During the hot summer months, there is nothing like the feeling of the tropical summer breeze. It is the feeling of an afternoon breeze that is fresh, crisp and refreshing. These breezes can be found at many locations, from the beach to your backyard.
Chardonnay with a taste of the tropics
Whether you are an experienced wine drinker or new to the world of wine, there is something to be said for the flavor of a good Chardonnay. This versatile wine can offer a multitude of flavors, depending on the wine region and harvest date.
The flavors of Chardonnay are determined by the harvest date and the ripeness of the grapes. The flavor will also depend on the climate. Wine from cooler climates will have a more mineral character. Similarly, Chardonnay from warm climates will have a rich, tropical fruit flavor.
The flavors of Chardonnay will also depend on the oak used to age the wine. Chardonnay aged in new barrels will be rich and creamy, while Chardonnay aged in oak for a longer period will have a more toasty flavor. Oaking is a common practice for white wines, and will add complexity to the wine’s flavors.
Oaking is also used to round natural acidity. It can be applied to both red and white wines. The flavors of a Chardonnay may include coconut, vanilla, spice, and buttered popcorn.
When it comes to tasting, a Chardonnay will generally taste best when served chilled. This is because the vapor from the wine will affect the fragrance and taste. To taste a Chardonnay, you should use a standard white wine glass.
Fruity spin on the creamy Pina Colada
Adding a fruity spin on the creamy Pina Colada makes for a refreshing and enjoyable drink to enjoy during hot summer days. It is a simple cocktail made with fresh fruit, coconut cream, and rum. These ingredients are all easily available at your local grocery store.
Using a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, ice, and pineapple juice. Shake it well for a few seconds to mix all of the ingredients together. Then strain the mixture over crushed ice.
Pina Colada is a classic drink from Puerto Rico. It is a fruity, coconut-based drink that is served with a pineapple wedge. It is traditionally served in a hurricane glass.
A non-alcoholic version is called a Virgin Pina Colada Smoothie. It is a refreshing drink that combines pineapple juice, coconut milk, ice, and no added sugar. This drink is also vegan-friendly and Paleo-friendly.
Adding a fruity spin on the Creamy Pina Colada is easy to do. You can use frozen fruit or fresh fruit, such as strawberries. The frozen fruit will enhance the texture of the drink while the fresh fruit will add some flavor. You can also make the cocktail using a blender.
If you want to get a little fancier, you can add a chichaito shot to the hurricane glass. You can also garnish it with a maraschino cherry.