One Hope Wine Cocktails Three Ways

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One Hope Wine Cocktails Three Ways
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A few weeks back I was talking to my husband about how I wished I could do more to give back in some way. I think we all have the desire to make a difference somewhere within us, and I'm certainly no exception. But I'm a food blogger, hardly a Malala or Jane Goodall. So how can I make a difference? Feeding people is a necessary, vital and beautiful part of our everyday lives and I truly believing caring for my friends and family in this way matters. However, sometimes merely creating recipes and sharing food doesn't feel like enough. I've come to realize though, that this is MY thing, so it's up to me to maximize the impact I can have whilst going about it. Because of this, I try whenever possible to purchase products that give a portion of their proceeds to causes I care about. I need to buy things anyway, so why not support great organizations along the way and multiply the good that I'm able to do. It's really a win-win.


Who doesn't love the idea of sipping on a glass of wine or better yet, enjoying this sangria...

One Hope Wine Cocktails Three Ways

Not long after this conversation with my husband, I reconnected with our longtime friend Caroline McGraw, who is by far one of my favorite humans. She embodies the true definition of selflessness and I have learned so much over the years watching her live her life with the sincere aim of making a difference. Because of this, when Caroline told me about One Hope, the wine company she is now working with, I was not surprised one bit that their main purpose is to craft and sell an amazing product aimed entirely at giving back and doing good.

It is precisely for that reason that The Modern Proper jumped at the opportunity to partner with One Hope for this post. Who doesn't love the idea of sipping on a glass of wine or better yet, enjoying this sangria, knowing all the while that their purchase is helping to support real world issues such as ending hunger, providing clean water and education, caring for our planet or supporting our troops (just a few of many causes you'll have the opportunity to support through your purchase)? So go ahead, drink up and feel good about it. You're just doing your part to make the world a better place.

One Hope Wine Cocktails Three Ways
One Hope Wine Cocktails Three Ways

To make things a bit more fun, we’ve included direct links for our recipes to One Hope’s corresponding wines, and we hope you will join us in giving back through this brilliant company.

One Hope Wine Cocktails Three Ways

Serves 6

Blended Classic Berry Sangria

1 bottle One Hope California Red Wine
4 cups frozen mixed berries
1 orange, peeled, cut into chunks
1 lemon, juiced
1 lime, juiced
1/3 cup triple sec
1/3 cup brandy, optional
2 Tbsp sugar
4 cups ice

Blueberry & Grenadine Bellini

1 cup blueberries, frozen
1 cup water
1 Tbsp sugar
1 oz grenadine syrup
1 bottle One Hope California Brut Sparkling Wine

White Peach Sangria

1 bottle One Hope Rutherford Estate Sauvignon Blanc
1 (14 oz) can peach nectar
1 cup orange juice, fresh squeezed
1 cup peach schnapps
1 small bunch of green grapes, halved, frozen
2 peaches, sliced
1 lemon, sliced

Method

Blended Classic Berry Sangria: Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend on high until smooth. Serve with extra orange slices as a garnish. 

Blueberry & Grenadine Bellini: Put blueberries, sugar and water in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour blueberry compote into a small bowl for easy scooping while preparing the drinks. To make each drink, place one tablespoon blueberry compote into 6 champagne glasses, pour 4 oz Brute into each glass and top with 1 teaspoon of grenadine. 

White Peach Sangria: In a large pitcher mix all ingredients together and fill with ice.