The Best Classic Cocktails Made Better with Elysium Wine

 In Holiday Recipes

Like our Essensia Orange Muscat dessert wine, Quady fans commonly know our Elysium Black Muscat dessert wine as a magical closer to almost any meal. Or that it serves as a great warm weather mixer when poured over ice and paired with tonic water and lemon juice, or with sparkling wine. Yet its versatility doesn’t stop there. Like Essensia, Elysium’s mixability in both classic and modern cocktail creations is remarkable, and for most, that revelation is fairly unknown. So we wanted to let you in on the secret of Elysium’s cocktail potential!

Elysium is a fantastic alternative to traditional dark berry liquors like Chambord and others. Elysium boasts a deep, rich, and balanced flavor profile. Its sweetness mellows out the “burn” from spirits perfectly and simultaneously offers aromatic and mouth water flavors of strawberry, raspberry and rose─flavors which are used in cocktails regularly. In addition, with an alcohol level at less than half of some popular liqueurs, Elysium delivers more flavor without making your cocktail excessively boozy. This also means it’s a great option for those who are searching for low ABV drinks. Finally is the tremendous value it offers. Elysium is nearly half the price of most popular liqueurs, which means twice the mixing and sipping.

To get you started mixing and exploring with Elysium, here are 4 popular cocktails to try:

Elysium paloma cocktail in a cocktail glass next to barware and a bottle of Elysium Black Muscat dessert wine by Quady Winery.

Elysium Paloma

Throw some rich red berry flavors into your paloma cocktail with this easy to mix favorite. This slightly bubbly version is packed with fruit flavors and is perfect for almost every occasion. Yum!


2 oz. Tequila Blanco
2 oz. Quady Elysium Black Muscat Dessert Wine
1 oz. Lime Juice
Grapefruit Soda to Top
Garnish: Mint Leaf, Raspberry, Grapefruit and/or Pineapple


Add ingredients to a cocktail or highball glass with ice. Stir, garnish and serve.


Elysium french martini cocktail in a martini glass next to barware and a bottle of Elysium Black Muscat dessert wine by Quady Winery.

Elysium French Martini

A versatile, delicious and easy to make take on the French martini featuring our Elysium Black Muscat dessert wine. Elysium provides more complex and balanced red berry flavors compared to the typical liqueurs used in the cocktail. Use just a small amount of Elysium if you want a more typical vodka forward martini, or more Elysium to offer an easier drinking and more flavorful version.


1 1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. – 1 1/2 oz. Quady Elysium Black Muscat Dessert Wine
0.5 oz. Pineapple Juice
Garnish: Lemon Peel


Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish and serve.


Sparkling Elysium (Kir Royale)

A simple yet thrilling combination of sweet, dark berry accented Elysium and refreshingly bubbly sparkling wine.


1-1.5 oz. Quady Elysium Black Muscat Dessert Wine
Top with Champagne, Prosecco or Sparkling Wine
Garnish: Strawberry or Raspberry


Pour Elysium into champagne flute and top off with sparkling wine.


Beautiful Booze’s Scotch Sour

Created by Natalie Migliarini of Beautiful Booze. Check out her original post and content HERE!


1 oz. Scotch Whiskey
1 oz. Quady Elysium Black Muscat Dessert Wine
1 oz. Lemon juice
1 oz. Honey syrup


Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill and combine ingredients. Double strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with lemon peel.




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