Monday, December 12, 2016

4 Drinks for Your Winter Party with WINE!

Tis the season to get together with friends and family. Gather together, eat amazing food, catch up and talk about old times, and obviously, drink delicious wine. Your party won't be complete without your favorite red and white beverages, so we're here to make it easy on you. Here are a few delicious recipes that you can add to your holiday menu featuring our amazing Missouri wine. You can thank us later!

Slow Cooker Mulled Wine
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Recipe Credit: Growing Up Gabel

3 cups of Seven Spring's Norton
4 cups apple cider
1 orange, sliced
2 sticks cinnamon
6 whole cloves
2-star anise

Add all ingredients to a crock pot. Cook on low for 2 hours.
Strain out the spices and orange chunks.
Serve warm!
Optional: Add a shot of brandy to your glass!

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Christmas Sangria

Recipe Credit: Bake. Eat. Repeat.

2 750 ml bottles your favorite white wine, our Vignoles
1 pomegranate
2 oranges, sliced thin
6 ounces cranberries, about 1 1/2 cups
1 cup pomegranate juice
2 cups ginger ale or club soda for a less sweet version

In a large pitcher, combine the white wine, pomegranate arils, orange slices, cranberries and pomegranate juice.
Chill for at least one hour.
Stir in the ginger ale and serve.

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Gingerbread White Wine Cocktail

Recipe Credit: House Vegan

1 750ml bottle of Chardonel
1/4 cup vanilla coffee syrup
12 ounces ginger ale
3 2 inch cinnamon sticks
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch nutmeg

1. Pour all of the ingredients into a large pitcher, and stir them to combine. Allow the drink to chill in the fridge for at least one hour.
2. Serve chilled.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

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Recipe Credit: Wholefully

⅔ cup semisweet chocolate chips
⅔ cup of Seven Spring's Syrah
½ cup milk
½ cup half and half
2 tablespoons sugar, optional (see notes)
Pinch of salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine the chocolate chips, wine, milk, half, and half and sugar (if using), in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Heat, stirring constantly until chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is hot.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and salt. Pour into mugs and serve

If you'll need to use the sugar or not will depend on the sweetness of your wine. If you're using a very dry wine, you'll want to add in the sugar. It's best to take a sip without the sugar, and then add it in if need be. For a sweeter, fruitier vibe, swap out the dry wine for a fruit wine—make sure you omit the sugar. Zest on a little bit of orange or clementine peel just before serving to really take this drink over the top!

There's No Party Like a Wine Party!

We all know the best way to get the party started is with a glass of your favorite Lake of the Ozarks wine. Whether you try a new recipe or enjoy the wine in its original state, we're sure you're going to like it. Come out to the best winery at the Lake of the Ozarks and grab a few bottles of your favorite wine to enjoy during the holiday season!

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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