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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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S’more Marshmallow Pops

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Here’s your super easy Marshmallow Pops recipe, great for any upcoming party or summer gathering! These pops are simple, decadent and practically effortless. This is an endless fun foodie dessert your friends will love. Roll them in sprinkles, coconut, crushed nuts, graham cracker crumbs, finely chopped candy bars, or anything you’re craving. Pair these delicious treats with a chilled glass of Stella Rosa wine and have a Stellabration. All you need is…

Ingredients
One bag of Marshmallows
Chocolate
Your choice of topping (sprinkles, coconut, crushed nuts, graham cracker crumbs, etc.)
Lollipop sticks
Small cellophane bags (if you want to wrap them up)

~ Directions ~

1. Push a lollipop stick into each marshmallow.
2. Melt some chocolate. You will probably need 4-8 oz. of chocolate, depending on how many marshmallows you dip.
3. Dip one marshmallow at a time into the chocolate.
4. Allow excess chocolate to drip off, then sprinkle your choice of topping onto the chocolate.
5. Set the marshmallow pop (stick down) in a mug to allow the chocolate to set (you can put the mug of pops in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes).

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Popcorn Confetti Bundt Cake

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Indulge yourself! This easy-to-make and extravagantly delicious dessert will not only make your stresses go away but will impress the lucky people you share it with. This is our take on the Popcorn Confetti Bundt Cake, featured on Food Network’s The Kitchen, and we’re enjoying it with our favorite wine, Stella Rosa® Rosso.

Ingredients:

Non-stick cooking spray

5 cups plain popcorn

5 cups caramel popcorn

1 cup macadamia nuts

9 cups marshmallows

5 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 teaspoons sprinkles

Instructions:

1. Spray Bundt pan with non-stick spray.
2. Chop macadamia nuts.
3. Combine plain popcorn, caramel popcorn, and macadamia nuts in a large bowl.
4. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
5. Add marshmallows and stir until they are melted.
6. Pour the popcorn mixture into the melted marshmallows and stir until all the popcorn is coated.
7. Transfer to the Bundt pan and let sit for 1 hour to set
8. Turn the pan upside-down onto a serving platter to release the cake.
9. Sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles.

Enjoy this with a chilled glass of Stella Rosa® Rosso for the perfect afternoon treat. Find Stella Rosa Rosso at your local retailer or shop in-store or online from San Antonio Winery!

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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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No. Eleven

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Dare to try some stranger things this Stellaween? Spook yourself out with this No. Eleven cocktail, a tribute to Stranger Things, which is currently one of our favorite series on Netflix! it may be a little peculiar-looking, but it is certainly delicious. Trust us, friends don’t lie.

Ingredients
Stella Rosa Red or Black
– Orange Slices
– Blackberries
– Rambutan
– Ice

Instructions
1. Add ice, blackberries, and orange slices to a cocktail shaker.
2. Squeeze in juice of 1/2 orange.
3. Shake.
4. Remove lid of shaker. Take your serving glass and insert it upside down into the shaker. Holding both the shaker and serving glass together tightly, turn it upside down so that the cocktail pours out into the serving glass.
5. Top with Stella Rosa Red or Black and garnish with an unusual-looking rambutan fruit.

Truthfully, the rambutan is just for looks, but feel free to bite into it if you are feeling a little more adventurous!

Stella Rosa Wines can be purchased at your local retailer or at San Antonio Winery in-store and online. To get into the Stellaween spirit, we poured straight from a bottle wrapped in one of our exclusive, limited edition Stellaween sleeves.

For more Stella Rosa specialty cocktails, visit our website or YouTube channel, and be sure to share your Stella Rosa fan photos with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate.

Take Your Best Guess

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It takes part math skills and part luck to play this Stella Rosa and Bodega Sangria guessing game, one that is easy to assemble and have ready for a friendly contest between friends at a party. You only need 2 clear jars or bowls and a plentiful supply of Stella Rosa wine corks and Bodega Sangria twist off caps. A better way to put it: you need to have and open copious amounts of these wines bottles and because you cannot let that wine go to waste, you’ll just want to put them in ice so they’re chilled when you and your party guests are ready to start drinking!

1. Collect and count the number of Stella Rosa wine corks you have.
2. Write this number down on a piece of scotch tape and tape it to the bottom of a jar or bowl.
3. Repeat this process for the Bodega Sangria caps.
4. Have your friends guess how many corks and caps are in each jar.
5. The person who guesses correctly or closest to the actual number wins!

Stella Rosa and Bodega Sangria wines can be purchased at local retailers and from San Antonio Winery in-store and online so stock up! Don’t forget to hashtag your photos with #StellaRosa and #BodegaSangria. Have fun!

