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"Wine-tails" for Mother's Day

The immensely gluggable Yellow Tail wine line is now producing two sparkling wines – a white and a rosé – that are sure to fly off the shelves of wine stores. I tried the sparkling white a few months ago at the wine expo in Toronto, and while it was the dead of winter, the simple, bright flavors immediately made me think of sun, beaches and patios. The people at Yellow Tail have taken the summer fun idea one step further and commissioned mixologist Trudy Thomas to come up with a series of “wine-tails” – cocktails based on wine – to serve for Mother’s Day brunch or spring and summer parties. I haven’t tried these out yet. If you do, let me know how they turn out.

SPRING & SUMMER WINE[TAILS]

ORCHARD TEMPATION
2 oz Yellow Tail Sparkling Wine
1 oz Absolut Pears
1 oz Apple Juice
1 oz Monin Vanilla

In a Cocktail Shaker with ice add all ingredients except Yellow
Tail Sparkling Wine
Strain into a Chilled Champagne Flute or Martini Glass
Slowly Fill with the Yellow Tail Sparkling Wine
Garnish with a Pear Slice or Mint Spring

EXOTIC TEMPTATION
2 oz Yellow Tail Sparkling Wine
1 oz Absolut Apeach
1 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Lychee Syrup or Puree

In a Cocktail Shaker with ice add all ingredients except Yellow
Tail Sparkling Wine
Strain into a Chilled Champagne Flute or Martini Glass
Slowly Fill with the Yellow Tail Sparkling Wine
Garnish with a Strawberry

FLORAL TEMPTATION
2 oz Yellow Tail Sparkling Wine
1 oz Skyy Vanilla Vodka
½ a Lime Pressed
1 oz Cranberry
1 oz Rose Sence Nectar

In a Cocktail Shaker with ice add all ingredients except Yellow
Tail Sparkling Wine
Strain into a Chilled Martini Glass or Champagne Flute
Slowly Fill with the Yellow Tail Sparkling Wine
Garnish with a Vanilla Sugar Rim and Edible Flower (Optional)
or Strawberry

SPICY LOTUS
2 oz Yellowtail Chardonnay
1 oz Zen Green Tea Liqueur
1 oz Monin Spicy Mango or Mango Puree
1 oz Lemonade

Shake and Strain into a Martini Glass
Garnish with a Strawberry
Note:For less Spicy Version Substitute Monin Mango Syrup or
Finest Call Mango Puree

LEMON MYRTLE
2 oz Yellowtail Chardonnay
1 oz Caravella Lemoncello
1/2 oz Monin Mojito Mint Syrup
1/2 Cointreau
1 oz Sour Mix

Shake and Strain into a Martini Glass
Rimmed In Sugar Garnish with a Lemon Wheel
Note: Could also be served on the rocks in a Wine Glass
rimmed in Sugar

BLUEBERRY WATERMELON
1 oz Yellowtail Sparkling Wine
1 ½ oz Stoli Blueberry Vodka
1 oz Monin Watermelon
2 oz Fresh Lemonade

Shake all ingredients in a Martini Shaker with Ice
Strain into the Glass (Chilled Martini Glass or Collins Glass with
Ice) Top with Yellowtail Sparkling Wine
Garnish with Fresh Blueberries

TRIPLE CITRUS
1 oz Yellowtail Sparkling Wine
1 oz Absolut Ruby Red
Spl Simple Syrup
½ oz Cointreau
2 oz Fresh Lemonade

Shake all ingredients in a Martini Shaker with Ice
Strain into the Glass (Chilled Martini Glass or Collins Glass with
Ice)
Top with Yellowtail Sparkling Wine
Garnish with an Orange Twist





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