We’ve Found Your New Go-To Cocktail

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  • Whether you’ve just resurfaced from a #dryJanuary or instead kept the boozy holiday season going, it’s safe to say that the time for Christmas cocktails has passed. If you don’t want to see another mulled wine or hot toddy variation until next year rolls around, than believe us, you’re not alone. Now that it’s February we’re looking towards Spring (wishful thinking, we know) and we’re fully ready for a cocktail revamp. After all, “new year, new you” includes a refresh of your tired drink order too.

    Thankfully, our InStyle EE Rising Star Party was the perfect place to test out the BEST new drink recipes and we have to say, we think we’ve found your new obsession. We spent an epic night – filled with a host of stylish attendees, a rocking DJ set by Maya Jama, and the arrival of some of the biggest names in film, fashion, TV and music – sipping on the signature cocktail from our friends at Villa Maria wines. Let us just say, they nailed it. Enter your new go-to recipe… you can thank us later.



    1/2 bottle of Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc

    150ml Elderflower Liqueur

    Fresh White Seedless Grapes

    Fresh Mint Leaves

    Soda Water



    1. Fill a glass jug with ice about half way

    2. Add Elderflower Liqueur and white wine

    3. Stir, add handful of white grapes (cut in half before) and about 10 mint leaves

    4. Add more ice and top with soda water

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