Drink of the Week: Boozy Juice Box

“Have boozy juice box, will travel.” That’s my motto this week as spring break takes me to sunny Mexico. This inventive drink — a perfect hot-weather, tote-along pool companion — comes to us courtesy of the Hotel Arts Group, where I sampled it during Calgary’s Big Taste event at a cocktail dinner hosted by Raw Bar.

This adults-only take on a refreshing juice box features white wine, roasted pineapple and bitters. Chugalug!

This adults-only take on a refreshing juice box features white wine, roasted pineapple and bitters. Chugalug!

Boozy Juice Box is basically a wine cooler made with roasted pineapple- and bitters-infused white wine. The pineapple complements the Pinot Grigio, adding a smoky sweetness, and the bitters give the drink a spicy complexity. At first sip I thought there was more to it than the recipe revealed. The good news is since it’s so simple, it would be a snap to make a large batch for a summer garden party… figuring out the delivery method (a bunch of juice boxes and straws) would be the hard part!

Boozy Juice Box

  • 2 slices grilled pineapple
  • 6 oz Noble Ridge Pinot Grigio
  • 4 dashes Bittermans Boston Bitters
  • Honey to taste

Combine ingredients and marinate overnight in the fridge. Strain into a plastic pouch, add a straw and tote along to the beach or enjoy poolside.

— Recipe courtesy Raw Bar at Hotel Arts

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