Friday, August 24, 2012

Try a wine cocktail this Labor Day Weekend

If you're a wine lover then you probably already cook with wine. But have you ever used wine to make a cocktail? Maybe all you need is the right recipe in order to give it a try. Here are a few favorites from Clover Hill Winery in Breinigsville and Franklin Hill Vineyards in Bangor to try this Labor Day Weekend.

Clover Hill:

Wicked Turtle
~2 oz. Turtle Rock Red
~1 oz. Passion fruit rum
~2 oz. lemon-lime soda

Pour into a chilled glass for a single serving, or for a crowd pleaser, pour it in your favorite pitcher.

Peach Sangria
~1 bottle Clover Hill Rose
~1/2 cup peach Schnapps
~1/4-1/2 cup pineapple juice
~6 oz. peach nectar
~Lemon lime soda

~1 lemon
~1 lime
~1 orange
~1/4-1/3 cup orange liqueur (optional)

Cut lemon, lime and orange into think 1/4' slices. Mix together wine, schnapps, pineapple juice, peach nectar, and orange liqueur (optional). Add lemon lime soda to desired taste. Add sliced fruit and enjoy!

Franklin Hill:

Mango Tango Martini
3 parts Franklin Hill Vineyards Desire
1 part vodka
Triple Sec Liqueur (splash)
1/4 lime
Tang drink mix

Rim martini glass with Tang. Pour Desire, vodka, and a splash of Triple Sec liqueur into glass with ice. Squeeze lime into glass. Stir and strain into rimmed martini glass then garnish with an orange slice.

White Sangria Punch
1 bottle Franklin Hill Vineyards White Sangria
1 2 liter bottle of Sprite
1 64 oz container orange pineapple juice
1 can of frozen orange juice concentrate
oranges and cherries for garnish

Pour all ingredients into a large punch bowl, add ice. Add sliced oranges and maraschino cherries. Float frozen orange juice concentrate in big scoops in bowl. Invite plenty of friends over and enjoy!

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