Get your green on this St. Patrick's Day with this fun and fruity cocktail featuring Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio. Even though Ecco Domani hails from Italy, translation of the name means "Here's tomorrow" and all you need is to spin the phrase with a top o' the mornin' Irish accent and your friends will think you're imparting some wise Irish proverb for your toast.
Drinking green for the Irish holiday doesn't have to be limited just to artificially colored beer. This cocktail derives its vibrant color naturally from the addition of kiwi and basil. Kiwi is loaded with vitamins, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, basil is known to have anti-oxidant properties and we all know wine is good for our heart so you're sure to be around to celebrate the coming of tomorrow with all of this good-for-you stuff.
I drink to your health when I'm with you,
I drink to your health when I'm alone,
I drink to your health so often,
I'm starting to worry about my own
(Ancient Irish Proverb)
Paddy’s Day Pinot Green-io
1 peeled kiwi
2 tablespoons of mango chutney (may substitute with 2 oz. mango juice)
1 tablespoon of sweet basil
2 oz. of Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio
Muddle kiwi. Add mango chutney, sweet basil, and Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio. Pour into a shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into a highball glass and garnish with a kiwi slice.