Chaddsford Winery, located in the Brandywine Valley, who is currently highlighting a number of different end-of-summer cocktails that are creatively unique and made with their local sweet and dry wines. Below are two of their most popular summer cocktails, including a recipe and images. If you’re working on anything where the cocktails or wines from Chaddsford Winery would be a good fit, we would be happy to send you any additional assets you need (images, more information, etc.).
Strawberry Lime Spritz
Made with Sunset Blush — a bright, sweet and fragrant rosé wine — this cocktail is bursting with summery notes of grapefruit, strawberry citrus.
Ingredients for strawberry puree:
1 pound of strawberries, hulled and halved
Zest of one lime
2 tablespoons of sugar
Ingredients for spritz:
1 oz. of strawberry puree
1 oz. of vodka
3 oz. of Sunset Blush
Make strawberry puree by combining strawberries, lime zest and sugar in a medium bowl and let set at room temperature for one hour. Puree strawberries in a blender and strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard the solids and refrigerate until ready to serve. Combine puree, vodka and Sunset Blush in a serving glass with ice and stir to combine. Top with club soda and garnish with a lime slice.
Basil Peach Sangria
This cocktail uses Chaddsford Winery’s delicious Niagara, one of the most popular sweet wines in their portfolio, which perfectly complements crisp basil and ripe peaches.
1 cup of water
¼ cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of loosely packed basil leaves
1 lemon, sliced thin
2 cups of peach juice / nectar
1 bottle of Chaddsford Winery Niagara
2-3 peaches, pitted and sliced
Combine water, sugar, basil and lemon in a small saucepan over medium heat. Lightly mash basil leaves and lemon slices with spoon and bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add peach juice/nectar and return to a simmer. Remove to the heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Strain mixture into a large pitcher, discarding basil leaves and lemon slices. Add Niagara and peach slices to pitcher and stir to combine. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight. Serve over ice.