This post is sponsored by Chloe Wine.
The days are longer, the weather is warmer and the days are better – it is finally Summer! It is the season of entertaining and I always get excited to celebrate the 4th of July with friends and an ice cold glass of Chloe Wine Pinot Grigio. In recent years, we have watched the fireworks from our rooftop, sipped cocktails at a friend’s chic patio gathering and spent the afternoon celebrating at the beach! This year we got together with our friends for an early celebration and took their boat out during the San Francisco heat wave!
I have 2 general rules when it comes to Summer gatherings:
Never show up empty-handed and always say ‘yes’ to a boat day.
We typically have a variety of Chloe Wine on-hand for occasions such as this, so I reached for the bottles of Chloe Pinot Grigio that I had chilling in our fridge and we simple syrup, lemons and sparking water to make our favorite refreshing summer cocktail.
2 parts chilled Chloe Pinot Grigio
1/2 part simple syrup
3/4 part fresh lemon juice
Top off with Lemon-Lime Sparkling Water
The cocktail was a hit! The Pinot Grigio is bursting with flavors of juicy white peach, soft melon, crisp apple and floral honeysuckle with a subtle undertone of Meyer lemon that I especially enjoy on a hot summer day. We docked the boat and enjoyed the Chloe Pinot Grigio Signature Cocktail, fresh fruit and a cheese board as the sunset illuminated the sky.
The Chloe Wine Collection portfolio includes Prosecco D.O.C., Valdadige D.O.C. Pinot Grigio, Sonoma County Chardonnay, Central Coast Rosé, Monterey County Pinot Noir, San Lucas Estate Vineyard Merlot, San Lucas Cabernet Sauvignon and North Coast blend, Red No. 249. There is truly an option for every wine-lovers palette with beautiful aromas and luxurious flavors in each bottle. Which varietal is your favorite for Summer? I typically reach for a chilled Pinot Grigio!
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