When I was a bartender, I got to mix and create tons of fun and flavorful drinks for my customers. You can imagine that when I had people over, they expected me to mix them the same creative and tasty drinks. After I had my kids, I stopped drinking hard liquor and moved to beer and wine. There is nothing like an ice cold beer or sparkling wine on a warm day or at the end of a long work day. One of my favorite drinks is a good sangria, packed full of seasonal fruits. In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to make a Sparkling Pink Pinot Sangria.
Imagine my excitement when I received a few bottles of Little Black Dress Wines, including their Divalicious Pink Pinot. This is the perfect wine for my Sparkling Pink Pinot Sangria. If you are a wine drinker, you are going to appreciate these tongue tingling and tantalizingly delicious wines. If you are not a wine drinker, you may just fall in love with the first sip!
You can choose from a wide variety of their yummy products including a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Divalicious Pink Pinot, Divalicious Red, Merlot, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Noir. The Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and had these subtle undertones that make it the perfect pairing with my meatball casserole (recipe coming soon!) The company got their name from the iconic little black dress, which is known to be simply timeliness, playful yet elegant and ready for anything at a moment’s notice.
The Little Black Dress wines are made from select grapes from California, and are created by a very talented female winemaker. When I learned that, it made me love the Little Black Dress Wines even more! Through the end of October, you can create your own Little Black Dress Wines PINK DRINK recipe. You may even have your recipe shared on the Little Black Dress Wines’ social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #LBDPinkDrink.
Sparkling Pink Pinot Sangria
- 1 bottles Little Black Dress Divalicious Pink Pinot
- 1 apple, slice thinly
- 1 peach, sliced thinly
- 1 pint of fresh berries of choice
- Simple syrup to taste
- ice cubes
- Club or lemon lime soda
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish
- Mix your wine, simple syrup and fruit. Refrigerate overnight to let the flavors marry together. Add ice cubes and soda right before serving. Garnish with fresh mint leaves (optional)