Icewine meets mixology in this curated collection of some of our favourite Icewine cocktail recipes and some bartending basics.
Tools of the Trade
– Cocktail shaker with accompanying strainer
– Channel knife (click to watch how to use to make the perfect lemon twist) or small paring knife
– Cutting board
– Measuring cups
– A mix of glassware. *Pro tip – Check out your local second hand shops for unique glassware to make your cocktails extra special.
Mix it Up
– Icewine is a premium treat and it deserves to be in good company. Go with the best quality when choosing what you will be mixing in.
– Make and or use fresh fruit juice when possible.
– Garnish with fresh fruit too! *Pro tip – Try new ways of slicing. Lengthwise versus in half, etc. Many fruits have gorgeous patterns that can really make presentation special.
– Choose quality in the beverage alcohol you add to your recipe.
Icewine Mixology Recipes
A few of our favourites:
Icewine Royale – A simple classic.
Icewine Martini – A twist on a classic.
Icewine Cosmo – Another classic with a twist.
Winter Festival – Sweet, fruity with a hint of cinnamon spice.
Mulled Pear and Icewine Punch – This isn’t your Grandmother’s punch! Taste and Tipple does it again with this one. *Pro tip – Follow Taste and Tipple on social for great cocktail culture and recipes.
Pelee Island Icewine Offerings
Currently, we have two icewine offerings:
Vidal Icewine VQA – This Vidal Ice wine has an affinity of honey flavours. Finding apricots and peaches on the nose makes this a honey sweet nectar with balanced acidity.
Cabernet Franc Icewine VQA – This fabulous Cabernet Franc Icewine is an elegant, rich ruby red wine, with intense cassis and strawberry jam flavours that linger on your palate.
For more about Icewine including its origins, serving temperature and other Icewine 101, see our blog Icewine, a Canadian Classic.
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