Friday, December 19, 2014

3 Holiday Wine Cocktail Recipes

Christmas is less than one week away and you're probably busy preparing for all those house guests. If you're looking for a way to spice things up this holiday season and surprise your guests, have we got a treat for you!  Check out these delicious wine cocktail recipes using a few of our favorite Lake of the Ozarks wines!

Holiday Spiced Red Wine Cocktail 

This cocktail will put you in the holiday spirit with flavors of cinnamon, vanilla and cognac!

  • 4 oz Seven Springs Pinot Noir or Norton
  • 1 oz Cognac
  • 1 oz. Cinnamon-Vanilla Simple Syrup (recipe below) 
  • Lemon Wedge 
  • Ice 
  1. Add wine, cognac and simple syrup to a glass, fill with ice, squeeze in lemon and stir. Enjoy!

Simple Syrup Recipe: 
Makes about 1/2 cup. 

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Bean
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  1. Split vanilla bean down the middle and scrape out seeds. Add seeds, vanilla bean, sugar, water and cinnamon sticks to a small saucepan. 
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce to a low boil for about 5 minutes until mixture is thickened. 
  3. Remove from heat and strain. Let cool completely. Store in refrigerator. 

Pomegranate-Orange White Wine Cocktail Recipe

Bright, festive and fun, this fruity cocktail goes down easy!


  • 4 oz Seven Springs Dry Vignoles
  • 3 oz Pomegranate Juice 
  • 1 oz Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Cognac
  • 5 Mint Leaves
  • Ice
  1. Tear mint leaves roughly and put in glass. Add wine, juices and cognac. Fill glass with ice and serve. 

Spiced Holiday Punch 

This delicious punch recipe will make enough for everyone to enjoy! 

  • 6 cups Apple Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg 
  • 12 Cloves 
  • 1 - 2 inch piece Peeled Fresh Ginger
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 6 cups Cranberry Juice
  • Seven Springs Muscato Sparkling 
  1. Bring 6 cups apple juice, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and cinnamon stick to a simmer over medium heat. 
  2. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. 
  3. Strain, cool and chill. 
  4. In a large pitcher or punch bowl combine with 6 cups cranberry juice. 
  5. Fill glasses partway with juice mixture and top off with Seven Springs Muscato Sparkling. 

Stop on in to Seven Springs Winery today to pick up the wine before your guests arrive!  Our winery at the Lake of the Ozarks is less than a 10 minute drive from Osage Beach or Camdenton.  In addition to getting your holiday wine, why not purchase some gift cards? From now until Christmas, recieve $25 free when you buy $100 in gift certificates! Happy Holidays from Seven Springs Winery


Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052

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