How do you know it's time for a cocktail?
You want one.
Change the tempo of your day. A cocktail is a great transition.
And a wine cocktail delivers.
Choosing the right wine is critical. You want the wine to accentuate the experience. The JL WOOD Nouveau is perfect; it has the strong fruit flavors and aromas to hold its own and it loves to be cold.
Make the Big Kiss for you and someone special. And you'll get a big kiss in return!
The Big Kiss Cocktail
- 3 to 4 oz JL WOOD No-Oak Chardonnay: Nouveau, JL, or No-oak
- ½ oz Simple Syrup
- ½ oz Calvados or apple brandy
- Small squeeze of fresh lemon
Put ice in a cocktail shaker.
Add all ingredients.
Give it a good shake.
Strain into a white wine or cocktail glass.
A question you may have: What do I do with the partially consumed bottle of wine used for this cocktail?
We think Chardonnay is at its best when its contact with oxygen is kept to a minimum. And for the average consumer, like us, we think that keeping the wine under vacuum with as much oxygen removed from the bottle is ideal. To do that, you need to “vacuum” out the air in the top of the bottle.
An easy to use product we use is Vacu Vin Wine Saver. It’s $15-20. You can buy it on Amazon (ASIN = B07ZTXD1R6) and it will keep wine fresh far longer than attempting to re-cork or close that screw-top. (Just make sure you hear the click that the vacuum has been completed.)