The Story Behind The Argentinean Summer

Today we are bringing you a cocktail inspired by a burger joint in Buenos Aires. It's true -- sometimes a burger wants to take a cocktail to the party! But not to worry if you're a wine-and-meat kind of person: We've incorporated some delicious Argentinean white wine into the mix. The Torrontés wine seems relatively unknown in the U.S., and so underutilized that I decided I just had to introduce it to this cocktail. I needed a little sugar to boost the dry gin base, so I made some fresh strawberry simple syrup, which really balanced well. But when I topped it off with the Torrontés, I couldn't shake the feeling that it still needed a little something something. To give this cocktail the kick it needed, I grabbed some grapefruit and added in just a dash of fresh juice to bring everything together and make this cocktail delicious and balanced.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces dry gin
  • 3 ounces Torrontés wine
  • 1 ounce strawberry simple syrup
  • ½ ounce grapefruit juice
  • 2 cups ice

Directions

  1. Combine gin, strawberry simple syrup, grapefruit juice and 1 cup of ice in a shaker
  2. Shake hard to chill and mix ingredients
  3. Fill Collins glass with 1 cup ice
  4. Strain chilled mix over ice
  5. Top with Torrontés wine
  6. Garnish and Enjoy!

Strawberry Simple Syrup Directions

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup chopped strawberries

Strawberry Simple Syrup Directions

  1. In a small saucepan combine all ingredients
  2. Stir slowly until sugar is dissolved completely and remove from the burner
  3. Allow mixture to sit and continue to infuse the flavors for an additional 5 minutes
  4. Strain fruit out of simple syrup
  5. Sit in fridge to allow cooling before serving
Argentinean Summer Recipe