Wine Cocktails Are “In”: Check Out These Recipes

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Well, probably most of you are saying you didn’t know they were “out” – but wine cocktails are “in style” again! That’s right we’re talking Sangria, Mulled Wine, & More… Adirondack Winery’s Wines make a great base for these satisfying cocktails.

SANGRIA RECIPE:
1 Bottle Blue Twilight (Blueberry Shiraz) or Amethyst Sunset (Blackberry Merlot); 1 Lemon cut into wedges; 1 Orange cut into wedges; 2 Tbsp sugar; 1 Shot brandy; 2 c. ginger ale or club soda. Pour chilled wine in pitcher; squeeze lemon and orange into it, then toss in wedges; add sugar, brandy, and ginger ale or club soda. Add some ice and serve immediately.

Red, White & Night Wine Cocktail Recipe:
Ice; 1 oz. simple syrup; 1oz lemon juice; 2 oz. Cabernet Sauvignon; 2 oz. Vodka; Blueberries or black raspberries; Powdered sugar. Stir all in highball glass with ice. Roll 3 berries in the powdered sugar; use as garnish.

Fremont Fruit Punch Recipe:
1 bottle chilled Adirondack Winery “Strawsling” Strawberry Riesling; 1 bottle chilled sparkling wine; 3 Peaches and 3 Apricots, all pitted and wedged; 3 c. sliced strawberries; cracked ice; 5 oz. apricot liqueur; 5 oz. maraschino liqueur. Put peaches, apricots and strawberries in large punch bowl. Mix well. Fill bowl almost halfway with ice. Add apricot and maraschino liqueurs. Stir well. Add Strawsling and sparkling wine at same time. Stir well. Serve immediately.

The Star Gazer Recipe:
Ingredients: 2 oz. Adirondack Winery Chardonnay; 1 oz. dark rum; ½ oz. vanilla bean syrup; ½ oz. pineapple juice; 1 lime wedge. Directions: Shake all liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker for 10 seconds. Fill a highball glass with ice and strain cocktail over ice. Squeeze lime over top of drink, then drop it in.

Warm Mulled Wine:
Mix 1 bottle of Adirondack Winery’s red or white wine that is light on oak tones with 12oz water and 1/2 c. brown sugar in crock pot or pot on stove. Float 1 pack Wine Country Mulling Spices (sold at our store) in pot. Simmer on low for 1 hour. Serve warm.

Wine Cocktail Tips:
Use good wine and liquor. Use a glass if possible. Use fresh ice. Leave any wine snobbishness behind. Don’t forget that the main ingredient is fun!

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