Yellow Tail Moscato Sangria Recipe
A few weeks back I got to attend a little party at The Ten Spot at the Bay on Queen West and try out Yellow Tail's latest offering, Moscato. This wine is slightly bubble (but not up their with a true bubbly wine) and pretty sweet (but not sickly sweet, more like ice wine toned down sweet). This combo or sweet, light and mild bubbles inspired me to create a Sangria recipe which I'd like to share with you today.
Usually I like sangrias made with red wine, but when I tried this Moscato I instantly thought of Sangria, so I thought why not give it a try ( I mean the wine sells for $10.95 at the LCBO so it wasn't like I was throwing my money away). The first fruit I thought of that would go well with this was peaches, the second was cherries. So here is my recipe.
In a pitcher, mix together:
- 1 bottle Yellow Tail Moscato wine
- 1 litre of Soda Water (I have a SodaStream it works great)
- 1 chopped Peach
- a bunch of sliced and pitted Cherries (or just pitted, I don't have a pitter though so I sliced them up)
- Ice to preference (or ice in your glasses)
Ok, so not so much a recipe as a bunch of stuff tossed together. You can clearly adjust this all to taste, but I did this and really liked it (so did my guests). It worked out so good. The peaches and cherries went well with the sweetness of the wine and the soda water helped mellow out the wines flavour and make it so I don't just down the wine too quickly on a hot day.
So now that I have talked about my favourite way to serve this wine to guests this summer (maybe on a patio?), let us talk about what makes this a beauty post as well as a recipe post shall we?
Right now if you go to your LCBO and grab a bottle of Yellow Tail Moscato you will also get a free bottle of Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish. That's right, this $10.95 bottle of wine can get you a $17.00 polish for free. So you really can't go wrong. This offer is only while supplies last, so you might want to run out and see if you can grab some polishes with your wine before it is too late. I plan on stocking up because this has officially become my summer entertaining drink (as well as the Malibu Stacy, because it is a classic to me).