Summer's Gift

By Nicole Wilson – January 17, 2024

Summer's Gift

"I'm delighted when my outdoor happy hour guests or friend's date bring Black Girl Magic wine bottles as a gift. Hands down, having an unopened bottle on your bar is a status symbol, and opening the last bottle signifies good times are in progress. This wine cocktail gives new life to the McBride Sisters Red Blend. I suggest Bruce Cost or Barritts ginger beers, and the orange bitters are a must." - Creator, Nicole A. Taylor


  • 4 ounces Black Girl Magic Red Blend
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 6 dashes orange bitters
  • 12 ounces ginger beer
  • Ice
  • 2 fresh lemon slices


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 4 ounces of the Black Girl Magic Red Blend, 3 ounces of the vodka, and 6 dashes of orange bitters.
  2. Stir using a long bar spoon until combined. Strain into two large stemless or stemmed wine glasses over ice and top with ginger beer.
  3. Repeat to make two additional cocktails.
  4. Garnish each cocktail with a fresh lemon slice.