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Summer Ends – How About Some Labor Day Cocktails

Monday 28th, August 2017 / 11:37 Written by
Summer Ends – How About Some Labor Day Cocktails

Summer Ends but the Party Never Stops

Just because summer ends doesn’t mean the fun and fruity drinks have to!  Here are some cocktails from world renowned Italian winery Santa Margherita and zero-calorie Sparkling Ice, perfect for sipping at your end-of-summer soirees.


Nature’s Candy Spritzer


4 blackberries

2 mint leaves

Juice of ½ lemon

2oz Gin

Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime


Place blackberries and mint into a cocktail shaker and muddle. Combine lemon juice and gin, shake until combined.  In an ice filled rocks glass, strain blackberry mixture and top with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime. Garnish with fresh mint and serve.


Peach Royale

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Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG

1 oz. tequila

1 oz. white peach purée

½ oz. lemon juice

½ oz. simple syrup

3 dashes peach bitters


Shake and strain on ice and top with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Garnish with a peach wedge.


Blackberry Smash

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2 oz Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Fresh blackberries

Fresh basil leaves

1 oz gin

½ oz simple syrup

½ oz fresh lemon juice


Find some fun glasses to use – rocks glasses or stemless wine glasses look great. Muddle 6 blackberries and 3 basil leaves. Add gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Top off with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Garnish with an extra few blackberries and a sprig of basil.


Spritz O’Clock

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Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé

1 oz. Aperol

½ oz. vodka

½ oz. orange juice

Dash of passionfruit purée

5 drops of orange flower water


Build over ice and top with Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé. Garnish with an orange wheel and spray of orange blossom.

About Santa Margherita

When you hear “Santa Margherita,” you probably think of our iconic Pinot Grigio. While we’re proud to have led an entire generation of Italian white wines with this inspiring and much-loved favorite, there’s a lot more to our story. Santa Margherita represents the best of tradition, innovation, a passion for authentic and enjoyable wines, and respect for the people and the lands that produces them.

About Sparkling Ice

Goodbye plain. Hello plain awesome. Sparkling Ice® is a fizzy, flavorful, and Not Bland beverage—without all the calories. We’ve been bottling sparkling water goodness since the 1990s, and today, we’re one of the biggest brands in the category. If you’re looking to put a little sparkle in your step, look no further than our delicious lineup of waters. With over 20 fruit flavors, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find the one for you. Or two. Or six. Seriously, they’re that good. Go ahead, try one today. You can thank us later.



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