Homemade Strawberry Mint Wine Cooler Recipe
Recently I found myself with some very ripe strawberries on hand. So I decided to use it to make a refreshing and tasty summertime drink using fresh picked, ripe strawberries from my parents’ garden! What I came up with was my own homemade strawberry mint wine cooler recipe – complete with strawberries, of course! Here’s how you can make your own!
Strawberry Mint Wine Cooler Recipe
1lb. ripe strawberry with stems and leaves removed, sliced in half or thirds
2-3 cutie tangerines or 1 small regular tangerine, peeled and any seeds removed
A handful of fresh peppermint, crushed or torn in half
1 bottle of sweet white table wine, I used Château Morrisett’s Sweet Mountain Laurel (from a local winery)
Combine the strawberries, tangerine slices, crushed mint and wine into a pitcher with a lid. Place in the fridge and chill until cold or overnight. Then serve over ice if you choose with one or several strawberries and a fresh mint leaf. (I also like to eat the fruit afterward.)
I also have some super ripe cherries I bought recently on our local Roanoke Farmer’s Market. For my next batch I want to try a bottle of sweet white wine with ripe cherries and some fresh chocolate mint I bought from Rolling Meadows Farms and planted in my garden. If I’m able to pick the mulberries on the tree in the backyard before they all fall onto the ground, I think they’d also make a fun addition.
I also want to try my Strawberry Mint Wine Cooler Recipe with just a little ice and blended all together in a blender.