4th of July Fun with Sparkling Organic Wine Recipes
Light up your 4th of July celebration with sparkling organic wine that can take you from day to night. We’ve got sizzlin’ sparklers from Italy, Spain and Austria, along with a host of cocktail recipes that are sure to please every party guest.
Start off with classic mimosas made with Pizzolato Fields Prosecco Frizzante or Pizzolato Fields Prosecco Spumante and organic orange juice. Both brut proseccos are great alone as well with alluring aromas of jasmine, beeswax and Bosc pear. The juicy, elegant palate delivers green apple, lemon zest and hazelnut alongside bright acidity and refined, persistent bubbles.
La Cantina Pizzolato, located in the Veneto region, produces Italy’s number-one selling Italian organic wines. Located in the rich and flourishing countryside north of Treviso, the organic vineyards are situated on the plains and hillsides in this DOC area.
Drink rosé all day with the easy sipping Tarantas Sparkling Rosé, made from 100% Spanish Bobal. It’s a bright ruby garnet color. Aromas of berry and cherry, bubble gum dust, pressed linen, and lemon zest and potters clay with a lively, finely carbonated, dry medium-full body and an interesting, breezy finish with cottony, earthy tannins and no oak. It’s an invitingly slightly sweet wine that’s carefree and fruity.
The easy-drinking Tarantas Sparkling White is made with a delicious blend of Macabeo and Airen. Straw in color with bright, yeasty, earthy aromas of citrus cream, melon rind, and garden patch. It has a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, crisp green apple and lemon finish with no oak.
“Two of the great merits of sparkling wine is its ability to cleanse the palate and to match up against a wide variety of foods. Even in this version’s softer and gentler, there is a citric tartness that proves this is a great foil for seafood and even fried foods.” WinesfromSpain.com
Both Tarantas sparkling wines come from Bodegas Iranzo, producer of some of Spain’s oldest estate bottled wines in the Utiel-Requena region of Spain. “Wine with Body and Soul from the Heart of Spain,” The Tarantas brand name and label were inspired by the free-flowing, open art form of Flamenco song and dance of the same name, celebrated in Southeast Spain.
Pair just about any picnic food or BBQ with the beautiful biokult Rose Secco made with 100% Pinot Noir and a handy crown cap. Wine Enthusiast says: “A subdued nose leads onto a fresh, crisp, easy-drinking body that features fruit very loosely: There are hints of strawberry and red apple. The body is light and easy with big bubbles that create lively, refreshing sparkle finishing on a strawberry note.”
biokult, located in Pamhagen in the Niederösterreich region of Austria, produces fine Austrian Biodynamic wines. biokult unites a group of organic vintners with the shared goal of producing organic wines of the highest quality – wines that embody regional identity and bring pure, natural enjoyment in the glass.
Sparkling Organic Wine Cocktail Recipes
Because you can never have too much fun with sparkling organic wine, here are some easy craft cocktail recipes featuring our fantastic sparklers!
Rosy Jack Cocktail
- 6 oz Tarantas Sparkling Rosé
- 2 oz Apple Brandy
- 1.5 oz authentic Grenadine
- 1.5 oz Lemon juice
- 6 red raspberries
- garnish: lemon twists
- It is important to use authentic grenadine. I make my own by mixing equal parts pomegranate juice and sugar in a saucepan over low heat until dissolved, then cooled.
- In cocktail shaker, muddle raspberries with grenadine.
- Add lemon juice and brandy and shake with ice.
- Double strain into 2 large champagne flutes and top with 3 oz cold Tarantas Sparkling Rosé per drink.
- Stir once and garnish with lemon twist, expressing the lemon oils on the surface of the drink before placing it in the glass.
Strawberry Orange Basil Prosecco Cocktail (our own creation!)
- 1 C diced strawberries
- 1 tbsp finely chopped basil
- 2 oz. Triple Sec
- 2 C chilled Pizzolato Fields Prosecco
1. In a wide mouth jar mix together diced strawberries, basil, and Triple Sec.
2. Muddle these ingredients together.
3. Divide the strawberry mixture into 2 glasses and add 1 cup of chilled prosecco.
4. Garnish with strawberry and basil.
Thyme, Honey and Lemon Sparkling Wine
- 2 tbsp honey (clover or orange blossom work best)
- 1/4 cup water
- 3-5 sprigs of fresh thyme
- 2 tsp lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best)
- 2 tbsp thyme infused honey
- Tarantas Sparkling White Wine
- To prepare the thyme infused honey, add the honey, water and thyme sprigs to a small pot or saucepan. Do not stir as it may break up the thyme. Turn up to medium-high heat bring mixture to boil for two minutes. Turn off the heat, and let the mixture steep in the pot for 10 minutes and then remove thyme sprigs. Allow to cool and store refrigerated in a covered container until needed.
- To make the cocktail, add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice to a sparkling wine flute along with 2 tablespoons of the thyme infused honey. Give a light stir, and fill the rest of the glass with sparkling wine.