Watermelon Waterfall

Inspiration:

The inspiration for the Watermelon Waterfall is a drink that anyone can enjoy especially during the summertime. This drink is a little higher in calories and sugar than our low Calorie Cocktail and should appeal to more people because it isn’t being labeled as a “Healthy Alternative”, it is made for the sole purpose of satisfying a dry pallet on a warm summer day.

We wanted this cocktail to be a refreshing beverage option specifically for weekends, barbecues or anything to do with warm weather, this drink is a perfect option.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Watermelon Puree
  • 2 oz. Sky infused Sun Ripened Watermelon Vodka (70 calories)
  • 4 oz. Barefoot Pink Moscato Wine (120 calories)
  • Splash of Club Soda
  • Watermelon Slice

How To Make:

  • As all the Ingredients are put together, we start with a shaker full of ice
  • First start by adding the watermelon puree
  • Next step is to add the Sky infused watermelon vodka followed by an addition of Barefoot Pink Moscato Wine
  • Add a splash of Club Soda
  • Finally, make sure to shake and blend the ingredients
  • Last but not least, poor into glass and garnish with watermelon slice

Contributed By: C. Elordi, C. Childs, J. Taylor, K. Patland

Tonic With a Bite

Inspiration:

We wanted to create a cocktail that offered people a healthy fresh alternative to some of the sugary, high calorie mix drinks currently available on the market. With Obesity on the rise in the U.S. we wanted to provide some kind of drink that made people feel good about themselves, through a Fresh refreshing cocktail.

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Ingredients:

Lime/Cucumber Vodka- 30 calories (72 calories per pour, we used just under a 1oz pour)

Avant Unoaked Chardonnay- 35 calories (2.5oz x 14 calories)

Belvoir Tonic Water- 40 calories (½ Cup at less than half the bottle which is 83 calories)

Rosemary

Mint

Orange Peel/Slice

How to Make:

Once we have all of our ingredients together, we begin by mixing our Avant Unoaked Chardonnay(2.5 Oz) with our Lime and Cucumber infused Vodka(1 Oz)

Next we throw in a little mint and rosemary and decorate the rim of the glass with an orange wedge as well as with some of our herbs

Finally we add our Belvoir Tonic Water to the mix(1/2 Cup)

This leaves us with a fresh crisp cocktail, that is sure to satisfy most pallets

 

Contributed By: C. Elordi, C. Childs, J. Taylor, K. Patland

Sun Kissed

Description:

The perfect combination of juice, Gewürztraminer, and Sprite to make a delicious wine cocktail. This summer cocktail is a sweet, thirst quenching drink that appeals to most wine lovers.

Inspiration:

  • Few ingredients
  • Lemonade, soda, and white wine is a common combination but we wanted to change up the flavor. So we added a twist of mango orange frozen concentrate juice
  • This delightful cocktail is what we crave on hot summer nights surrounded by family and friends. It is perfect to be shared and enjoyed while relaxing and having fun.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 and 1⁄4 cups of orange mango frozen concentrate
  • 3⁄4 cup of Gewürztraminer
  • 1⁄4 cup of Sprite
  • Garnish with an orange peel

Steps to Make it:

First place 4 ice cubes into a glass. Next, pour 1 and 1⁄4 cups of orange mango frozen concentrate into the glass. Then, pour 3⁄4 cup of Gewürztraminer into the glass. After this, add in 1⁄4 cup of Sprite, then stir. When this is done, garnish with an orange peel.

Food Pairing:

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Video:

Contributed By: R. Channels, S. Fiddler, A. Jones, J. Sturn

 

Red Razz

Description:

A combination of wine,

sorbet, and sparkling water to make the perfect low calorie, low sugar cocktail. Refreshing and tasty, it appeals to most wine lovers as the perfect summer cocktail.

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Inspiration:

  • Sorbet usually isn’t in low calorie drinks.
  • Raspberries are an overwhelmingly desirable flavor
  • Other drinks that used high calorie ice cream in their cocktails often mixed it with soda. We could do better.
  • This cool, refreshing cocktail could be served during warm summer nights near the pool or just relaxing outdoors

Ingredients:

  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 cup of Pinot Grigio
  • 1 cup of Berry La Croix
  • 1 small scoop of low calorie, low sugar raspberry sorbet
  • Garnish with raspberries

Steps to make it:

First place 4 ice cubes into a glass. Next, pour 1 cup of Pinot Grigio into the glass. Then, pour 1 cup of Berry La Croix into the glass. After this, place one small scoop of low calorie, low sugar raspberry sorbet in the glass and then stir. When this is done, garnish with raspberries.

Food Pairing:

Havarti Cheese and Fruit Skewers

Contributed By: R. Channels, S. Fiddler, A. Jones, J. Sturn

 

The French Sour

Inspiration:

Our inspiration comes from the drink “UK Sour” which is basically a scotch sour cocktail topped off with a red wine float, and the simple syrup made in the cocktail is replaced by a cinnamon syrup. With our twist off this cocktail, we came up with a pleasant drink that has a smooth mixture of savory and sour.

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Ingredients:

1.5oz Scotch

.75oz Orgeat Syrup

1 Whole Lemon

1 Egg White

1.5oz Red Wine

Cinnamon

How to make it:

Add lemon juice, orgeat syrup, scotch and egg white to a shaker, shake lightly, pour over ice. Slowly add red wine and mix slightly. Garnish with cinnamon.

