2014-07-06 16.51.50From THINK Magazine: Blue Nun Wines, popular in the 1980’s, returns in a new collaboration with Miami-based mixologist Chris Hudnall, to present their Authentic White & Sweet Red wines in a new format that incorporates the rising trend of wine-based cocktails.

I feel wine cocktails have been trying to emerge in the industry, specifically recently. Wine-based drinks are often accompanied by citruses, liquors, spirits, bitters, and aromatics. Blue Nun Wines naturally bring sweet flavors to the palette, which eliminates the need to add sugars, syrups, or agave, and the dry back end of the wine finishes the cocktails with an amazing balance. We expect to see Blue Nun cocktails hitting beach and pool menus from coast-to-coast, ” explains Hudnall.

2014-07-06 16.13.54Recipe: Sangria Sacrament

  • Let all ingredients sit for 2-3 days at room temperature
  • Serve in a Sangria Pitcher or Punch Bowl
  • Top with Ginger Beer when serving


  • 4 Cups Blue Nun Winemaker’s Passion Riesling
  • 1/2 Pineapple – sun-dried recommended
  • 1 Bunch of Sage
  • 20 Apple Wheels
  • 2 Vanilla Pods
  • Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer is stronger than ginger ale and perfect to pair with cocktails. The main difference between ginger ale and ginger beer is that ginger ale is lighter, drier, and less ginger-forward. Ginger beer tends to be heavier, richer, and sweeter, with a noticeable ginger flavor and are often cloudy and have pieces of ginger remaining in the bottle. Ginger beer lends depth, richness and a warm  spicy character to cocktails



MRenée Korbel Quinn | Mixology & Lifestyle Editor
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