With summer in full swing, I’m delighted to share with you a selection of cocktails with Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier. Bay Area Mixologist Vita Simone has developed five delightful cocktails recipes using the versatile white blend, perfect for summer festivities.

The bright, refreshing tropical and citrus notes in Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier make for an excellent cocktail ingredient. Vita’s cocktail creations include the Knee Buckler (with apricot liqueur and ginger beer), 5 O’Clock Somewhere (with Jack Daniels Rye, falermum and orange bitters), and Que Caliente (with green chile vodka, agave nectar, mole bitters and lime bitters).

Vita Simone is known as one of the most innovative mixologists in the Bay Area. She grew up with her mother on the Greek island of Crete, and spent years with her father, renowned herbalist Paul Strauss, learning from him on his organic farm. She crafts vibrant concoctions from fresh harvested herbs, vegetables, fruits and spices.

Please find Vita’s recipes with Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier below.

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