Posts Categorized: Wine Cocktails

Riesling Americano


Ring in the New Year with this months cocktail, a Riesling Americano with our 2013 Kings Ridge Riesling.

Makes 1 Serving
.75 oz Campari
1 oz Dolin Dry
.75 oz Verjus Syrup
1.5 oz 2013 Kings Ridge Riesling
1-2 oz Soda Water

Pour over ice Campari, Dolin, Verjus and Riesling. Stir well and top off with soda and orange peal.

Cheers and Happy New Year!

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Monthly Cocktail: Boo

MC_12This months cocktail is made in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve.

Makes 2 Servings
1.5 oz Rum
1.5 oz Aquavit
1 oz Aperol
3 oz Toasted Pumpkin seed infused Muscat wine
2 oz gomme syrup or strong simple syrup
1 oz Lemon Juice
15-20 drops of Bitterman’s Xocolatl Mole Bitters
 2 cinnamon sticks

Pumpkin Seed infused Muscat Wine
375ml of Wine (a half bottle)
50g of toasted pumpkin seeds
(You can use any aromatic wine, such as muscat, gewürztraminer, riesling, even possibly sauvignon blanc.)
 Leave seeds in the wine for a few hours or overnight.

  1. Chill two glasses very well.
  2. In a large mixing glass with ice, add the Rum, Aquavit, Aperol, Muscat wine, simple syrup, lemon juice and bitters. Stir well
  3. With a torch, burn the end of the cinnamon stick, lay on a non-reactive surface and turn the well chilled glass upside down over the burned end of the cinnamon stick. Leave for 15-20 seconds or longer
  4. Turn the glasses over and grate the unburned end of the cinnamon stick over the top of the glass. Make sure to get some on the rim of the glass.
  5. Strain the drink into the glass and garnish with the cinnamon stick.

Thanks to Chefsteps for the idea of the burning cinnamon stick.MC_4


Monthly Cocktail : Mint-Basil Slush

We are having a hard time believing it’s already August! The hot months of summer are almost behind us, but until then lets raise a glass to this last month of river dipping, tent pitching and backyard drinking. This month’s cocktail is a Mint-Basil Slush. The dry sweetness of our Kings Ridge Riesling and the savory basil leaves create the perfect balance. Enjoy!

 Serves 2

3 oz. 2013 Kings Ridge Riesling
3 oz.  Vodka (we enjoy Reyka) 
2 oz. St. Germain
1 oz. Simple Syrup
5 Basil Leaves
3 Mint Leaves
Around 10 Ice cubes (depends on the blender)

Simply place all of the above ingredients in a blender, pour your cocktail into a glass and then go back to enjoying the rest of summer!

Photography + Recipe
Julia Saltzman



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