Food Pairing: Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients:

Mushrooms (stemmed)

Dried bread crumbs

Parmesan cheese

2 cloves garlic

Italian parsley

Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

How To Make It:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Chop up the garlic and parsley and grate the cheese. Put them together in a bowl with the olive oil and bread crumbs and stir well. Spoon the mixture into the mushroom caps, put on an oiled baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.

Contributed By: G. Gagliardino, K. McNeil, T. Rewick, K. Singkeo

SauvJitio

Inspiration:

We wanted to create a fresh, low calorie cocktail that would be easy to make and easy to drink. One that will go along with some fresh seafood to enjoy for those hot summer days.

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Ingredients:

  • 4oz Sauvignon Blanc
  • 3oz Soda Water
  • 1 Lime
  • 10-12 Mint Leaves

How to make it:

Muddle mint leaves with lime juice in glass. Add ice, sauvignon blanc and soda water. Stir and garnish with lime.

Food Pairing:

Shrimp (or fresh fish)

Fresh lime juice

Fresh lemon juice

Onion

Tomato

Green Pepper

Cilantro

Chop up shrimp into small pieces, add to a bowl with lemon and lime juice and let sit so it can “cook”. Finely dice the onion, tomato, green pepper and cilantro. Once the shrimp is cooked, add the shrimp to the fresh ingredients and mix well. Season with salt to taste and serve fresh.

Contributed By: G. Gagliardino, K. McNeil, T. Rewick, K. Singkeo

Frozen Pinot

Inspiration:

The Frozen Pinot is a delicious summertime drink. It is great for barbeques, poolside events, and time with friends. This drink looks like a normal smoothie but it definitely packs a punch with its 1 ½ cups of pinot noir and 2 shots of Chambord liqueur. With this summertime drink we suggest eating salty, savory and carb-y foods such as pita chips with hummus, veggie chips, and toast with banana and honey. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • – 1 Cup of Strawberries
  • – 1 Cup Peaches
  • – 1 & ½ Cup Pinot Noir
  • – ½ Cup Orange Juice
  • – 2 Shots Chambord
  • – Juice from ½ lime

Steps:

  • Blend!

Pairings:

oWith this cocktail salty, savory and other sweet foods pair very nicely. That being said we suggest that the following be paired:

oPita Chips with hummus

oVeggie chips

oToast with banana and honey

 

Contributed By: K. Karbousky, M. McDonald, T. Vantalon

ProClaw

Inspiration:

ProClaw is a very pleasant mixture of sparkling wine mixed in with the extremely popular White Claw Cranberry flavored seltzer water as well as the sweet Minute Maid Fruit Punch drink. It isn’t overwhelmingly sweet and has a delicious balance of dryness and effervescence. The alcohol is lower than a standard glass of wine due to the lower hard seltzer water and the fruit drink mixture.

Served chilled, this is the perfect warm weather or nighttime light fruity drink

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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of La Marca Prosecco
  • ¼ cup of White Claw Raspberry
  • ¼ cup of Minute Maid Fruit Punch
  • Add strawberry garnish

Pairings:

ProClaw is fruit forward and sweet and therefore needs to be balanced with salty food pairing such as:

oSalted almonds

oChips and salsa

oPretzels

Contributed By: K. Karbousky, M. McDonald, T. Vantalon

Outlaw Gewurztrita

Inspiration

College students across the country have found themselves enjoying the popular hard seltzer we know as White Claw. Thus, we thought why not create a mixed drink that our friends and people of our generation would love to drink.

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Ingredients

  1. 4 sliced strawberries (quarters)
  2. 2 oz Jose Cuervo Silver Blanco Tequila
  3. 4 oz Gewurztraminer
  4. Natural Lime White Claw
  5. Garnish with 1 halved strawberry

Steps

  1. Measure and pour the tequila, wine and hard seltzer into a medium sized glass.
  2. Stir.
  3. Top off with Natural Lime White Claw.
  4. Garnish with strawberry.
  5. Drink and enjoy the ride.

Video:

How To Make Outlaw Gewurztrita

Contributed By: A. Gonzalez, J. Heintz, B. Mariano, O. Villalvazo

Lo-Fi Spritz

Inspiration

Inspired by the typical Spanish summer drink “Tinto de Verano” which roughly translates to “Red of the Summer”or “Summer Wine” which is typically just a mix of red wine and Gaseosa which is a lightly flavored Spanish style of lemon-lime soda like sprite mixed with sparkling water. We wanted to make a variation on this that was more than just mixing wine and soda, so to adapt the flavor of the Gaseosa we settled with Sweet Vermouth and sparkling water. To create a drink that was slightly sweet, easy to drink, very flavorful and highly sessionable.

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Ingredients

  1. 4oz Tempranillo
  2. 1.5oz Lo-Fi Sweet Vermouth
  3. Topo Chico Sparkling Water
  4. 1 Blood Orange

Steps

  1. In a glass full of ice pour the wine, vermouth and sparkling water.
  2. Then stir gently to maintain the bubbles.
  3. Garnish with a few strips of a blood orange peel

Video

How To Make A Lo-Fi Spritz 

Contributed by: A. Gonzalez, J. Heintz, B. Mariano, O. Villalvazo