Wine purists may want to look away now.
This post is all about adding other beverages to wine to create new and delicious cocktails.
Conversation around the tasting bar recently had a guest trying the Spring Fling (Bayfield Winery's strawberry/rhubarb blend) and exclaiming "This would also be delicious with some whiskey in it!"
This got us to thinking about what other beverages would blend well with some of our wines?
We brought out the bar one evening and had fun concocting. The only rules to the following recipes are have fun, be creative and trust your taste buds.
Here's a sampling of what we came up with:
Spring Fling New Fashioned - Our guest was right on with this one. Add a splash of whiskey to your glass of Spring Fling and a wedge of lime and you've made an Old Fashioned new again.
Sea Breeze Sangria - The citrus component of Sea Breeze added just the right amount of tartness to the fruit in this refreshing favorite. Add your favorite fruit, some white soda and brandy and you've created a sangria your friends will go ga-ga for.
Looking for a sweeter option for your sangria base? Try Bayfield Winery's Berrylicious.
La Pointe On Point - What could possibly be added to our most popular selling wine?
Brandy! La Pointe's rich aroma and plum sweetness partnered perfectly with brandy. "Brandy derives its name from the Dutch word "brandewijn", meaning "burned wine", and is a liquor distilled from wine or other fermented fruit juices." - The Spruce.com
WARNING! Drinking this may cause visions of relaxing on one of the most beautiful islands in the world; Madeline Island.
Raspberry Ferry - Ahoy maties! This version of a Salty Dog contains Bayfield Winery's Raspberry Farm House Cider and vodka. And just like Lake Superior it is salt and shark free. Add a dash of lime, lemon or orange to keep the scurvy away.
We hope you enjoy these recipes and we'd love to hear any other suggestions you have for "mixing things up" with our wines.