Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spring Wine Drink Recipes

Spring is in the air - and our in our cups! There's nothing quite like kicking back on the patio during a wonderful spring day with your favorite wine in your hand. Of course, if your favorite Lake of the Ozarks wine is turned into a spring concoction - that's even better! Here are a few delicious sounding recipes that you can use this season to enjoy the warming temps, the delicious spring breeze, and of course, that incredible wine from Seven Springs Winery.

Sparkling Red Wine Sangria

This beverage could be easily used for Spring or Summer - but it's spring now, and we want wine! Check out this easy recipe from Real House Moms and see for yourself how wonderful it is.

1 bottle of Seven Spring's Spring Red
1 apple cored and sliced
1 orange sliced and quartered
1/4 cup orange liqueur
1/4 cup apple juice
sparkling water sparkling apple juice, or prosecco

  1. In a glass container, combine wine, fruit, liqueur, and apple juice. Refrigerate a minimum of 1 hour, but at least 4 hours is recommended.
  2. To serve, pour sangria and a scoop of fruit into an ice-filled glass. Top with sparkling water, sparkling apple juice, or prosecco, depending on preference.

Rosemary Infused Grapefruit Mimosa

Do you want to know what our favorite thing about mimosas is? They are acceptable to start in the MORNING! Try this Sweet and savory from Beautiful Eats & Things, and don't forget to tell us what you think!

Ingredients4 ¼ cups Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice chilled
1 sprig rosemary and additional for decor
1 bottle Muscato Sparkling
Optional: grenadine

  1. In a large pitcher, add rosemary and ¼ cup juice. Muddle rosemary into juice and let sit for about 5 minutes. Be careful not to break leaves off stem.
  2. Add the rest of the juice and champagne. Stir to make sure that all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  3. Optional: For additional sweetness add 1 tsp of grenadine to the champagne glass before pouring.
  4. Garnish with rosemary and Enjoy!

Call Me A Cab Vodka Lemonade Wine Cocktail

This drink isn't only tasty, but it's beautiful! It will look great at your next spring soiree, or for a quiet dinner at home. Check out this recipe from Having Fun Saving!

6 oz lemonade
1 oz vodka
2-3 oz Seven Spring's Seven's Red Heaven

  1. Place the ice in your desired cup
  2. Pour in the vodka
  3. Pour in the lemonade
  4. Stir gently
  5. Slowly pour on the Cabernet Sauvignon
  6. Enjoy!

Blueberry Lavender Sangria

The delicate floral flavors make this ideal for a light spring picnic. It's elegant to look at, but even EASIER to whip up! Try out this recipe from Lively Table and see for yourself.

Ingredients For the lavender simple syrup:
1/2 cup lavender sugar*
1 cup water
1/2 tsp lavender extract

For the sangria:
1 tbsp lavender simple syrup
1-2 tbsp fresh blueberries
4 oz Seven Spring's Spring Fling

  1. To make the lavender simple syrup: In a small saucepan, combine lavender sugar and water. Bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Stir in lavender extract and strain into a glass jar. Store in the refrigerator. 
  2. To make sangria, fill a glass with ice. Add lavender simple syrup, blueberries, and prosecco. Stir gently and enjoy! 
  3. To make a pitcher: Add a pint of blueberries and 1/3- 1/2 cup simple syrup to a pitcher. Add one 750 ml bottle or prosecco. Stir and serve over ice. 

*I make lavender sugar by mixing a couple tablespoons of food grade dried lavender buds with about 1 cup of sugar in a jar, and letting it sit at least overnight.

Happy Spring from Seven Springs Winery!

This is a wonderful time of year to finally get back outside and enjoy the wonderful weather. The temps are showing signs of warming up, and the days are getting longer. Before you know it, summer will be here, but before it arrives - we hope you find some ways to enjoy the subtle joys of  spring. Don't forget to follow our social media channels so you can stay up to date on all of the fun that's happening at our Lake of the Ozarks winery. We have some fun things coming up like the Wicked Wine Run, and the fun is just getting started with summer right around the corner.

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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