Celebrate the Season: Three Springtime Sippers

 In Holiday Recipes, Vya

Spring is a joyous time at the winery. With the warm sun comes new growth, which can be seen as the blooming orange muscat buds break through the vines. In honor of this bloom, we’ve crafted three refreshing springtime sippers which are sure to inspire countless happy hours during the coming months. The efflorescent aromatics of Quady wines make a delightful base ingredient for your spring cocktails during these colorful months of bloom. In celebration of the new season and warm weather, enjoy these delicious cocktails that capture spring in your glass.

 

Freesia Garden

Refreshing and bright, this cocktail fits in perfectly with the first days of spring. The cucumber-mint juice is crisp and cooling while the Freesia infused Vya Whisper Dry Vermouth adds a subtle layer of floral flavors with a delicate hint of pepper.

Ingredients:

3 oz. Freesia infused Vya Whisper Dry Vermouth*
2 oz. Cucumber-mint juice**
1/2 oz. Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 oz. Agave nectar

Preparation:

In a cocktail shaker, combine cucumber-mint juice, lemon juice, agave nectar, Freesia Vya Whisper Dry Vermouth, and ice. Shake and then strain. Serve over ice, garnish with Freesia bud and a mint sprig.

*Freesia infused Vya Whisper Dry Vermouth: Combine 8-12 Freesia blossoms, 1/4 oz. lemon juice, and 4 cups of Vya Whisper Dry Vermouth in a ball jar. Store in a cool place. Steep for 1 day.

**Cucumber-mint juice: Puree 1 peeled cucumber and 12 fresh mint leaves. Strain juice.

Find more cocktails made with Vya Whisper Dry Vermouth HERE.

 

Quady Elysium Mimosa

Brighten up your springtime brunch with this elegant elevation of the brunch-time classic Mimosa.

Ingredients:

2 oz. Quady Elysium Black Muscat
2 1/2 oz. Orange juice
Sparkling wine
Garnish: Fresh strawberry

Preparation:

Pour orange juice and Elysium into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a fresh strawberry.

Check out cookieandkate.com for more springtime brunch suggestions.

 

Quady Red Electra Moscato Cocktail vodka

Electric Berry

The vibrant flavors of succulent cherry, berry, and pomegranate in Quady Red Electra Moscato make this easy-to-make cocktail perfect for your warm spring nights.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Raspberry vodka
2 1/2 oz. Quady Red Electra Moscato
Garnish: Fresh raspberries (optional)

Preparation:

Combine raspberry vodka and Red Electra Moscato in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake gently and strain into a chilled martini glass or cocktail coupe. Garnish with a raspberry.

Purchase Quady Red Electra Moscato HERE.

 

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