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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

3 Delicious VOGA Italia Cocktail Drink Recipes For Your Next Party!

While many consider the wine spritzer an antiquated cocktail that should be left in the 80’s along with florescent stirrup pants, upscale bars and restaurants alike have been reviving the spritzer with a grown-up twist, mixing up fizzing cocktails with sparkling wine, champagne, fresh fruits and exotic elixirs.

Rumor has it that the first wine spritzer was created in the 1800’s, when the inventor of soda water showcased his new product in the wine cellar of Hungarian poet András Fáy. The simple “cocktail” reached its peak of popularity in the 1970’s and 80’s, and is beginning to see a revival for the more mature palate.

Below, you will find a few modern spritzer recipes from VOGA Italia, perfect for the summer months. VOGA Italia’s Sparkling Pinot Grigio has a light golden color and fine perlage, which gives way to aromas of white blossoms and ripe citrus, lending itself perfectly to the grown-up spritzer.

Oranginger Spritzer Recipe

2 oz. VOGA Italia Sparkling Pinot Grigio
1 oz. club soda
.5 oz. ginger vodka
Juice from ½ orange

Combine ginger vodka, club soda, fresh orange juice and stir. Top with VOGA Sparkling and garnish with a ginger candy chew.

Honey, You’re a Peach Recipe

2.5 oz VOGA Italia Sparkling Pinot Grigio
1 oz. club soda
1 fresh peach, quartered and peeled
1 tsp. honey

Muddle or puree honey and one quarter peach. Add VOGA Sparkling and club soda and gently stir. Garnish with a slice of peach and serve immediately.

Strawberry Kiwi Fizz Recipe

2.5 oz. VOGA Italia Sparkling Pinot Grigio
1 oz. club soda
.5 oz. Kiwi Liqueur
2-3 Strawberries
1 kiwi, quartered

Muddle strawberries and one quarter kiwi with a small amount of sugar, and spoon into a champagne flute. Top with liqueur, club soda and VOGA Sparkling. Garnish with a strawberry and serve immediately.

About VOGA Italia Wine: VOGA Italia hails from Italy , the country best known for producing some of the world’s best wine as well as its’ keen sense of style. VOGA Italia encompasses all aspects offering a collection of crisp delicious wine thoughtfully packaged in a revolutionary re-designed bottle featuring a unique resealable cap. Since the company’s inception, VOGA has earned numerous awards and accolades for their sleek and sexy glass cylindrical bottle, presentation and most importantly taste. The collection retails from $10.99 to $15.99 and includes Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Moscato, Quattro, Sparkling Pinot Grigio and Sparkling Pinot Grigio Chardonnay. VOGA is available in over 62 countries, hundreds of major cities, and can be found in thousands of the world’s trendiest bars, restaurants and shops. Wherever, whenever, if you are drinking VOGA you are drinking IN Style.

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