Sauvignon Blanc Cocktails

Looking for a new way to enjoy the Sauvignon Blanc you’ve been sipping all summer? Try it in a cocktail or even a popsicle, with one of these recipes from Brancott Estate.

Brancott Estate was the pioneer of Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand’s Marlborough region, planting vines in the mid 1970s. Today the company is New Zealand’s largest producer and exporter of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Brancott Estate also produces Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio.

For more information on the wines of Brancott Estates visit www.brancottestate.com.

Brancott Berry

Brancott Berry

• 3 parts Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc
(or Chardonnay or Pinot Gris)
• 3 strawberries, chopped
• 1 part Gin (like Beefeater or Beefeater 24)
• agave nectar to taste
• juice of ¼ of a lemon
• garnish: strawberry slice

Directions:
In the bottom of a mixing glass, muddle the strawberries in the lemon and agave nectar. Add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice. Strain over ice into a wine glass. Garnish with strawberry slice on the rim of the glass.

Minty Peach Sangria

Brancott Sangria

• 3 parts Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc
(or Chardonnay or Pinot Gris)
• 3 parts peach nectar
• 1 part orange-flavored vodka
• mint leaves (for every one serving, use 8-10 mint leaves)
• garnish: mint sprig and fresh peaches (when in season)

Directions:
Slap the mint leaves between your palms to release oils, then drop into glass. Add ice and remaining ingredients and stir. Garnish with mint sprig and fresh peaches. Can be served in a pitcher.

Peach Bellini Sauvignon Blancsicles

• 2 cups sliced peaches (fresh or thawed from frozen)
• 1 cup Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc
• 1/4 cup orange juice
• popsicle molds
• wooden popsicle sticks

Directions:
Combine wine, peaches, and orange juice in a blender and process until smooth. Pour the blended mixture into your popsicle molds and place in the freezer for about 1.5 hours uncovered without the sticks or popsicle mold tops. Insert the wooden popsicle sticks after the pops have had time to set a little, so you can place them directly in the center and they will stay upright. Allow to freeze for 3 to 4 more hours.