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July 10, 2013

Chilling out

Spice up summer with do-it-yourself wine coolers

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2 ounces pineapple juice

Ice

Seltzer water

Split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape the seeds into a tall glass. Add the wine, rum and pineapple juice, stirring to combine. Add ice and top with seltzer water.

WATERMELON BELLINI

Start to finish: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

3/4 cup watermelon chunks

1/3 cup frozen peach chunks

1/2 ounce lemon juice

6 ounces prosecco sparkling wine

In a blender, combine the watermelon, peaches and lemon juice. Puree until smooth. Using a mesh strainer, strain into 2 sparkling wine flutes, then top with prosecco.

ROSE TINTED GLASSES

Start to finish: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled

2 ounces St-Germain elderflower liqueur

8 ounces rose wine

Seltzer water

2 sprigs fresh mint

In a blender, puree the strawberries until smooth. Using a mesh strainer, strain into a cocktail shaker. Add the elderflower liqueur and rose wine. Add ice, then shake to combine. Strain into 2 tall glasses filled with ice. Top with seltzer water, and garnish each with a mint sprig.

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