I’ve been loving white wine this summer. In the past, I’ve always struggled with drinking red wine in the heat of summer but after learning more about wine this winter and trying different wines, I think I’m definitely a lot more open to varieties other than cabernet.
I used a fruity pinot grigio (my favorite white) for this drink. I definitely tasted more of the cucumber than the mango and it gave the wine less of a sweet flavor and more of a mellow cucumber flavor which I LOVED. I had planned on taking it to a girls night, but unfortunately my friends weren’t able to try it because after I poured the wine into a transportable plastic pitcher, it was knocked off the counter, cracked on the floor, and all of the delicious wine leaked out. I stood in the kitchen frozen and screaming. I managed to save a glass and after trying it out? I was a little heartbroken there wasn’t any left and I wouldn’t be able to share it.Print
- 1 bottle pinot grigio
- 1 mango
- 1 cucumber
- Clean mango and cucumber.
- Slice cucumber.
- Peel and slice mango.
- Pour wine over cucumber and mango and let chill for at least 3 hours.
- Serve with a cucumber slice garnish.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit.
So now I owe my friends, and myself, more of this delicious Mango Cucumber Wine Cooler.