Drink Recipes

A Goodnight Kiss
Featuring New Millennium Sparkling Wine

The Valentine's Day Dinner is planned but what about that goodnight kiss? Prepare a romantically whimsical ending to the evening with A Goodnight Kiss Champagne Cocktail. Not just for Valentine's Day though, this drink is perfect for any enchanting occasion.

Berry Wildberry Punch
Featuring Island Mist Wildberry Shiraz

Juicy, fruit forward flavours of Shiraz and wild field berries dance on the palate. Serve with burgers off the barbecue.

Blackberry Sour Fizz
Featuring Island Mist Blackcurrent Cabernet

Cabernet's natural rich black fruit character enhanced by the zing of fresh ripe blackberries. A great, complement to barbecue.

Build Your Own Signature Sangria
Featuring Your Favourite Red, White, or Rose

Sangria, a summer staple! Follow these easy steps create your own Signature Sangria for the summer.

Champagne Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is a Southern drink most notable for its popularity at the Kentucky Derby. Champagne is also a traditional Derby drink so it's no surprise that the two combined into the refreshing Champagne Mint Julep. While the Derby may have come and gone, there's no need to wait for any special occasion. The Champagne Mint Julep is refreshing on any day.

Classic Mulled Red Wine
Featuring Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Mulled wine has been keeping folks warm for centuries. It's a perfect addition to a cold Winter eve and is a classic holiday tradition.

Cooling Wine Slushes

Enjoy any of these delicious frozen wine drinks to cool yourself off in the Summer.

Electric Blue-tini
Featuring Island Mist Blueberry Pinot Noir

The tangy, sweet burst of blueberry combines with the light-medium body and cherry-spice flavours of the Pinot Noir to bring a delicious blueberry fruit flavour to your mouth. Serve with Brie and crackers.

Exotic Zinfandel Twist
Featuring Island Mist Exotic Fruits White Zinfandel

A fabulous blend of passionfruit and fresh ripe berries with the natural fruit forward style of White Zinfandel makes this wine truly exciting. Serve with spicy chicken wings.

French 75 Cocktail

The French 75 is said to have been created during WW1 for fighter pilots and soldiers utilizing 2 local ingredients in France; champagne and cognac. The name is after an artillery gun called the French 75 which was known for its kick, hence the 'kick' of the cognac in the cocktail.

Frosé (AKA Frozen Rosé)
Featuring Selection California Sauvignon Blanc Rosé

Cool off with this frozen Summertime crowd pleaser.

Green Apple & Melon Twist
Featuring Island Mist Green Apple Riesling

Clean, cool and crisp. The zingy fresh acidity of Riesling accented by mouth watering fresh green apple. Serve poolside with shrimp kebobs.

Photo from Esquire.com

Hot Port Flip Cocktail
Featuring Selection Speciale Port

It may not be egg nog season anymore but that doesn't mean it's time to give up on warm, velvety cocktails just yet. After all, the chilly Winter months are still here for a little while longer and a perfect way to keep warm is with a luscious, rich Hot Port Flip. The "flip" cocktail originated in the 17th century and basically refers to a cocktail that is smooth, frothy and sweet from the addition of eggs and sugar. A flip cocktail can be made with gin, whiskey, rum, brandy, sherry or port. A superb cocktail to cozy up with while sitting around a hot fire on a cold night.

Island Mist White Cranberry Mojito
Featuring Island Mist White Cranberry Pinot Gris

Bursting with the sweetness that has made White Cranberry a unique and popular flavour, this wine is very easy to drink and is perfect for backyard barbecues and sharing with friends. A perfect accompaniment for pasta salads.

Kir Royale

In France this tasty treat is usually drunk before a meal or snack. Originally called blanc-cassis, the drink is now named after Félix Kir, mayor of Dijon in Burgundy, who popularized the drink. (Source: Wikipedia)

Kiwi-Pear Sauvignon Blanc Summer Slammer
Featuring Island Mist Kiwi-Pear Sauvignon Blanc

Crisply tart, and delightfully fruity with a luscious combination of pineapple and banana flavours, which meld beautifully into the soft rich pear aromas. Great with barbecue ribs.

Lavender Champagne

This is a wonderful fall cocktail suitable for all occasions but is a particularly popular choice to serve at weddings. The soothing effects of lavender combined with the sparkling wine provide a lovely balance.

Lemon Drop Champagne Punch

Looking for a fun and refreshing drink to beat the heat? Look no further. This lemon drop champagne punch is a fantastic summertime treat.

