It’s no big secret: We love our red wine. A lot. It’s a delicacy for our taste buds. Sip, linger, smile. This is the best therapy ever. And obviously, since it’s made from grapes and contains natural antioxidants, it’s full of fruit, and therefore highly nutritious. Oh, the fantasies we insist on believing. Sadly for us, though, red wine and sun don’t really mix. So let’s talk Sangria, baby! When the temperature soars, the last thing we want to do is warm our insides the way we do, say, when we’re sipping our favourite red by the fire. Oh no, that’s not that way. Instead, we are doing the Sangria thing. Obviously.

Fact: When the fire is the sun, all we want to do is cool off. And don’t ask us to give up on our robust red wine. Hola, Sangria!

Listen up. This is the patio drink extraordinaire. Now you can have your wine and ice, too. One glass and you’ll lust after this deliciously dark and earthy Sangria-meets-Margarita—featuring Apothic Red and the almighty Tequila.

PS. Sangria is loaded with fruit and fruit means healthy, so yeah.

APOTHIC RED SANGRIA-RITA: WHERE SANGRIA MEETS THE MARGARITA

Apothic RED Sangria-Rita: Where Sangria meets the margaritaWHAT YOU NEED

• 3 oz Apothic Red

• 1.5 oz tequila

• Juice of one whole lime (about 1 oz of lime juice)

• 1.5 oz simple syrup

• Lime wheel, for garnish

 WHAT YOU DO

1. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.

2. Top with ice and shake well.

3. Pour contents into a glass.

4. Garnish with lime wheel.

About the wine: A real people pleaser, this California wine was inspired by the Apotheca, a mysterious place where wine was blended and stored in 13th century Europe. Apothic Red offers a truly unique wine experience.

A masterful and delicious blend of rich Zinfandel, smooth Merlot, flavorful Syrah and bold Cabernet Sauvignon, this easy-to-drink wine features layers of dark red fruit complemented by hints of vanilla and mocha.

The winemaker, Debbie Juergenson, crafts bold, captivating Apothic blends by using only the most distinctive California grapes. With each truly original blend, she hopes to tell a story: of drama, intrigue, or romance. 

From vintage to vintage, the character and flavour of the individual varietals guide the shape of each blend because each unique blend of grapes creates intense aromas and bold flavours. The grapes guide the way from the vine to the cellar, and the result is a collection of unforgettable wines, including Apothic Red, White, Dark and a limited selection of seasonal releases. 

Need a new drink this summer? You got it.

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