Reader Favorites

Reader Favorites
Reader Favorites

Featured Videos

Featured Videos
Featured Videos

Join Us by e-Mail

Join Us by e-Mail
Join Us by e-Mail

Chardonnay Al Fresco Cocktail

Though this Chardonnay Al Fresco Cocktail may sound a tad bit strange, give this refreshing combination of chardonnay, cucumber, and lime a try!  You'll be in for a true wine cocktail treat.  Hey, it may just become your new favorite summer sipper!
CLICK HERE TO PIN THIS FOR LATER

Chardonnay Al Fresco Cocktail ~ this refreshing combination of chardonnay, cucumber, and lime may just become your new favorite summer sipper!


Does the combination of chardonnay, cucumber, and lime sound a tad strange?  

That's exactly what I thought when I first came across this chardonnay cocktail recipe.  But being an avid lover of both chardonnay and wine cocktails {like my Moscato Bee's Knees or Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail for example}, I of course still had to give it a try.

And you know what?
It's really good!

The cucumber, lime, Chardonnay, and small touch of simple syrup come together to create a really light and refreshing cocktail that's perfect for summer sipping.  I guess they don't say "cool as a cucumber" for nothing.

When I enjoy a glass of wine, I typically go for a very bold, oaky, buttery chardonnay.  For this cucumber cocktail, however, I suggest going with a lighter, crisper, fruitier chardonnay instead.  Fruitier chardonnays pair more nicely with the freshness and lightness of the cucumber and lime than do my favorite stronger-flavored oakey wines.

So if you're like me and just have to give this combination a try, you're in for a great cocktail treat.  It truly may just become your new favorite summer sipper!

Though this Chardonnay Al Fresco Cocktail may sound a tad bit strange, give this refreshing combination of chardonnay, cucumber, and lime a try!  You'll be in for a true wine cocktail treat.  Hey, it may just become your new favorite summer sipper!
We invite you to follow The Kitchen is My Playground with Google+, PinterestFacebookTwitterInstagram, bloglovin', or subscribe by Email.  We'd love to have you back soon!



Chardonnay Al Fresco Cocktail
Source:  Adapted from Fronterra Wines
(Printable recipe)
For each cocktail:
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. (1/2 c.) Chardonnay
  • 1/4 of a medium-sized cucumber, unpeeled & sliced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 T. simple syrup
  • ice
Directions
  1. Place cucumber, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Use the back of a spoon to muddle (squish) the cucumber slices, releasing their juice.
  2. Add wine to the shaker; fill with ice. Shake well for about 10 seconds.
  3. Strain into a martini or other cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and cucumber slice, if desired.
Enjoy!



Follow along with our deliciousness on Pinterest!
Visit Tracey ~ The Kitchen is My Playground's profile on Pinterest.
Please enjoy these other refreshing wine cocktails from The Kitchen is My Playground ...

Champagne Margaritas

Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail

Moscato Honey Bee Cocktail

Moscato Bee's Knees Wine Cocktail

Champagne Cobbler Cocktail

Chardonnay Al Fresco Wine Cocktail Image

Affiliate links are included in this post. I receive a small amount of compensation for anything purchased from these links, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting The Kitchen is My Playground when you shop at Amazon.com!

This post is linked with Weekend Potluck.

4 comments

  1. What an interesting combination. It looks delicious! Pinning for later!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Pinned! What a delicious, refreshing cocktail. Love the other cocktails you have shared as well. Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I actually tried this last night at home and I must say - it's amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! ... I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for stopping back by to let me know!

      Delete

I love your comments. I read and appreciate each and every one. Thank you so much for visiting The Kitchen is My Playground! {NOTE: Captcha word verification is on to turn away the 'spambots' ... I apologize for the commenting inconvenience.}

Blog Design: Tracimichele.com. Powered by Blogger.
Get widget