The Aluminum King Pin

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Who knew bowling pins could be made of wine? We’re pulling out all the stops and delivering a strike that’s sure to be a knock out with your party guests. Stella Rosa products often have more than one purpose and the aluminum bottles are no exception. First you drink, then you bowl!

Take your Stella Rosa Aluminums and pour the wine into glasses and serving pitchers. Refill the aluminums with water or sand and set them up on one end of the lawn or a bench in a triangle. Grab your bowling ball of choice (we recommend rubber kick balls) and head to the other end of your makeshift bowling lane. The aluminum pins are shatterproof so go ahead and wail your bowling ball down the lane to knock over as many aluminums as possible!

Don’t miss out on an easy way to entertain your friends this summer and to have an excuse to drink your favorite wine. Stella Rosa backyard bowling can only be found where real fans reside and we want to hear about your DIY game day.

Find Stella Rosa products at local retailers, San Antonio Winery in-store and online. Spare us the suspense and shoot over some pictures of your backyard fun with #Stellabrate and #StellaRosa on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Welcome to the Backyard Carnival!

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Sun’s out, fun’s out! That’s a call for you to tidy up the backyard, break out the pool toys, and fire up the grill because your friends are on their way over! Switch up your next backyard party by setting up a bunch of carnival games for your friends to play and compete for prizes. These games can go on all day long in between the usual barbecuing and pool playing.

You don’t need an elaborate, expensive set up for the games and in fact, you can DIY them all on your own with your empty Stella Rosa and Bodega Sangria wine bottles! Chances are you or your guests have the other equipment to use and if not, they’re neither expensive nor hard to find at a store near you.

Games like ring toss and lawn bowling are always a draw. We recommend using standard-sized wine bottles (750ml) for ring toss but for bowling, go with Stella Rosa Aluminums.

Equally exciting is the aim and fire type of game where players use water guns to aim and fire away at ping-pong balls that are sitting on top of Stella Rosa Minis.

Set up a guessing booth off to the side of a table where your friends can guess how many corks are sitting inside of a jar, just by looking at it.

As far as food goes, keep the grill hot with the usual burgers, dogs, and veggies. Put out a variety of fresh fruits for friends to snack on and add to their drink of choice (Stella Rosa or Bodega Sangria, which you can purchase at your local store or from San Antonio Winery), and offer extra carnival-approved treats like popcorn to pair with your Stella Rosa, wine ice cream, and cotton candy!

There is so much fun to be had at a backyard party like this, you’ll see! Make sure we, Stella Rosa, see it too by using #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate on your Instagram photos!

Aim, Steady, and Fire!

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Put your aim and speed to the test by setting up and playing this Aim, Steady & Fire game! Challenge your friends and see who can finish first; the winner will win the prize. This is a game made for summertime backyard parties, and make sure everyone knows to wear clothes they don’t mind getting a little wet because later in the day, you guys can just have a free-for-all water gun fight.

Things you will need:
Stella Rosa Minis (for the game, it doesn’t matter what flavor you get, but FYI they come in Rosso, Moscato, Peach, Pink, and Black)
• ping pong balls
• Water guns

Game rules:
• Pour wine into serving glasses for your guests to sip on.
• Weigh the Stella Rosa bottles down a little bit by filling it with water, rocks, sand, etc.
• Arrange the bottles in a line on the table.
• Place a ping-pong ball on top of each bottle.
• Standing a distance away from the table, players will use the water gun to try and knock the ping-pong balls off of each bottle.

To change up the game and difficulty, you can make different arrangements of the bottles on the table, extend the shooting distance, and set time limits. Having fun has never been easier!

You can get the Stella Rosa Minis at your local retailer or at San Antonio Winery in-store. When the games are on, be sure to share the fun with us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter by using #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate.

Ring Toss, Wine Style

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Time to test those wrists with some tossing action. Set up a game of ring toss while tossing back some wine for an entertaining afternoon in the backyard. It doesn’t take much time or items to create hours of gaming and the best part? Stella Rosa comes in a variety of flavors so you can have a really colorful set up, as well as a great spread for your drinking friends.

What you need:
Stella Rosa (any flavors) and Bodega Sangria 750ml bottles
• Rings
• Wooden crate (optional)

Game set-up:
• Arrange wine bottles either in a crate or on a sturdy base
• After 3 rings make it onto 1 bottle, remove that bottle
• To increase the challenge, increase the distance between the ring tosser and the targets
• Create teams with color coordinated rings for some real competition

It’s easy to find cheap rings to purchase, or you can keep this purely DIY by gluing the ends of cut jute rope together. When it starts to get dark, break out glow in the dark sticks to use as rings instead.

