Wet Bar Wednesday -Aloha Bubbly

At our last Sunday evening open house/happy hour, one of the guests requested a glass of white wine.  We don’t drink much wine any more – it makes my wife sleepy and while we enjoy a nice riesling, we’ve acknowledged we’re never going to take the time to try and develop our palettes to appreciate a broad range of wines.  We have a few bottles on hand, so we opened one to pour our guest the requested glass.

But I hate to waste stuff, so I decided to look for some cocktails that might work with a sweet white wine.  Hence, the Aloha Bubbly:

  • 1 part white wine (sweeter is better)
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • 1 part club soda (to top)
  • strawberries to garnish (optional)

Mix the wine and pineapple juice in a glass over ice.  Top with club soda and stir.  Add the fruit if you have it on hand or want to make the drink a little snazzier.  The club soda makes it a very light and bubbly drink, and the white wine and pineapple juice pair well together so that neither is too overpowering.  It’s a great summer drink that is light and won’t overly impair your faculties or your appetite.  This would probably be a really good option in a punch bowl as well.  You may find, depending on the kind of wine you use, that you need to add some sugar or simple syrup to make it a bit sweeter.  Modify according to your taste buds and enjoy!

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