Mango Citrus Symphony
Featuring Island Mist Mango Citrus Symphony

A delicious blend of ripe mango flavours and crisp citrus notes combined with the grapefruit, peach, banana, and papaya aromas of Symphony. Pair with spicy foods or sliced mangos.

Mojito Triple "P"-to
Featuring Island Mist Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio

Island Mist Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio leaps out of the glass with juicy sweet pears, succulent, ripe pineapple, and a bright, flowery fragrance. Firm acidity from the Pinot Grigio gives it mouth watering juiciness and a refreshing finish. A perfect aperitif/cocktail, its crispness primes the palate for food. Pair with all seafood, whether raw, lightly sauteed, grilled or lightly sauced with cream or butter.

Mulled White Wine

Mulled wine is a cool weather essential that has many variations around the world. It's deliciously spicy and warming, almost akin to a cold weather sangria and much like sangria, it's a very affordable cocktail to serve for a large party. Mulled wine is traditionally served warm but this recipe can be served hot or cold and is equally fantastic either way.

Peach Apricot Punch
Featuring Island Mist Peach Apricot Chardonnay

The dry, ripe character of Chardonnay made refreshing by the addition of fresh picked peaches and apricots. A perfect pairing with barbecue chicken.

Pink Moscato Lemonade
Featuring World Vineyard California Pink Moscato

Wanna kick it up a notch? Check out this recipe for Pink Moscato Lemonade!

Pomegranate Zinfandel Spritzer
Featuring Island Mist Pomegranate Zinfandel

Pomegranate is a wonderful summer flavour that blends so well with Zinfandel. The Pomegranate's earthy, rich juice balances with Zinfandel's spicy, robust grapes creating a delicate spicy sweetness that has a particular uniqueness on the first sip and leaves you wanting more.

Port Cobbler

Cobbler's aren't reserved just for the pie variety. Try this delicious Port Cobbler with your next dessert.

Queen Charlotte

Raspberry Melon Mixer
Featuring Island Mist Black Raspberry Merlot

The trendy Merlot's fruit forward style accented by luscious black raspberries. Serve with opened faced prime rib sandwiches.

Red Wine Sangria

Cinco De Mayo is a traditional Mexican celebration that falls on May 5th of each year. It is most often enjoyed with food, drink, music and dancing and Sangria is naturally standard fare for any Mexican celebration.

Sparkling Bellini
Featuring New Millennium Sparkling Wine

While a glass of bubbly is always fantastic, why not raise your glass and make a toast with a bellini? Bellinis can be made with any sparkling wine and traditionally include peach puree and raspberry puree to give the cocktail it's beautiful blush color. However, an even simpler version can be made with 3 parts chilled sparkling wine to 1 part peach juice and a splash of raspberry juice. The bellini is a perfect way to add some pizazz to a toast whether it be a birthday, anniversary, or new years eve.

Sparkling Wine Mojito

Talk about the best of both worlds. The fresh mojito meets a festive bubbly. New Orleans Chef John Besh has created a delicious cocktail to celebrate the holidays.

Strawberry Daiquiri Spritzer
Featuring Island Mist Strawberry White Merlot

The delicate red berry notes of a White Merlot enhanced by ripe strawberries to make a refreshing easy drinking wine. Serve with barbecue pork chops.

Strawberry Watermelon Martini
Featuring Island Mist Strawberry Watermelon White Shiraz

A Sizzling Summertime Sipper.

Summertime Punch

When Summer arrives, the festivities in North America begin. First with Canada Day and shortly after, America's 4th of July celebrations. This is a perfect punch to serve for either but certainly shouldn't be exclusive for a special occasion. This delicious punch is a refreshing thirst quencher on any hot Summer day.

The Duke of Bedford
Featuring Dry Sherry

Tinto de Verano

The Tinto de Verano is a popular drink in Spain and loosely translates to a red wine spritzer. The reason this drink is so popular is because with the soaring temperatures in Spain, the spritzer is extremely refreshing. So on hot Summer days, this is the drink to be had. Another reason for its appeal is because the recipe calls for an inexpensive table wine and it couldn't be more simple to make:

White Wine Sangria
Featuring Washington Yakima Valley Pinot Gris

Most of us are familiar with Red Wine Sangria but did you know that a White Wine Sangria is a tasty twist on the popular drink? One of the reasons Sangria is so popular is because it is so versatile and quite inexpensive to make. Any type of fruit combination is delicious such as peaches, strawberries, oranges or grapefruit. While Red Wine Sangria will always be a beloved choice, alternating the white wine for red makes it a lighter punch that has also become a celebrated crowd pleaser.

Yuletide Punch

Warm up in the winter with this festive favourite.