It’s equally as easy to get Stella Rosa and Bodega Sangria for this game because they’re available at many of your local retailers as well as at San Antonio Winery in-store and online.

We’d love to see what colorful action you get into, so snap some pics and share them with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and use #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate in your captions.

Picnic Packing Guide

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Summer is officially here and there are a few things we won’t be living without – going outside and getting some sun, spending time with friends, picnicking, and of course, drinking Stella Rosa wines. Today we are putting all these things together and sharing with you quick and easy ways to pack for the perfect summer picnic.

Refreshments –
Stella Rosa wines have an array of flavors that will give you plenty of options for you and your friends. Pack enough to share and enjoy them chilled. From Stella Pink to Moscato Orange to Stella Rosso, Stella Rosa has you covered in sweetness and delicious flavors. View our complete collection here.

Note: Stella Minis and Aluminums fit perfectly into a picnic basket and are great for outdoor entertainment!

Bites –
It’s important to pack picnic foods that travel well and aren’t too much fuss. Bite sized sandwiches, fresh fruit, easy green salads, cheese and charcuterie are tasty options.

Location –
Picnics are easy because you can have one practically anywhere. Think backyards, parks, beaches – all make great picnic spots. Just keep in mind to pack accordingly depending on the spot you select, i.e. some places don’t allow glassware so going with our Aluminum bottles is best.

Gear –
You can’t possibly have a picnic without a basket, well technically you can, but why would you want to? Make sure you pack light if you plan to hike to your destination spot. Pack enough blankets if you’ll be sitting on the grass or if you get chilly. You’ll also want to pack reusable/ disposable dishware and utensils; bring containers to store your food and for leftovers. Don’t forget the music – make a playlist ahead of time and take portable speakers to enjoy your favorite tunes. Additional activities like card games, cornhole, football, volleyball etc. can also be a lot of fun.

That’s it! That’s all you need to pack for the perfect outdoor picnic! Share your summer picnic essentials with us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and use #StellaRosa for a chance to be featured!

Stellabrate Cinco de Mayo

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We’re big fans of Mexican food so when Cinco de Mayo rolls around we get really excited planning out our food and drink options. Today we’re getting you ready for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations and turning them into stellabrations. If tequila isn’t really your thing, don’t worry because we’re pairing your favorite Stella Rosa wines and sister brand Bodega Sangria with our top food picks for the big fiesta.

First up, we’re teaming up with our sister brand, Bodega Sangria and making a fun and festive sangria bar because ice-cold, fresh and fruity sangria goes hand in hand with Cinco de Mayo festivities. Top your drink with plenty of fruits and ice and get ready to dig in.

Second up, the best party food on the planet – nachos. You can’t go wrong with this snack food. It goes with everything and pairs perfectly with Stella Rosa and Bodega Sangria wines. Have fun with this one. Add all your favorite toppings and keep in mind, bigger is actually better in this case. Have enough space to lay out all the chips and toppings and you’ve got yourself the perfect dish to feed a large crowd.

Stock up on chips, salsa, and guacamole because you’re all set to stellabrate with Stella Rosa and Bodega Sangria wines (purchase Bodega Sangria here). Share with us all your Cinco de Mayo celebrations by tagging us in your photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate.

Purchase Stella Rosa and Bodega Sangria at your local retailer or shop online from San Antonio Winery.

The Slice Is Right!

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Pizza is life. *Mic drop*

Anyone who disagrees is not living right – they must have a pizza their soul missing and we hope they find it very soon.

For the rest of us right-minded individuals: if there is any way that the pizza-indulging experience can get any better, it would be by having some Stella Rosa wine to drink on the side. So what if pizza and wine together isn’t the norm? It’s delicious, it’s casual, it’s got no frills, and it’s going to make the others salivate in jealousy and awe.

*Drum roll please*
We present to you – the ultimate guide to pairing Stella Rosa wine and your favorite pizzas:

Runner-up pairings: Mushroom & onion pizza with Stella Rosa Rosso, Margherita Pizza also with Stella Rosa Rosso, and BBQ Pizza with Stella Rosa Brachetto.

Stella Rosa wines can be purchased at your local stores or at San Antonio Winery in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Paso Robles. Online purchases of Stella Rosa wines are also an option – just go to SanAntonioWinery.com.

Now that you’ve got your wine, put in that call for pizza delivery! Share your pizza party photos with us on Instagram and Twitter with #StellaRosa and #Stellabrate.