Hi! It’s been awhile. Like a whole month awhile. I took on a huge project at the start of the year, which I’ll tell you more about soon, mixed with a side of taxes (bleh!). I’m just now starting to dig out from beneath the rubble. I feel like I need to say sorry to every family member, friend, and reader. But my friend, Grace, recently wrote a post about how women say sorry too much. I’m certain she wrote it with me in mind. I’m the queen of misappropriated sorries. So instead of saying that, I’m giving you a peace offering in the form of a cocktail video. Because I’ve missed this space. And because tax season isn’t behind us just yet. Gulp.

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This post was created in an ongoing partnership with Seven Daughters Wine. I love sipping cocktails made with their Moscato. It’s also my white wine of choice when cooking.

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On the bright side, the tips of tree branches are starting to swell. Tulips and daffodils are showing up at the store, though not in our Minnesota dirt yet. And citrus is still happily lining the produce aisles. I’ve been buying a bag or two a week.

This Minty Moscato Cocktail is a collection of all those bright things—sweet Seven Daughters Moscato, a squeeze of orange, an ounce of orange liqueur, and a couple sprigs of mint. I’m just going to rename this drink Sprinter Sangria. It’s one part spring, one part winter, and it goes does easy like sangria. In other news, my bad mom jokes are still going strong. Not sorry.

Here’s to one more month of tax season, to swollen branches turned blooms, to spring allergies (or is it a tax allergy?), to using the word sorry more appropriately, to lightweight jackets, to longer days, and to Minty Moscato Cocktails.

Cheers and gulp!


Minty Moscato Cocktail
Serves: 1 drink
 
A smooth white wine cocktail flavored with citrus and mint.
Ingredients
  • Cocktail
  • 4 oz. Seven Daughters Moscato
  • 1 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1-2 sprigs of mint
  • handful of ice
  • Garnish
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 strawberry, sliced (optional)
  • sprig of mint
  • a couple ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Add cocktail ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well, about 30 seconds. To alter the color of the cocktail, use different orange varieties like blood oranges and cara cara pink oranges.
  2. Pour into a glass. Add garnishes and serve.

Recipe lightly adapted from Seven Daughters.