OK, I get it–a hot day in San Francisco is not really a hot day by normal American standards, and most people would relish the chance to “suffer” in pleasant 73 degree temperatures. But I had to run a ton of errands today, and when all was said and done and said and done and said and done, I needed to cool off.
During the course of my shopping, I had loaded up on 100% juice blends, seltzer water, and a bottle of white wine. I have enjoyed delicious success with “instant fruit sodas” before (a subject worthy of its own post), and could not help but wonder what would happen if I took a 12-ounce glass and filled it with, in chronological order:
- 3 oz. seltzer water, followed by
- 4 oz. mango peach nectar, followed by
- 4 oz. white wine (Pine Ridge 2012 Chenin Blanc/Viognier), followed by
- 1 oz. additional seltzer water
Optional final step: take said beverage outside onto fire escape, feel the incoming 7:00 p.m. ocean breeze, and watch the world pass by.
Quietly, calmly, blissfully, sensationally, relaxing. What a way to finish the day.
Vonn Scott Bair
Notes: Just about any tropical fruit juice blend should work, as long as it’s 100% juice, meaning no water, sugar, or other ingredients added. The Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier is one of the most enjoyable wines from California, and you might find it at Trader Joe’s; if not, any Chenin Blanc or Viognier or Sauvignon Blanc should do.