Drink Recipes

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Strawberry Watermelon Martini

FEATURING Island Mist Strawberry Watermelon White Shiraz

A Sizzling Summertime Sipper.

Combine Island Mist Strawberry Watermelon with Ice and Tequila (to taste) in a blender and mix to desired consistency. Serve in salt rimmed margarita glasses garnished with a wedge of fresh watermelon. Enjoy!

Build Your Own Signature Sangria

FEATURING Your Favourite Red, White, or Rose

Sangria, a summer staple! Follow these easy steps create your own Signature Sangria for the summer.

Build Your Own Sangria

Classic Mulled Red Wine

FEATURING Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Mulled wine has been keeping folks warm for centuries. It’s a perfect addition to a cold Winter eve and is a classic holiday tradition.

Recipe:

One bottle red wine

One sliced orange

1/4 cup brandy

5 cloves

1/3 cup sugar

3 cinnamon sticks

1 star anise

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon allspice

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot and bring to medium heat (avoid boiling). Reduce heat to low and cook the mixture for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved and the spices become fragrant. Strain through a fine sieve and serve warm.

Serves 4-6.

(Photo Credit: WebEcoist)

 

Kir Royale

FEATURING NEW MILLENNIUM SPARKLING WINE

In France this tasty treat is usually drunk before a meal or snack. Originally called blanc-cassis, the drink is now named after Félix Kir, mayor of Dijon in Burgundy, who popularized the drink. (Source: Wikipedia)

Recipe:

6 ounces sparkling wine

1/2 ounce creme de cassis

Directions:

Pour the creme de cassis into a champagne flute. Tilt the glass and slowly pour in the sparkling wine. Gently stir and garnish with a cherry.

(Photo Credit: Pedersons)

 

Queen Charlotte

FEATURING AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ

Recipe: 4 ounces red wine 2 ounces grenadine lemon-lime soda, chilled Directions: Fill a collins glass with ice. Pour in the grenadine and red wine. Fill the glass with lemon-lime soda. Gently stir and serve with a twist of lemon. Serves 2.  

Recipe:

4 ounces red wine

2 ounces grenadine

lemon-lime soda, chilled

Directions:

Fill a collins glass with ice. Pour in the grenadine and red wine. Fill the glass with lemon-lime soda. Gently stir and serve with a twist of lemon.

Serves 2.

 

Sparkling Wine Mojito

FEATURING NEW MILLENNIUM SPARKLING WINE

Talk about the best of both worlds. The fresh mojito meets a festive bubbly. New Orleans Chef John Besh has created a delicious cocktail to celebrate the holidays.

Recipe:

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup water

1 1/2 cups packed mint leaves, plus 12 mint sprigs, for garnish

6 limes, cut into wedges

2 cups light rum

Cracked ice

3 cups Champagne or sparkling wine

 

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and cook over high heat just until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the mint leaves and lime wedges and muddle well with a wooden spoon. Add the rum and stir well. Strain the drink into another pitcher.
  3. Fill tall glasses with cracked ice and pour in the drink, filling them about two-thirds full. Top with Champagne, garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.

 

(Recipe From John Besh and Food and Wine. Photo Credit: Quentin Bacon and Food and Wine)