Friday, August 30, 2013

Brancott Estate Chillhour, Sauvignon Berry Blancscicles & Berry Sangria - Labor Day Cocktails

In a few days, Labor Day will be here. Labor Day weekend is one of my favorite three day holiday weekends of the year. It's technically still "summertime" and what I feel is the kickoff to the Holiday season. We will find ourselves on the boat, at the pool and cooking all weekend long. One thing I always bring to a Labor Day cookout is fun cocktails.

Brancott Estate has a an amazing Chillhour website full of fun ideas for Labor Day weekend. From appetizers to cocktails, they have you covered. I chose to make Savignon Blanscicles and Berry Sangria, both of which are perfect to keep you cool on a hot summer day.

Sauvignon Berry Blancscicles:
1 cup frozen berries (I prefer raspberries, strawberries and blueberries)
1 bottle Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc
1 tsp of cranberry raspberry concentrate (I use the SodaStream brand)
Blend all ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.

Brancott Berry Sangria
3 parts Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Handful of frozen berries
1 part gin
agave nectar
juice of 1/4 lemon
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail mixer over ice and shake. Strain into a large wine glass.

Are you making anything special for Labor Day?

Disclosure: I received a bottle of Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc to create a recipe. All opinions are my own. 

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