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3 Summer Cocktails To Beat The Heat

3 Summer Cocktails To Beat The Heat

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This summer has been a hot one! With record-breaking heat and longer days, the need to unwind and cool down is absolutely crucial this summer! So make sure to fit some relaxation time into your schedule this week and head to your local retailer for all the ingredients needed for one of the delicious cocktail recipes below.

Besides, what’s a better way to beat the heat and unwind than some ice-cold, refreshing cocktails made with your favorite Stella Rosa wine?

1. Stella Rita

Ingredients:

  • 1 Aluminum can of Stella Rosa Platinum
  • 1 can limeade concentrate
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • Sea salt and limes for garnish
  • 2 cups of Ice

Instructions:

Add ice and pour Stella Rosa Platinum into blender.

Pour tequila, limeade and orange juice into blender and blend until mixture is smooth.

Pour into glasses, add sea salt, lime slices and empty Stella Rosa Aluminum can for garnish, and enjoy!

2. Mi Ombré

Ingredients:

  • Stella Rosa Black
  • Stella Rosa Rosé
  • Stella Rosa Moscato D’asti
  • 3 Ice trays
  • Fresh raspberries and mint leaves for garnish.

Instructions:

Pour Stella Rosa Black into 1 clean ice cube trays and pour Stella Rosa Rosé wine into another ice cube tray.

Pour Stella Rosa Moscato D’asti into 1 more ice cube trays.

Place all 3 trays in freezer and freeze several hours, or until frozen.

Spoon Stella Rosa Black slush into the bottom third of serving glasses.

Spoon Rosé slush into the second third of the serving glasses.

Top with Moscato slush.

Garnish glasses with raspberries and mint, and enjoy!

3. Shake it Off

Ingredients:

  • Maraschino cherries
  • 2 1/2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 3 parts Stella Rosa Red

Instructions:

Place a few maraschino cherries in the bottom of the glass.

Scoop in vanilla ice cream and add a couple more cherries on top.

Top with Stella Rosa Red and enjoy!


There you have it! Three delicious frozen cocktails to combat the summer heat! Make sure to stay up to date with all things Stella Rosa and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more recipes, discounts, giveaways and more!

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Stella Rosa® Strawberry Moscato Cupcake Recipe

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Stella Rosa Pink Moscato Cupcakes

This recipe is perfect for birthdays, girls nights or just to treat yourself after a long week. Seriously, what’s better than getting your buzz on while treating yourself to a heavenly strawberry moscato cupcake? These delightful cupcakes are vanilla with pink buttercream frosting spiked with Stella Rosa® Pink wine.

 Prep Time 20 minutes

 Cook Time 18 minutes

 Total Time 38 minutes

 Servings 18 cupcakes

Ingredients:

Cupcakes

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Stella Rosa® Pink

Frosting

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon Stella Rosa® Pink
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Instructions:

Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in the vanilla extract just until combined.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup Stella Rosa® Pink and 1/2 cup sour cream (mixture will fizz a little).

With the mixer on low, gradually add in the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with moscato mixture. Mix until batter is uniform and smooth, about 30 seconds.

Fill prepared cupcake liners about 3/4 full and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven, transfer cupcakes to a cooling rack, and allow them to cool to room temperature before frosting.

Frosting

Place 1 cup of Stella Rosa® Pink in a small saucepan. Simmer over medium-high heat until reduced to 2 tablespoons. Transfer to a small bowl or condiment cup and allow to cool.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, cream softened butter and powdered sugar together. Once the frosting is thick and fluffy, pour in the reduced 2 tablespoons moscato plus 1 tablespoon moscato from the bottle and mix well.

Frost the cupcakes and garnish with nonpareil sprinkles if desired.

Stella Rosa Moscato Cupcakes

There you have it! A delicious recipe created by the talented @ifyougiveablondeakitchen!

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Rosé Sangria Recipe

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Kickstart your Summer with our delicious Strawberry-Rhubarb Rosé sangria cocktail. This treat is perfect for barbecues, picnics, pool parties and more. Did we mention that it also goes fantastically with Strawberry Rhubarb pie? See the recipe below and enjoy!

