**found in August 2012 Marie Claire Magazine
Be your own beach bar! Unwind after a day in the sun and impress pals with a new wine from a fancy vineyard that's affordable ($8).
3 cups Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Sweet Red Wine (Mondavi Chardonnay is one of my favs!)
1 cup fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
1 Fuji apple, thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh basil, stems attached
1-2 tbsp. Elderflower Cordial
Raspberry seltzer water to taste
Combine wine, fruit, basil and cordial in a pitcher, then refrigerate for 15 minutes. Add seltzer and pic a garnish like lemon lime or whatever floats your boat. Stir and serve.
Julie's fruit garnish suggestions: Try a watermelon or pineapple wedge or a hearty slice of mango.
Enjoy!! xoxo Julie