Refresh by Turning Leaf Wine

The holiday season is full of lots of rich foods and its nice to have a light refreshing wine to pair with the festivities.  I was asked to sample two wines by Refresh by Turning Leaf – the Crisp White and the Moscato.  Refresh by Turning Leaf makes a Red Moscato as well.

This entirely new style of wine features a light, fizzy body that is crafted to offer a refreshing wine experience.  These wines are designed to be enjoyed well chilled and can even be poured over ice ( yes, that’s right !!).  They are also great to use in wine cocktails – mixed with juices or ginger ale. ( A Retro-type cocktail). I’ll give you a few cocktail recipe ideas below.  Refresh wines are great summertime wines, but will also blend nicely into the holiday season.  

Mix up my Fizzy Cranberry Cocktail and enjoy it by the fireplace with your sweetie!  Very romantic!   




Other options for enjoying the Crisp White are:

  1. Straight, over ice.  We tried it this way first and all of us really liked it.  The slight “fizz” really is refreshing.  It’s not bubbly like champagne, but the fizz is noticeable. 
  2. Mixed as a “retro-style” cocktail.  Fill your glass with crushed ice.  Fill  2/3 full with the Refresh Crisp White and then 1/3 with juice.  I used Cranberry Juice Cocktail in my Fizzy Cranberry Cocktail but I think Orange juice or Mango juice would be goo too!  You are only limited by your creativity!
  3. Serve over ice with a slice of lime squeezed in.
  4. Over ice 2/3 Crisp White/ 1/3 Ginger Ale.

The Refresh Moscato is perfect for Brunch ( instead of a Mimosa).  It’s also nice with any spicy food.

Note:  I received samples of the Refresh by Turning leaf to taste for this review.  The opinions are my own and are honest.  No compensation was received.





Fizzy Cranberry Cocktail – Easy Cocktail Recipes

Looking for some easy cocktail recipes?  Here is a fun and delicious “retro-type” cranberry champagne cocktail that is so easy to make.  Fizzy Cranberry Cocktail may become your new favorite holiday drink!  Cranberry juice and cranberry juice cocktail are both popular cocktail mixers — especially during the holiday seasons.  Some people think cranberry juice has a strong flavor but when it is paired with champagne ( or a sparkling or fizzy wine as I have done in this recipe), or with tequila, vodka or rum — it adds the perfect finishing touch to the drink.  

The Cosmopolitan is probably the best known of the cranberry cocktail recipes. Everyone remembers it’s popularity and rise to fame in the HBO show, Sex and the City. 

I recently reviewed the Refresh Wines by Turning Leaf and discovered that the Crisp White Refresh Wine makes an excellent mixer for cocktails.  It is crisp ( just like the name says) and the fizzy bubbles make your cocktails fun!  Refresh Wines are also very reasonably priced and when mixed with cranberry juice or cranberry juice cocktail make an economical party drink.  Just remember to use a champagne flute to make this drink really special!  Champagne flutes can be purchased for less than $1.00 each at most discount stores and they really add a nice touch to a party.  


To watch my how-to video, click here:


Here is my recipe for this great drink:

Fizzy Cranberry Cocktail
Serves: 1
  • Crushed Ice
  • Refresh by Turning Leaf Crisp White Wine
  • Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  1. Place crushed ice in glass.
  2. Fill glass ⅔ full with Refresh by Turning Leaf Crisp White Wine.
  3. Fill last ⅓ of glass with chilled Cranberry Juice Cocktail.
  4. Enjoy!



Video: Fizzy Cranberry Cocktails – Easy Cocktail Recipes

Looking for easy cocktail recipes? This Fizzy Cranberry Cocktail is a fun “retro-style” cocktail that’s perfect for entertaining!

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