May 19, 2015

Moscato Bee's Knees Wine Cocktail ~ for Summer Sipping

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Excelsior Wines. All opinions are 100% mine.

Think outside the six-pack this Memorial Day weekend and summer ... and enjoy this honey-laced Moscato Bee's Knees and other creative wine cocktails instead, thanks to Excelsior's Frontera Wines!

Moscato Bee's Knees Wine Cocktail


With the upcoming 3-day Memorial Day weekend ... which we all know, unofficially kicks off the summer season ... it's the perfect time to play around with some fun and easy wine cocktails.

And play around with fun wine cocktails is exactly  what Excelsior Wines has done with their seven new wine cocktail recipes featuring Frontera Wines {Frontera Cocktail Recipes}.  And guess what?  They challenged me to do the same!

Now, that's  a challenge I absolutely could not resist.
Wine cocktails are such a crisp, cooling, and refreshing beverage choice for hot summer days.  I accepted this challenge whole-heartedly.

With Frontera Wines' wide range of varieties ... from Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay to Carmenere, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend ... there's sure to be a wine {and hence, a wine cocktail} to fit every one's taste.  Which makes them simply perfect for those Memorial Day and summer get-togethers ~ whether it's a cookout, pool party, beach night, or a girls' night in.


Frontera Wines

You want to know what I love most about wine cocktails? ... {other than the obvious that they include wine, of course}.  They look totally  impressive ... but are totally easy to make.  With a bottle of wine, some type of fresh fruit, and a few other ingredients you probably have on hand, you can whip up a batch of delicious wine cocktails in no time.

When I looked to the Frontera Cocktail Recipes for inspiration, I wanted to make them all {and I bet you'll want to, too} ... they all look so amazing.

 But the very first cocktail that caught my eye combined these two crisp summery flavors ...

Chardonnay Al Fresco Wine Cocktail 

... cucumber and lime!

And the cucumber and lime were combined with my absolute favorite wine ~ Chardonnay ~ as the wine base.  So of course, I had to give Frontera's Chardonnay Al Fresco a try.

Chardonnay Al Fresco Wine Cocktail
{Visit the Frontera Cocktail Recipes site for their Chardonnay Al Fresco recipe.}

Crisp.  Light.  With a hint of cooling cucumber.  It's a super easy wine cocktail to whip up for summer sipping, for sure.

Being a beekeeper, the second Frontera wine cocktail that caught my eye was their Moscato Oh Honey Bee ...

Moscato Oh Honey Bee Wine Cocktail
{Visit the Frontera Cocktail Recipes site for their Moscato Oh Honey Bee recipe.}
 
Moscato with honey and fresh raspberries? ... Who could resist????  {Not me!}  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to try it ASAP.

And ... as you can probably guess ... I loved it.

The honey, fresh lemon juice, and fresh raspberries combine to create such a flavorful cocktail when mixed with the sweetness of Moscato as the base.

Oh, and did I mention that Frontera has a video to go along with each of their delicious cocktail recipes?  I love, love, love the little video that goes along with their Oh My Honey Bee recipe ... it's so fun!  I included it here so you can check it out {try not to smile while you watch it ... I dare you}:


And so ... Frontera's Moscato Oh Honey Bee became the inspiration for my own summer-sippin' wine cocktail ~ my Moscato Bee's Knees Cocktail.

Moscato Bee's Knees Wine Cocktail

Highlighting honey as the key flavor, this Moscato Bee's Knees cocktail is sweet-but-not-too-sweet, light-and-lemony, and just perfect for summer sipping.

And so this Memorial Day weekend ... and all throughout the summer ..., I'll be thinking outside the six-pack and sipping on my refreshing Moscato Bee's Knees ... with a little extra drizzle of honey on top.

Moscato Bee's Knees Wine Cocktail
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Moscato Bee's Knees Wine Cocktail
Source:  A Tracey creation
(Printable recipe)
For 1 cocktail:
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 T. honey
  • 1/2 T. hot water
  • 2 tsp. to 1 T. fresh lemon juice {1/4 to 1/2 of a lemon ~ I like mine with the 2 tsp. lemon juice}
  • 4 oz. Frontera Moscato
Directions
  1. Place honey and hot water in a glass; stir until honey is dissolved. Add lemon juice and Moscato; stir. Fill glass with crushed ice.
  2. Garnish with a lemon slice and mint sprig. Drizzle top with additional honey, if desired.
Enjoy!

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12 comments:

  1. Oh, that sounds so good! I would love to test out those Frontera wines too!

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  2. I'm such a cocktail person, it never occurs to me I can make cocktails from wine! Thanks for giving me a recipe to play with. :)

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    1. You're welcome, Jerusha. Oh, give wine cocktails a try ... they're sooo good!

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  3. Thanks for the recipe, you gave me great ideas for cocktails with wine which I have to try this summer.

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  4. Oh my!! So I immediately need to find this Frontera wine. I'm hoping they have it around me because this cocktail looks phenomenal! I love a good wine cocktail, too. Like you said, super easy and usually only a few ingredients! If you are interested, I do a linkup every Thursday called Thursty Thursday. I would love it if you stopped by and linked this post up today! It's perfect and I know my wine-o readers would love it! Cheers!! hopelesslyeverafter.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for inviting me over, Kristin! Cheers to you, too.

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  5. These all look great! I hadn't considered Frontera wine until now, thanks for the recommendation!

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  6. Your cocktails are wonderful...I loved the one you shared with us at #FoodieFriDIY last week too!! This looks super easy! And its just what I need after the week I have had! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  7. I just recently tried Moscato for the first time the other day. I love the idea of making a fun cocktail with it! I must try all of these! Pinning!

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  8. I am in love with this cocktail! I saw it on Yummly the other day and jumped for joy when I saw you linked up to my link party last week - I want to share your post with the world! Lol. I am always enamored with honey cocktails so this one is right up my alley. I cannot wait to try it - I just bought some moscato yesterday just to make it! I featured your post this week at #FoodieFriDIY – thank you so much for participating!

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    1. Oh, you're so sweet, Jenny B ... thank you so much for your incredibly kind comment!

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  9. Oh, man, these sound delicious! I must try it.

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