Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cold Wine Concoctions

While the kids are going back to school and it feels like summer is drawing to a close - it's not over yet! The weather is still beautiful, the grass is still green, and you still need a glass of wine to get you through the rest of the week! At Seven Springs Winery, we still have plenty of events at the Lake of the Ozarks scheduled, as well as enough chilled wine to keep you going for a while. Before the sun sets on your summer vacation, here are a few fun recipes you should try with your favorite wine!

Photo Credit: Kitchen Treaty

White Strawberry-Lemon Sangria

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Strawberries, lemon, apples, white wine, and rum make a perfect summer sangria that'll knock your socks off.

INGREDIENTS:2 lemons, thinly sliced
1 apple, cored and sliced (any kind)
1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
1 (750 ml) bottle Seve Springs Winery's white wine (like Chardonel) 
1/2 cup light rum
4 cups lemon-lime soda

DIRECTIONS:Add lemon slices to a large pitcher, then the apples and strawberries.
Pour the wine and rum over the top.
Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 - 5 hours.
Remove from refrigerator and add the lemon lime soda. Add a few pieces of the fruit to your glass and pour sangria over to serve.
Leftovers keep for a day or so, but you likely won't have any!

Red Wine Ice Cream
Photo Credit: Cooking With Janica

INGREDIENTS1 bottle of Seven Spring's red wine (like Spring Red)
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup half & half
4 egg yolks
1 vanilla bean

DIRECTIONSThe first step in making our wine ice cream is to reduce the wine down to a syrupy liquid. Pour your bottle of red wine into a large pot and simmer over low-medium heat until it is reduced to one cup of liquid. This took about an hour for me, but it could be sooner, so you should keep an eye on yours. Once it has been reduced, set aside. In a medium pot, whisk together the brown sugar, and whipping cream. Cut your vanilla bean in half and scrape out that beautiful vanilla caviar into the pot. Add the bean pod to the pot as well. Stir constantly while cooking over medium heat until it begins to steam, but before it boils. Beat your egg yolks with a fork or with a mixer until they are light colored. Remove the vanilla bean pod from the cream and slowly add the cream into the egg yolks. It is important to add the cream to the eggs very slowly so that they do not curdle. Once you have successfully added the cream to the eggs, pour the mixture back into the pot and cook over medium heat until it thickens and turns into a custard. If it sticks to the back of a wooden spoon, it is done. Remove from it from heat. Pour the mixture through a strainer and into a large bowl. Stir in the half and half and the reduced wine. Chill the mixture in the fridge for an hour or two until cold. Add to your ice cream maker and freeze according to directions. (For me this is about 30 minutes). If it is too soft for your liking, stick in the freezer for a few more hours. Then sit back and serve yourself a glass of Red Wine Ice Cream alongside a glass of red wine!

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2 cups cold fruity white wine (like our Spring Fling)
2-3 medium peaches, blanched, peeled, frozen, and sliced (or half a bag of frozen peaches)
sliced peaches for serving, optional

In a blender, combine the wine and peaches. Puree until smooth.
If the mixture is too warm and liquefied, place it in the freezer and stir every 30 minutes until a perfect slushy texture forms.
You can make these in advance and defrost for 15 minutes at room temperature before serving. You can also double the recipe and use the entire bottle of wine to serve 4. The cups in the photo above hold about 1 cup of slushy.

The Best Wine at the Lake of the Ozarks

There's no better time to celebrate the end of summer than now - and there's no better way than with a delicious wine concoction! At Seven Springs Winery, we have an amazing selection of wine that will tempt your taste buds and delight your mind as you sit back and sip on some amazing Missouri wine. We have a beautiful facility that is calling your name - come see us!

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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