Leopard's Leap introduces wine cocktails

Wednesday, 19 December, 2012
Leopards Leap Family Vineyards
Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards have recently introduced ten new wine-based cocktails, guaranteed to add extra pleasure to summer weekends when socialising and relaxing with friends in Franschhoek.
Unwind on the Estate’s patio with its beautiful views of the Franschhoek Valley or lounge in the charming and contemporary tasting room while sipping on a beautifully garnished wine cocktail.

Each Friday will see the introduction of a different designer pair served for the weekend. Chardonnay stays ever so elegant in a Margarita, Shiraz charms in a Spicy Surprise and Chenin Blanc becomes a sophisticated Martini, to name but a few.

The cocktail line-up includes:
Sauvignon Blanc Cooler
Chardonnay Margarita
Chenin Blanc Martini
Rosé Cosmopolitan
Merlot Dom Pedro
Spicy Shiraz Surprise
Cabernet Sauvignon Square
Lookout Red Glühwein
Lookout Semi-Sweet Digestif (or nightcap)
Lookout White Zest
These tantilising wine cocktails will be available on Fridays and Saturdays from 09:00 - 17:00 and on Sundays between 11:00 and 17:00.

Price: R33 per cocktail

Below please find the recipe for mixing your own Sauvignon Blanc Cooler at home.

Sauvignon Blanc Cooler

150 ml Leopard’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc
50 ml Triple Sec
50 ml fresh pineapple
5 ml juice of half a lime (or lime juice)
100 ml soda water
10 ml sage sugar (see recipe below)
Crushed ice

Sage sugar
¾ cup sugar
½ cup fresh sage
Blend sugar and herbs in a blender until herbs are properly combined.

Pineapple quarter-moon and pineapple leaves.

Clean the pineapple, cut into quarters and pulp in a blender. Blend the Sauvignon Blanc, Triple Sec, crushed pineapple, sage sugar and lime juice in a blender. Mix the pineapple pulp with the rest of the ingredients.

Pilsner or tall glass, with straw.

The 2012 Leopard’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc is available from all leading retailers and at R 38.00 from Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards.

For more information on Leopard’s Leap and the new activities at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards, please visit www.leopards-leap.com

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