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Recipe: Summer Drinks – Sangria

Recipe: Summer Drinks – Sangria

Sangria
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Mix any of your favourite red fruits
  1. strawberries
  2. raspberries
  3. 1 sliced orange
  4. 1 cup halved grapes
  5. 1/4 cup blueberries
  6. 1/2L bottle of lemon lime carbonated drink
  7. 1 full chilled bottle of red or white wine.
Instructions
  1. Mix together
  2. Let chill for 2 hours and serve over a couple of ice cubes
Notes
  1. We like a Merlot as a base!
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Recipe: Summer Drinks – Slushie

Recipe: Summer Drinks – Slushie

Slushie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Bottle chilled white wine
  2. 5 cups of frozen or fresh tropical fruits of your choice
  3. 1 cup tropical flavored soda or fruit juice of your choice
  4. A handful of ice
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
Notes
  1. We like a Sauvignon Blanc, but use whatever floats your boat (or slushie)!
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Recipe: French Kiss

Recipe: French Kiss

A nice summer cocktail, made with Pink Moscato!

A mixture of Pink Moscato, Cognac and Strawberries, it’s great for Valentine’s Day!

French Kiss
A delicious wine-based mixed drink, perfect for Valentine's Day!
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Ingredients
  1. - 8 oz. Pink Moscato, chilled
  2. - 2 oz. Cognac
  3. - 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  4. - 6 small, fresh strawberries halved and frozen
Instructions
  1. Chill cocktail shaker and two champagne flutes in the freezer.
  2. Add ice to shaker.
  3. Pour Cognac and lemon juice into shaker and shake well.
  4. Fill each chilled glass with half of strawberries and strained Cognac mixture.
  5. Serve with a kiss.
Notes
  1. Delicious with our World Vineyard Pink Moscato!
Adapted from Sutter Home
Adapted from Sutter Home
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Recipe: Vanilla Strawberry Moscato

Recipe: Vanilla Strawberry Moscato

A nice summer cocktail, made with Pink Moscato!

A mixture of Pink Moscato, Vanilla vodka and Strawberries, it’s great for your summer festivities!

Vanilla Strawberry Pink Moscato
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Ingredients
  1. -3 oz. Sutter Home Moscato
  2. -1 oz. Vanilla vodka
  3. -1 oz. Strawberry soda
  4. -Garnish with a strawberry
Instructions
  1. Shake Moscato & vanilla vodka with ice.
  2. Pour into your favorite cocktail glass & top with strawberry soda.
  3. Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy!
Notes
  1. For a slightly less sweet version, use one the following instead of strawberry soda!
  2. -1: Strawberry lemonade
  3. -2: Strawberry liqueur
  4. -3: Regular lemonade
  5. -4: Club soda
Adapted from Sutter
Adapted from Sutter
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Recipe: Sparkling Cranberry Sangria

Recipe: Sparkling Cranberry Sangria

A nice Thanksgiving (or winter holiday) cocktail, try Cranberry Sangria!

A mixture of cranberry juice and white wine, it’s a great drink for summer festivities!

Quick Sparkling Cranberry Sangria
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Ingredients
  1. 1 bottle white wine
  2. 25 oz. sparkling cranberry juice
  3. 1 apple, thinly sliced
  4. 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  5. 1 sprig rosemary (more for garnish, optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher.
  2. Refrigerate for one hour.
Adapted from Yummy Mummy Kitchen
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Recipe: Glögg

Recipe: Glögg

Glögg = A Swedish/Scandanavian mulled wine drink.

Brought to us by one of our Continuing Education participants (no names, we promised!), how about a glass of Glögg this fall/winter?

A delicious, warm port wine based drink, the warmth and spices bring the heat on a cold night. (Be sure to serve the raisins too!)  

Glögg
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Ingredients
  1. 5 (750 milliliter) bottles port wine
  2. 1 (750 milliliter) bottle 100 proof bourbon whiskey
  3. 1 (750 milliliter) bottle white rum
  4. 3 whole cardamom pods, cracked
  5. 1 small cinnamon stick
  6. 4 whole cloves1 (3 inch) strip of orange peel
  7. 1 (8 inch) square of cheesecloth
  8. 3/4 cup white sugar1 (15 ounce) package dark raisins
  9. 1 (6 ounce) package blanched slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. Heat the port wine over medium heat until just below the simmer point in a large stockpot with a lid. Add bourbon and rum, and bring back to just below simmering. Save the bottles and their caps for storing leftover glogg.
  2. While the wine and liquors are heating, place the cardamom, cinnamon stick, cloves, and orange peel onto the center of the square of cheesecloth. Gather together the edges of the cheesecloth, and tie with kitchen twine to secure.
  3. When mixture is very hot but not boiling, carefully light it with a long-handled match. Wearing a heatproof cooking mitt, carefully pour the sugar into the flames, and let the mixture burn for 1 minute. Put the lid on the stockpot to extinguish the flames, and turn off the heat. Let the mixture cool, covered, for about 10 minutes; add the cheesecloth bundle of spices and the raisins and almonds to the warm wine mixture and let it cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  4. Strain the cooled glogg and reserve the raisins and almonds.
  5. To store, pour strained glogg into the bottles, recap, and keep upright in a cool dark place for up to 1 year. Refrigerate the steeped raisins and almonds in a covered bowl or jar for up to 1 year.
  6. To serve, pour glogg into a saucepan and warm over low-medium heat until hot but not simmering, about 5 minutes. Ladle 3 ounces of warmed glogg into a small coffee cup or small Swedish-style glogg mug, and garnish each serving with a few reserved raisins and almonds.
Notes
  1. We wouldn't recommend a flavored port with this, you're adding a lot of flavor in this recipe.
  2. OH! And don't forget to serve the raisins!
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