kelly magyarics

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Summer spritzer recipe

Looking for something refreshing to drink this summer? Fill an on-the-rocks or white wine glass with ice. Mix equal portions of Pinot Grigio and sparkling lemonade (you can find this at Trader Joe's, Wegman's and other grocery stores). Sip by the pool or on the deck. Ahhhhhhhh.....it's like a quick dip in the pool, in a glass.

This pairing works because the Pinot Grigio is unoaked, citrusy and crisp, so it pairs well with the acidity and citrus notes in the sparkling lemonade. For a variation, add a bit of pomegranate or passionfruit juice to the blend.