Sangria Cocktail

Ingredients:
  • 1 bottle of Stella Rosa Rosé
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • Rhubarb simple syrup- Store brand or homemade (recipe below)
Instructions:
  1. Mix all ingredients in a pitcher.
  2. Let sit in fridge for 4 hours.
  3. Serve with club soda and ice.

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups rhubarb 2 large stalks; diced into 1 inch cubes
Instructions:
  1. Mix sugar and water in a pot.
  2. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add rhubarb, mix and cover. Let simmer for 5 minutes and then remove from heat.
  4. Cool and strain off rhubarb before adding to cocktail.

There you have it! Another delicious cocktail that will satisfy all your summer-sippin’ needs!

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3 MUST-Have Memorial Day Dishes

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It’s almost Memorial Day, which means time to start thinking about what you’re going to eat! Whether you’re planning on preparing a simple meal for family and friends, attending a potluck or if you’re hosting a full on dinner party, these 3 delightful dishes will make an excellent addition to any Memorial Day Stellabration.

1. Summer Ever After Salad 

2. Picnic In The Park Pies

3. Keep Calm and Kebab ON

Stellabrate With Our Patriotic Sleeves! 

Stellabrate Memorial Day

What’s the perfect meal without the right drink for the occasion? And for Memorial Day, it doesn’t get better than your favorite Stella Rosa flavors wrapped in our exclusive patriotic collectable art sleeves!

See our wines locator to find out who’s selling Stella Rosa wines near you or visit our online store to shop now.

Cinco De Mayo Dishes You Can’t Miss!

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Cinco De Mayo Recipes

We LOVE Mexican culture, not only because the delicious food and mariachi music but more importantly because of the common values we share, like close family bonds and traditions. This is one of the many reasons we love to Stellabrate Cinco De Mayo!

If you’re going to a potluck or throwing a party for the occasion, we recommend checking out these recipes below, as they’ll be a great addition to any Cinco De Mayo Stellabration!

Get Your Own Nachos

Guac-Off Win

Let’s Not Forget About The Drink!Cinco De Mayo

Check your local retailer for your favorite Stella Rosa flavors wrapped in one of our limited edition, Cinco De Mayo collectable art sleeves!

Check our wines locator to see who’s selling Stella Rosa near you or click here to shop online now.

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DIY Cork Crafts

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DIY Crafts With Stella Rosa Corks

Next time someone says decorating your home is expensive, kindly respond to put a cork in it because these Stella Rosa cork crafts are cute, simple and cost effective!

All you need to do is start saving those corks and you’ll be on your way to having adorable and basically costless home decor in no time! Here are a couple ideas to think about:

Corky Wall DecorDIY home decor

You’ll need:
1. One wooden frame
2. 30-50 Stella Rosa corks, depending on how large the wooden frame is
3. Acrylic paint
4. Paint brushes
5. Hot glue gun
6. Felt tip precision pens for fine details

Directions:
1. Collect your Stella Rosa corks until you have enough to fill wooden frame.
2. Paint the wooden frame with acrylic paint (or another wood-friendly paint). Let dry for 1 hour.
3. Use a hot glue gun to glue corks onto the wooden frame. Place them neatly and glue until you’ve filled the frame. Let them dry for 20 minutes.
4. Use thin paintbrush to outline and thicker paint brush to fill/ blend colors and let dry for 2 hours (acrylic paint works here to).
5. Now use thin pen for fine details and hang on wall!

Stella Rosa SucculentsStella Rosa Succulents

You may have seen this idea in our previous blog post, but we think it’s well-worth mentioning again! Not only is this idea super easy and stylish, but it’s also a clever way to give your succulent a cozy new home!

We hope you’ll stellabrate your crafty side and give these stylish ideas a shot! Look for Stella Rosa wines at your local retailer or click here to order online now!

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Hot Cocoa

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When you were a kid, hot cocoa made everything better, well the rule still applies as an adult and we’re stepping it up with Stella Rosa!  Stella Rosa Hot Cocoa cocktail is sure to keep you warm and feeling good throughout the chilly winter nights ahead.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup Stella Rosa Red

1 cup milk

2/3 cup water

6 oz. bittersweet chocolate

1 pinch kosher salt

Mint leaves

Small candy canes

Instructions:

Bring chocolate and wine to a simmer.

