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
2 mint leaves
Juice of ½ lemon
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.
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.
2 oz Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
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.
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.