Let’s face it… there’s nothing like a glass of red wine with dinner or a refreshing glass of white wine on a hot Sunday afternoon. But we think these wine cocktail recipes will inspire you to switch things up and enjoy your favorite Green Bay wines in a new way! We can’t wait to hear which one is your favorite, so be sure to let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page!
Red Wine Spritzer ft. Captain's Walk Captain's Red
4 ounces of Captain's Walk Captain's Red, chilled
4 ounces of soda water, chilled
Fresh orange slice (for garnish)
How to make: Pour your chilled wine into a glass, then slowly pour in the soda water. Stir gently (you don’t want it to fizz up too much). Add an orange slice or an orange peel twist as a garnish and enjoy!
Recipe inspired by: https://www.sugarsalted.com/red-wine-spritzer-3-ways/
Frosé ft. Duck Creek Winery’s Risque Duck
1 bottle of Duck Creek Winery’s Risque Duck rosé
1 ½ cup of fresh strawberries cut in half
1 tablespoon of honey
How to make: Pour ⅔ cup of Risque Duck into a measuring glass and set aside. In a blender, combine the rest of the rosé with the strawberries and honey until everything is smooth. Strain the mixture, then pour it into a baking dish. Cover and freeze for at least six hours.
When you’re ready to serve it, put it back into the blender and pulse until it reaches a “fluffy” consistency. Pour into glasses and top with a splash of the reserved wine from earlier. Garnish with a strawberry slice and sip away!
Recipe inspired by: https://www.acouplecooks.com/all-natural-frose-recipe-frozen-rose/
Sir-Brunch-A-Lot Mimosa ft. Door 44’s Bubbler
1 bottle of Door 44’s Bubbler, chilled
4 cups of orange juice, chilled
How to make: Fill your champagne flutes halfway with the chilled orange juice (try blood orange juice for an extra punch of flavor). Then, slowly top with the chilled Bubbler. Add a teaspoon of grenadine slowly down the inside edge of the glass for a pretty layered effect. You’re going to love how the nectarine, ripe peach and dried apricot notes of the wine really come through!
Recipe inspired by: https://www.thismamacooks.com/2020/04/prosecco-mimosa-recipe.html
White Wine Mojitos ft. Sauvignon Blanc from LedgeStone Winery
1 bottle of LSV Sauvignon Blanc, chilled
1 cup of sparkling lemonade
1 cup of fresh mint leaves, torn
Juice of two limes
1 additional lime, sliced into wedges
How to make: This one is extremely easy… are you ready? Just pour your wine, lemonade, and lime juice into a pitcher, then stir in the mint leaves and the lime wedges. Serve over ice!
Recipe inspired by: https://livelytable.com/skinny-white-wine-mojitos/
Slow Cooker Mulled Wine ft. Mona Rose Winery’s Merlot
1 bottle of Mona Rose Winery’s Merlot
¼ cup of Brandy
3 tablespoons of honey
Whole cloves (to taste)
Cinnamon sticks (to taste)
Star anise (to taste)
Orange slices (to taste)
How to make: This is the perfect wine cocktail for entertaining, because you can literally throw everything into a slow cooker and let it simmer while you enjoy your company. Plus, it makes your whole house smell amazing!
Just add the wine, brandy, honey, and the rest of the ingredients (as much or as little as you personally like) to your slow cooker. Cover and heat on low for at least an hour. Ladle into mugs and garnish with a cinnamon stick or star anise!
Recipe inspired by: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/mulled-wine-recipe/
We hope these recipes inspired you to stock up on a few of your favorite wines from Green Bay’s many amazing wineries! Which one has earned the top spot on your “must try” list?
You could go to napa for your wine getaway, but we think you should head to Green Bay instead! You’ll love what you find here, and that goes beyond the wineries. There’s so much to see and do, so why not start planning your trip now? Download the latest copy of our Destination Guide here!