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Bubblecraft Summer Sparkler

Summer is just around the corner, and we’re kicking it off with a new sparkling cocktail! We mixed refreshing cucumber and tart lemon with a hint of Bubblecraft spritz, and the result is our new go-to summer sparkler: light, crisp, and just-a-bit sweet.

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Summer Sparkler

1/2 oz elderflower liqueur

1/2 oz simple syrup

1 oz lemon juice

6 oz Bubblecraft White

cucumber slices

sprig of mint

Muddle cucumber with lemon juice, simple syrup, and elderflower liqueur. Shake and strain into Collins glass over ice. Top with Bubblecraft White. Garnish with cucumber and mint.

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Bubblecraft is one of our year-round favorites, because it can be used in everyday seasonal cocktails, or enjoyed on its own with bubbly-worthy celebrations.

Try it!

Spring Blooms in the Vineyard

Spring at Oliver Winery is an exciting time. Our blooming vines are getting ready to produce clusters of fruit, and right now we are busy setting the stage for the rest of the growing season.

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As each vine begins to flower, we start to see these tiny green clusters (below). They will swell and then burst, revealing their pollen at the tip. The pollen eventually falls back into the flower, and just like that, our favorite little berries will start to form!

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At this point in the growing season, a healthy vine is a hairy vine. We want to see a bunch of these sprout-like clusters (above), which are good indicators of a happy crop and lots of fruit to come.

Stay tuned for more vineyard updates to come throughout the summer and into harvest, and post your questions in the comments!

The King

Not just any cocktail is fit for a king. It must be refreshing, unique, and have a hint of royalty. As play continues at the Masters this weekend, we’re toasting to spring and sipping this delightful libation inspired by Mr. Arnold Palmer himself.

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