Whisk until all chocolate is melted.

Add water, milk, and salt.

Bring to a boil and continue whisking (3 minutes).

Serve with mint or candy canes, if desired.

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Stella Red Cranberry Sauce

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Not sure what to bring to your Thanksgiving gathering this year? We got you! How about a sweet and simple cranberry sauce that is made with Stella Rosa Red? If that intrigues you, keep reading because all you need is just a few ingredients and a bottle of your favorite Stella Rosa to get you started on this savory and sweet side dish.

Ingredients:
• ¾ cup Stella Rosa Red
• ½ cup water
• 12 whole cloves
• 12 oz. fresh cranberries
• ½ cup (packed) brown sugar

Directions:
1. Bring Stella Rosa Red, water, and cloves to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Once boiling, reduce heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
3. Discard the cloves.
4. Add the cranberries and brown sugar. Bring heat back up to medium-high until boiling.
5. Once boiling, reduce heat again and simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until cranberries pop. Stir frequently.
6. Remove from heat and transfer sauce to a bowl. Allow it to cool completely before covering and refrigerating until ready to serve

And there you have it – Stella Rosa infused cranberry sauce is simple, fresh, and perfectly delicious for your Thanksgiving Day stellabrations. Find Stella Rosa at your local retailer or purchase online or in-store from San Antonio Winery.

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Host a Backyard Movie Night

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Hosting a movie night shouldn’t be challenging as long as you have the right essentials to make it a great time. With that said, the perfect party will have plenty of popcorn, desserts, and lots and lots of Stella Rosa wine. Here’s everything you need to throw the coolest backyard movie night this season that will work well into the summer.

1. Backyard – This one’s a given. Make sure you have plenty of space to lay your blankets and pillows out, preferably near a white wall (white sheet will work too).
2. Projector – If you don’t already have one, ask a buddy to loan you one for the night, or check Amazon or Craigslist for good deals. If these aren’t the best options for you, Google search some places near you that rent them out for a day for a minimal fee.
3. Pick a flick – Know your audience and choose a movie that everyone can enjoy. You really can’t go wrong with comedies!
4. All the treats – Probably the most important one because what’s a movie night without treats? A boring one that we would definitely pass on, that’s for sure!

Since we’re all about snacks, make sure you fill your set up with Stella Rosa wines – we went with Stella Minis and added straws to make things simple. Don’t skip the sweet and savory combos of popcorn and desserts. A variety of flavors will give your guests plenty of options.

Keep an ice bucket on hand to keep your wine nice and cold. Refill your bar cart as the supplies start to run low, your guests will appreciate it. You’re all set to host a fun filled movie night with Stella Rosa wines!

Find Stella Rosa wines at your local retailer or shop online or in-store from San Antonio Winery.

Jelly Beans – An Overlooked Treat to Enjoy with Stella Rosa!

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Jelly Beans – either you used to eat them, or you still do. But we’re willing to bet that if we matched some of them (the more traditional flavors) with Stella Rosa wines, you’ll dig right in without time to waste! April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day and we’re going to make sure you Stellabrate it the right way. Here are our favorite Stella Rosa wine and Jelly Bean pairings!


Stella Rosa Rosso & Strawberry Jam Jelly Beans

Stella Rosa Platinum & Green Apple Jelly Beans

Stella Rosa Pink & Strawberry Cheesecake Jelly Beans


Stella Rosa Moscato d’Asti & Tutti-Fruitti Jelly Beans

Stella Rosa Red & Raspberry Jelly Beans

Stella Rosa Berry & Mixed Berry Smoothie Jelly Beans


Stella Rosa Black & Wild Blackberry Jelly Beans


Stella Rosa Peach & Peach Jelly Beans

Pairing Stella Rosa with Jelly Beans really cannot get much simpler or easier than that, so enjoy!

Show off how you’re doing National Jelly Bean Day on Instagram and Twitter with #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate.

Stella Rosa wines can be purchased online or at your local retailer.

Macarons and Stella Rosa Wine are the Perfect Duo

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If you know Stella Rosa, you know our wines are bursting with flavor. They’re lightly sparkling and refreshingly sweet, just the way we like it. We’re also particular about our desserts, because what makes wine taste even better? When it’s paired with something equally delicious!

