A Taste of Summer

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Put a refreshing twist on your next summertime soiree by serving up wine-infused cocktails. VOGA, an Italian winery, makes a collection of trendy, affordable wines ($10.99 to $15.99 per bottle) that can be used instead of liquor to make quick and easy concoctions. The wine collection includes Pinot Grigio, Sparkling Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Moscato Quattro and Merlot, and each wine comes in a gorgeous glass cylinder. VOGA is available at most Giant Eagle, Kroger and Target stores. Impress your guests with one of these five simple recipes. Cheers!

Vojito 3 lime squeezes (then discard) 1 ounce simple syrup 5 to 6 mint leaves 3 ½ oz. VOGA Sparkling Pinot Grigio Flirtini 1 shot vodka VOGA Sparkling Pinot Grigio Lime juice Pineapple juice In VOGA 1 shot schnapps, peach Fill glass halfway with VOGA Pinot Grigio Fill the rest with cranberry Juice Add a few ice cubes VOGA Cola Ice 2/3 ounce VOGA Moscato Quattro Top with Coca-Cola Squeeze lemon Lemon wedge, optional for garnish VOGA Spritz 6 ounces of VOGA Sparkling Pinot Grigio 4 ounces of Aperol or Campari A splash of seltzer or soda water Ice cubes and a slice of orange

-- Dana Wilson