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Hugs, Kisses, and Wine!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all our Union Wines aficionados! What better way to say I love you than with a couple of delicious winter cocktail recipes? I love you can not only be said to your significant other, friends or family…you can tell yourself you love yourself with either of these two cocktails too, so enjoy!

 

  • “Be Wine” Winter Sangria

Sangria may have been brought to us from Spain, but we are certainly not against indulging in this delicious cocktail in Canada. Often thought to be a summertime drink, we also enjoy it when the snow falls by adding some of these delicious ingredients:

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 bottle of Union Wines Cabernet/Merlot blend
  • ¼ cup of St. Remy brandy
  • ¼ cup of Crown Royal Apple Whisky
  • ¼ cup of honey
  • 1 cup of cranberry juice
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 1 sliced lime
  • 1 diced pear
  • 4 small mandarins
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • fresh cranberries for garnish

PREPARATION:

  • Stir well in a large pitcher, making sure the wine and liquors are blended. If you think you’ve stirred enough, you probably haven’t…that honey needs dissolving!
  • Slice the fruit and add to the sangria along with the cinnamon.
  • Let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour to maximize flavour.
  • When ready, serve over ice!

You can also enjoy this cocktail warm. Just grab a slow-cooker, heat it on warm/low and you’re on your way!

 

  • “Love Bite” Port Cocktail

‘Tis the season to enjoy our delicious Union Forté port in cocktail form. Naturally peppered with hints of sweet and sun-dried fruit, this fortified wine is an excellent addition to any cocktail, and will be sure to send hearts wagging this Valentine’s Day.

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 oz. Captain Morgan white rum
  • 1 oz. Union Wines Forté
  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier
  • ½ oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

Shake well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Union Wines; please enjoy responsibly!