Macarons are not only delicious in every bite, but they also come in an array of flavors. We paired our award-winning Moscato Rosé these delicate treats and it is an experience you won’t want to pass up.


Stella Rosa wine and macarons also make for a beautiful display the next time you’re hosting friends and family at your place. Stella Minis are the perfect size for these handheld desserts, making it the cutest mid-afternoon or after dinner ensemble.

If this flavorful pairing makes you smile, be sure to share some photos with us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate. Stella Rosa wines can be purchased online or at your local retailer. Enjoy!

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Your Stella Rosa Wine + Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Guide

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The wait is over – your guide to pairing those undeniable Girl Scout Cookies with your favorite Stella Rosa Wines is here! As if one or the other on their own wasn’t addicting enough… Try out our pairing recommendations below – consider it the 21+ way to enjoy Girl Scout Cookies.

Lemonades & Stella Rosa Moscato d’Asti, on the rocks

A zesty lemon shortbread cookie and a glass of Stella Rosa Moscato d’Asti on the rocks is picturesque of a warm Summer beach day. Oh we long for those days…

Thin Mints & Stella Rosa Rosso, chilled

Thin Mints are neither too chocolate-y nor too minty. They’re just right. Just like how Stella Rosa Rosso, chilled, is just right.

Trefoils & Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato Rose

We hate to love shortbread cookies because of their buttery richness. Wash each bite down with a sip of Stella Rosa Imperiale Moscato Rose and suddenly you won’t feel so guilty anymore!

Savannah Smiles & Stella Rosa Imperiale Prosecco

Savannah Smiles cookies are lemon-flavored and coated in powdered sugar. They’re melt-in-your-mouth goodness and are enhanced even more with Stella Rosa Imperiale Prosecco.

Toffee Tastic & Stella Rosa Peach

Sweet, buttery and sprinkled with tiny bits of toffee, Toffee Tastic cookies and Stella Rosa Peach go quite well together; it’s a delightful surprise.

Cranberry Citrus Crisps & Stella Rosa Imperiale Orange Moscato

It’s in the name – the light orange finish of Stella Rosa Imperiale Orange Moscato will complement the cookie’s citrus-y kick. Party in your mouth!

Caramel Delites/ Samoas & Stella Rosa Imperiale Brachetto

These chewy cookies are all about caramel, chocolate, and coconut – that’s a lot of flavor. The best Stella Rosa to stand up to all those flavors? Stella Rosa Imperiale Brachetto.

Peanut Butter Patties/ Tagalongs & Stella Rosa Black, chilled

Enjoy a glass of chilled Stella Rosa Black. This wine’s pronounced blackberry and blueberry flavors will go great with these peanut butter cookies. It’s almost like a peanut butter and berry jelly combo!

Do-Si-Dos & Stella Rosa Platinum

Oatmeal on the outside, creamy peanut butter on the inside. Do the Do-Si-Do with Stella Rosa Platinum and discover a newfound joy.

We know what you’re thinking – “WOW.” Yeah, Stella Rosa wine and Girl Scout cookies go together dangerously well. So with that said, enjoy!

Share your joy with us on Instagram and Twitter with #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate. Stella Rosa wines can be purchased online or at your local retailer.

Stellabrate Special Moments

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We’re all about personal touches, which is a main reason we’re obsessing over hand lettering cards right now. Besides being fun and pretty, they just add the right amount of cheerfulness that will guarantee to bring a smile to that special friend, significant other, sister, mom, coworker, whoever.

Today we are putting together a lovely little gift package with a few of our favorite things and gifting them to those special people in our life. What better way to show someone how much they mean to you than with a few thoughtful words and Stella Rosa wine?! We sure can’t think of a better way!

All you need is a small box, basket, or even a nice gift bag. We added a candle, journal, and last but definitely not least – Stella Rosa. We opted for Stella Minis, but our 750ml bottles work just as well. Print out your favorite hand lettering card that is most suitable for the occasion, and complete your package with a thoughtful note. Download the PDF here.

Share your special Stella Rosa gift packages with us on social media. Use hashtags #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate for a chance to be featured on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages.