Keep Cool With a Blueberry Mojito

Two pink drinks with fruit and garnish and Uptown Cocktails Margarita bottle

As the weather starts to heat up, kick back with a sweet, refreshing blueberry mojito. This crisp cocktail stars one of our best-selling flavors, Uptown Wine Cocktails Margarita. A smooth fresh cocktail with some fresh blueberry, mint, and a little honey simple syrup is on the menu. Here are the details.   Tools/Dishware Muddler, cocktail […]

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Foods that Pair Well with a Spiked Lemon Tea

Iced tea with lemon and ice inside a glass

If you were to think of the quintessential summer combo, iced tea with lemon would most likely make the list. Now, whether it’s sweet or unsweet is a debate that the northeast and south can duke out another day. We can all agree that spiked lemon tea wins out, though. For now, let’s run down […]

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Strawberry Mimosa Float Cocktail

Strawberry mimosa with ice cream inside and Uptown Cocktails Strawberry Margarita

Orange juice & champagne can get boring after a while. Treat yourself to a strawberry mimosa float cocktail instead using Uptown Cocktails Strawberry Margarita. Tools/Dishware Champagne flute Ingredients 1 oz of Uptown Cocktails Strawberry Margarita 4 oz of champagne 1 scoop of strawberry or vanilla ice cream 1 strawberry to garnish Instructions Pour the Uptown […]

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Chamoy Cocktail Rim Recipe

Pinata in between margarita in a glass and Uptown Cocktails Margarita bottle

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo (or any day of the week honestly!) by creating the easiest chamoy cocktail rim recipe ever.   Tools/Dishware needed Blender, margarita glass   Ingredients 1 cup of apricot or mango jam 1/4 cup of lime juice 2 teaspoons of ancho chile powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt   Instructions Blend all of […]

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Five Foods that Pair with a Margarita

Margarita in glass with lime and ice

Pairing tart, citrus cocktails with food is a balancing act between the tartness and accompanying flavors. For this reason, it’s easiest to pick the right dishes by steering clear of citrus-heavy dishes. Instead, opt for mild, fresh flavors with only a hint of lemon or lime, if needed. Go with a dish with a spicy […]

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How to Dress a Margarita Like a Pro

Uptown Cocktails Margarita bottle next to three friends holding margaritas

There are lots of ways to dress margaritas for your guest or to treat yourself to an evening cocktail. Whether you prefer to rim the entire glass or you like the look of dressing one side of the glass, achieving this look is almost as easy as serving an Uptown Wine Cocktail. Follow the below […]

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Uptown Wine Cocktails Celebrates 2021 Product of the Year Win

Product of the Year assorted Products

On Feb. 17, it was announced that Carrollton’s own Uptown Wine Cocktails, a premium, ready-to-drink cocktail within the BuzzBallz, LLC/Southern Champion family, has been named Alcoholic Beverage Product of the Year for 2021. Product of the Year is the largest consumer-voted award for innovation, chosen by 40,000 American shoppers in a national survey conducted by […]

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Uptown Wine Cocktails wins Growth Brand Award

Southern Champion Award Announcements with Products

Despite the tumultuous year 2020 was, BuzzBallz, LLC/Southern Champion was able to continue making an impact. Five of the company’s brands amassed awards for their performance last year. Nielsen, a world-renowned market research firm, presented BuzzBallz with a Silver Growth Award. This honor was given to brands that saw a 100,000 to 750,000 case growth […]

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Uptown Cocktails Expands Presence in Target Chains

Uptown Cocktails in store freezer display

Though Uptown Cocktails was just launched last April, it has quickly gained lots of notoriety, winning several industry awards. Today, Uptown Cocktails are quickly becoming one of the best-selling large format wines in Target. Recently, the brand secured placement for Chocolatini, Margarita, Mango Margarita, Strawberry Margarita and Lemon Tea in the following states: AK, AL, […]

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Uptown Cocktails wins awards in major trade outlets

Just months after Uptown Wine Cocktails’ initial launch, the line was named an Editor’s Pick in Progressive Grocer and our Chocolatini flavor was declared the winner in the “wine” category of Convenience Store News 2020 Best New Products Awards . This is a major feat as we join the ranks of many major contenders less […]

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