Spring is approaching, and with it comes not only with brighter days, but also the opportunity to make light and refreshing cocktails. Fresh ingredients, and creative ideas lead to outside-the-box and delicious drinks that will consistently satisfy all spring long. 

One of the best places to get those fresh ingredients is at your local farmer’s market. With a diverse range of vendors, there are plenty of opportunities to mix and match things together to find a creative and flavorful twist on your favorite drink. This spring, we recommend making a Farmers Market Wine Cocktail.  This next-level savory sangria can be made with a bottle of our bourbon barrel-aged Red Blend. With its smooth texture and luscious core of berry and spice, it will be the perfect wine to make this cocktail a highlight of your spring.

Farmer Mary


  • 2 bottles of 1000 Stories bourbon barrel-Aged Red Blend
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 2 cucumbers, one juiced and one sliced long for garnish and flavor
  • 2-4 basil leaves, according to your taste
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 lemon, diced
  • mozerella or other fresh, savory additions from your local market
  • optional bubbles: lemon-lime soda, ginger ale or sparkling water


  • Add all the ingredients to a large pitcher. Stir to combine. Taste and add in a few tablespoons of sweetener, such as simple syrup or agave if desired.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  • Serve the sangria over ice.
  • If desire, top off each glass with a splash of bubbly soda (or sparkling water).

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