Refreshing Chardonnay Al Fresco is the perfect party drink—fresh and light, this cocktail is crafted with fresh lime and cucumber.

What do you like to sip on game day?

The boys generally gravitate towards beer or something bottled, but lately I’ve been trying to ‘elevate’ our sports viewing parties a bit.

Recently I’ve been in love with wine cocktails. They’re light, refreshing, and perfect for pairing with your typically heavier party foods.

The best part about wine cocktails is that you can really add any flavor profile you’d like.

chardonnay al fresco

 

chardonnay al fresco

 

chardonnay al fresco

For our Chardonnay Al Fresco cocktails, we pair just 4 simple ingredients: Frontera Chardonnay, cucumber, lime, and simple syrup. The sweet-and-sour combination that follows is fresh, vibrant, light, and incredibly tasty.

For my wine cocktail, I choose Frontera wine, which is perfect to pair with my game day recipes and a wine that everyone happens to love.

For something different and unique, I like to host a tapas-style basketball viewing. These Chardonnay Al Fresco cocktails pair really well with tapas such as Spanish cheeses, chorizo, marinated olives, and patatas bravas with aioli.

Tapas are a great game day choice. Since they’re all two-bite finger foods, they’re perfect for snacking on while watching the game. A tapas spread is a unique addition to your next sports viewing party, and a welcomed change from your typical chips and dip. This Chardonnay Al Fresco pairs perfectly with this spread, but a Paloma Blanca or Happy Place Sangria (all made with Frontera wines) would be lovely as well.

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chardonnay al fresco

 

chardonnay al fresco

 

chardonnay al fresco

 

chardonnay al fresco

 

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chardonnay al fresco

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Chardonnay Al Fresco with Cucumber and Lime
 
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Refreshing Chardonnay Al Fresco is the perfect party drink—fresh and light, this cocktail is crafted with fresh lime and cucumber.
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Recipe type: cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces Frontera Chardonnay
  • ¼ cucumber, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup*
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime juice, cucumber, and simple syrup. Add wine and ice, shake, and strain into a glass. Garnish with a lime and cucumber slice. Enjoy!
Notes
To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water and bring to a boil. Let cool and store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Keeps for up to a month.
 

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