Happy First Day of Spring! Refreshing Lilly Pad for Wine Cocktail Wednesday

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It’s the first day of Spring, and we can’t wait for the fresh, crisp air and the warm breezes. Today’s Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday drink is a preview of the wonderful season of new beginnings, cool nights, and blowy afternoons. The Lily Pad, is made with Pinot Grigio, and is as refreshing and relaxing as having brunch outside on a Spring morning. Try it with our new St. Marina Pinot Grigio found here: http://bit.ly/WBWSMPG or any of your favorite Wines by WIves Pinot Grigio‘s found here: http://bit.ly/WBWWhiteWine

Ingredients:

4 oz. Pinot Grigio (Try Wines by Wives St. Marina Pinot Grigio: http://bit.ly/WBWSMPG)
1.5 oz Lime Juice Mixer
3 oz Lemon Wedges, and a splash of soda

Directions:

Build in a glass over ice. Squeeze lemon wedge on top. Stir. You can garnish with a lime wedge.

Shop Wines by WIves Pinot Grigio‘s here: http://bit.ly/WBWWhiteWine

Recipe From The Wine Bar

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Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Dreaming of You

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Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday get a little lovestruck this week with “Dreaming of You”. Consider this simple cocktail to share with your sweetie this Valentine’s day. Our Moscato is great for this Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday recipe. Shop Wines by Wives Moscatohttp://bit.ly/WBWDCMoscato

Ingredients:

4 oz Moscato
1.5 oz Pomegranate Juice
1 oz Pink grapefruit juice
Splash Soda water
Directions: Build in glass over ice and stir. Cheers!
We hope everyone has a very love filled Valentine’s Day!
p.s. We have great Valentine’s day gift baskets available here: http://bit.ly/GRBaskets
recipe and photo from: the wine bar

It’s after 12:00 pm! Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Apple Pie in the Sky

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What is more comforting than apple pie? For us, it’s wine version of apple pie! Try this cocktail with our new Moscato http://bit.ly/WBWDCMoscato

Ingredients:

2 ounces Moscato (shop Wines by Wives Moscato http://bit.ly/WBWDCMoscato)

2 ounces apple juice

1/4 ounce honey

1/2 ounce clear cinnamon schnapps

Directions:
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill.
Strain into cinnamon and sugar rimmed cocktail glass. (to coat the rim in cinnamon sugar, moisten the rim and dip into sugar. You can also garnish by using an apple slice dipped in the cinnamon sugar)
Recipe and photo from Barefoot Wines

Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Honey-Pomegranate Mulled Wine

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For this Wines by Wives wine cocktail Wednesday we have a simple, Honey-Pomegranate Mulled Wine. This spicy warm cocktail is great for chillier winter nights. Try it with any of our great red wines: http://bit.ly/WBWRedWines

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle of Red Wine (low-mid range Zinfindels and Cabs work well)
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 teaspoon whole clove

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large heavy pot, like a dutch oven, or your crock-pot.
  2. Stir well to dissolve the honey, slowly warm over low heat, without boiling.
  3. Keep it barely hot all day, topping up with more wine, juice, and honey.
  4. Serve in mugs or thick, heat-safe glass.

Shop Red Wine: http://bit.ly/WBWRedWines

Recipe and photo from: Food52.com

Wine Cocktail Wednesday is Back! Hot Spiced Drunken Apple Cider

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It’s January and the coldest months of winter are coming. Warm up with this Hot Spiced Drunken Apple Cider. Make this recipe with any of our Wines by Wives white wines- base your wine choice on how sweet you like your cider.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gallon apple cider (unfiltered was used in this recipe)
  • 3/4 bottle of any Wines by Wives white wine (white wine which is not too dry)
  • 4-5 sticks of cinnamon
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nut meg
  • 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey (depends on how sweet the wine you’re using)
  • cup or so of fresh cranberrries (of cubes of apple if not in cranberry season

Directions:

  1. Put the cider and all spices in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. When on low heat add the wine. Do not boil again so the alcohol won’t evaporate too much, just let it warm.
  4. Add the cranberries and simmer for a few more minutes until they color the liquid a bit.

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Recipe from :food52.com

Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday: San Francisco Sangaree

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The red color of today’s Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday drink got us first, then we saw it included cherries and couldn’t resist! We think this will be a hit at the Thanksgiving table. Try this with our newest 2009 Bargetto Merlot

Ingredients:
4 cherries
¼ oz. simple syrup
1½ oz. merlot
1 oz. bourbon
1 lemon slice
Directions:
To make simple syrup, mix equal parts hot water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Muddle cherries in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, simple syrup, wine, bourbon, and lemon slice. Shake and strain into a glass.
Source: H. Joseph Ehrmann, Proprietor of Elixir

Wines by Wives’ Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Ice Wine Martini

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Got any green grapes around? Try this simple twist on the Martini!

Ingredients:

– 12 large seedless green grapes (2 halved grapes for garnish)
– 2 ounces ice wine
– 2 ounces vodka
– Ice

Directions: In a blender, puree the 10 whole grapes with the ice wine and vodka. Pour the puree through a tea strainer into an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain again into a large chilled martini glass and garnish with the grape halves.

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Recipe from: Food and Wine