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RECIPES: Cool Summertime Cocktails

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Celebrate summer with a something new and refreshing in your glass! Whether relaxing by the pool, noshing on some bbq or enjoying a quiet (or not-so-quiet!) get-together with your besties, finding the right refreshment is, in our opinion, very important! 

Looking for something fruity or sparkly? Try the White Peach Sangria with Markham Muscato or perhaps you prefer sipping something with a little more kick.  Then you may want to try the Burning Shrub Cocktail; Shrub cocktails are all the rage these days!

Whatever your mood, craving or occasion, just click below to find the drink that fits!


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RECIPE: White Peach Sangria with Markham Muscato

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It's summertime! Cool down with a refreshing wine cocktail! The Markham Vineyards Muscato transforms fresh, ripe peaches into a delicious and refreshing white peach sangria - perfect for poolside sipping or taking the bite out of spicy Asian food. Look like a professional mixologist in front of your friends with this easy cocktail recipe.

recipe_MarkhamVineyards_whitePeachSangria.jpgDeal Alert! - Enjoy a 20% discount (30% for our Heritage Club members) on their Muscato through June 30th. At $14-$16 per bottle, go ahead and buy a case to last you through the summer!

White Peach Sangria - adapted from Chow.com
  • 1 (750-millliter) bottle Muscato
  • 1 cup peach nectar
  • 3/4 cup peach liqueur
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 white peaches, pitted and sliced, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • 1 lemon, cut into half wheels, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • Ice, for serving
Combine all of the ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher or punch bowl and stir gently. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh peach and lemon slices, if desired.

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Cocoa Cool: Adventurous Pairings for Chocolate

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by Courtney Cochran

courtneyCochran_profile.jpgLike the always-chic little black dress, chocolate never goes out of style.  Whether prepared in a winter-perfect soufflé format, drizzled over ice cream during the summer months or tucked into a decadent truffle that's perfect any season, chocolate gets it right every time.  Read on for tips on pairing wine with this timeless treat, as well as insights on some of the best spots to try your hand at wine and chocolate pairing in person.  

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