apple with a touch of lemon is what will hit the palate first, followed by a very welcoming hint of oak that finishes the wine perfectly.
Next, at Costco I spotted Galvanina Organic Blood Orange Italian Sparkling Fruit Beverage. In the past I’ve enjoyed other favorite sparkling fruit flavors from Sanpellegrino, aranciata (orange), rossa (blood orange), limonata (lemon), pompelmo (grapefruit), clementina (clementine), and melograno e arancia (pomegranate and orange).
Purchasing in bulk keeps prices low and quality high, perfect for entertaining. Once opened, the boxed wine will keep refrigerated for up to a month, ready to make a single wine cooler anytime. Just pour wine and sparkling fruit beverage over crushed ice and enjoy.
What are your favorite spring and summer beverages? Do you shop at Costco or Trader Joes’s? Do you entertain at home during the spring?
Cheers ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc