Ice Wine Martini

A classic vodka martini with just a hint of sweetness.  We enjoyed these as part of our Harvest Menu and used Magnotta 2008 Vidal Icewine. It is best served very cold. 1 oz vidal icewine 2 oz vodka Frozen grapes Freeze grapes ahead of time for a minimum of 4 hours. Place vodka in freezer… Read more »


“Nice with appetizers for a summer get together.”   INGREDIENTS 1 bottle red spanish wine (used Tempranillo) 1 cup orange juice 3 tablespoons brandy 1 tablespoon cointreau 3 tablespoons brown sugar 12 ounces club soda / soda water. fruit: strawberries & blueberries or lemon & orange slices ice cubes DIRECTIONS Put orange juice & fruit… Read more »

Refreshing Cucumber Lemonade

We are being overtaken by cucumbers!  OK a slight exaggeration but the garden is producing more than we can eat right now. So today I decided to try some in a drink hence we had Cucumber Lemonade for lunch. The taste was slightly tart and we enjoyed the texture of the added pulp. I might… Read more »

Raspberry Lemonade Spritzers

“This punch is great at a summer BBQ or by the pool. It’s easy to bring these ingredients and assemble them wherever the party is. Since the concentrate is frozen, the punch is already cold to start.” INGREDIENTS 1 can frozen concentrated raspberry or cranberry-raspberry juice 1 can frozen concentrated lemonade 1 large bottle soda… Read more »