Entertain/Food / July 2, 2015

Grilling & Chilling on the 4th of July

Fourth of July - Grilling & Chilling | Wine Sisterhood

Happy 4th of July, Wine Sisters! “Grilling & Chilling” is the theme this weekend and we plan on digging into all of our favorite summertime treats. Grab your grilling essentials (handy checklist below) and let’s get cookin’!

Every Girl's Grillin' Essentials - Wine Sisterhood Blog

Stock up

When planning your menu this weekend, don’t forget to pick up a few of our favorite Fourth of July wines that pair deliciously with all of those grilled goodies.

Fourth of July - Grilling Wines | Wine Sisterhood

Girl & Dragon Cabernet Sauvignon
Dare to pair this adventurous wine with carne asada and beautifully grilled steaks.

Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red
Pour a glass of wine that pays tribute to the great American cowboy and makes a yummy pair with burgers and ribs.

Middle Sister Forever Cool Merlot
Pair the lush berry flavors of this wine with seared tuna steaks and grilled portobello mushrooms. And make guests smile with her new “Drop of Wisdom” label!

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Light the fire

We’ve been pinning some mouth-watering recipes to our “Fire Up the Grill!” Pinterest board that are making it difficult to decide what to cook! Here are just a few of our latest favorites: 

Grilled Lobster Tails

Skirt Steak Tacos

Grilled Veggie Kebabs

Cool off

Fourth of July - Popsicles | Wine Sisterhood

Chill out with an ice-cold treat – popsicles! Our expert entertaining Wine Sister, Helen Jane Hearn, recently made these Peach-Vanilla Cream Pops and we can’t wait to whip up a batch or two.

Fourth of July - Popsicles | Wine Sisterhood

Peach-Vanilla Cream Pops


(makes 8-10 pops)

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise

4 cups sliced peeled ripe peaches (about 4 medium), or 16 ounces frozen sliced peaches, thawed

1/2 cup chilled heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup Greek-style yogurt

Fourth of July - Popsicles | Wine Sisterhood


Place sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Transfer syrup to a small bowl; chill. Discard vanilla bean.
Fourth of July - Popsicles | Wine Sisterhood
Purée syrup and peaches in a food processor until smooth. Set a fine-mesh strainer over a medium pitcher; strain, pressing on solids to extract about 2 1/4 cups purée. Whisk in remaining ingredients. Divide among molds. Cover; insert ice-pop sticks. Freeze until firm.
Dip bottoms of molds into hot water for 20-30 seconds to loosen pops. Remove pops from molds and serve.



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