Happy Hour: Would You Try a Session Drink?

Recently I came across a post on Cup of Jo (one of my favorite blogs!) all about the world of session drinks. I had seen the word tagged onto the end of beer names on menus, but never really knew what it meant. In the post, they discuss wine spritzers, among the many varieties of session drinks. I was intrigued, so I picked up some white wine and mixed it with some San Pellegrino Limonata and took a sip…

Honestly, it wasn’t that bad! A session drink is a low alcohol cocktail, generally wine or beer based. The great thing about session drinks is you can enjoy them longer without the high effects of a normal alcohol percentage. For this particular session beverage, a wine spritzer, I mixed pinot grigio with a splash of San Pellegrino Limonata and it turned out really nice. Pinot grigio already has a nice balance of a little sweet, with tartness and some citrus notes, so the lemon soda really plays on that. It was very refreshing. A wine spritzer can be any chilled white or rose wine with a splash of soda (any kind.)

At the end of the day, I’d rather just have a glass of wine (because I really do appreciate good wine, and love to learn about it.) This was a fun, new thing to try. Session drinks are really popular right now, and wine spritzers are no longer an old lady drink. Check out the Cup of Jo article for more information and recipes.

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