Now here’s a ‘grove’ you can enjoy a blissful afternoon in! Scout & Cellar have just announced an addition to their unique, clean crafted wine based mixer ‘Wilderness Road’ with ‘The Grove’.
These are fortified wine mixers, made with the same toxin-free ‘clean-crafted’ principle as in all the Scout and Cellar products, and is a great alternative to hard alcohol bases, to create light, refreshing cocktails.
Infused with botanicals, ‘The Grove’ tastes a lot like gin! I had great fun pairing it with basil, fresh orange juice and a splash of seltzer water to create a light, refreshing cocktail.
The notes of this drink pairs perfectly with the sweet, salty and bitter notes of the Marinated Citrus Salad with Feta & Crispy Prosciutto.
This cocktail is part 2/5 of my ‘Fall into Citrus’ menu created for my virtual cooking class for the John Knox Village Active Aging Week.
Citrus Bliss Cocktail with Scout & Cellar’s ‘The Grove’
The Scout and Cellar fortified wine mixer called ‘The Grove’, is a great alternative to hard alcohol bases, to create light, refreshing cocktails. This recipe with basil and orange is the perfect compliment to the Citrus Salad with Prosciutto and Feta
3 Basil leaves
1 fl oz. Simple Syrup or sweetener of choice
3 fl oz. fresh Orange Juice
1.5 fl oz. ‘The Grove’
4 oz sparkling water (San Pelligrino works best)
Orange Twist to garnish
- Place the basil leaves in a glass with the simple syrup, ‘muddle’ with a pestle or spoon to release the mint essential oils.
- Add the orange juice, Country Road and top with sparkling water.
- Stir, add twist and enjoy!
Note: To make your own simple syrup dissolve one-part sugar and one-part water over low heat, bring to a gentle boil, remove from heat and allow to cool.