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Take the winter chill away with this recipe perfect for the month of January and celebrating Norton Month in Missouri. Our Norton Hot Chocolate recipe features our Estate Norton and is easily made in your slow cooker. Mix, heat, drink, repeat!

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Estate Norton
  • 1 – 12 oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar or to taste
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Marshmallows (optional garnish)

Instructions

Place ingredients in slow cooker and set to high for one hour. Stir every 20 minutes.

Cranberry Wine Martini

Our unique spin on a classic martini, the festive Crantini is the perfect way to entertain your guests during the holidays. Crafted with just three ingredients – Cranberry wine, vodka, and a twist of lemon or lime, the holiday flavors and color shine brilliantly. Watch the attached short video, created in partnership with our friends and neighbors at Just a Taste, for a Crantini tutorial.

Ingredients

Instructions

Mix the wine and vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh lemon and lime.

 

 

Made with St. James Winery Moscato or Vignoles semi-dry white wine, your guests will have no trouble picking their poison with this wicked Halloween cocktail recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Moscato or Vignoles
  • 24 ounces still or sparkling apple cider
  • 8 ounces caramel vodka
  • 4 – 5 red apples cut into medium dice

Instructions

In a punch bowl or a large pitcher, mix wine, cider, and vodka.  Chill well.  To serve martini-style, as pictured, place diced apples into a glass and pour the mixture atop.  If you prefer to make the potion by-the-drink, place diced apples into a glass, then add 3 ounces wine, 3 ounces cider, 1 ounce of vodka, and stir together.

 

Try our take on the Moscow Mule with this recipe of the St. James Mule. Parts great with savory cheeses and baguette.

  • Equal parts Sauvignon Blanc and ginger beer.
  • Garnish with a slice of green apple.

Serve over ice in a preferred stainless steel St. James Winery logoed stemless glass.

 

 

 

 

Cranberry Sangria

Seasonal Cranberry wine shines beautifully in this fruity, fun sangria recipe. Simple ingredients mix easily to create a festive blended wine cocktail that’s sure to please.

Ingredients

2 bottles Vignoles
1/2 bottle Peach Fruit Wine
3/4 bottle Cranberry Seasonal Wine
Bag of fresh cranberries
Bag of frozen peaches, chopped
Splash of club soda or ginger beer (optional bubbly)

Instructions

Mix all ingredients (excluding optional bubbly) together in a large pitcher. Chill for 3-4 hours, or overnight. Serve over ice with a splash of bubbly, and a fresh lime garnish.

Our Baked Apple Pie is a warm and simple way to spread season’s greetings with your loved ones after a holiday meal.

Ingredients:

1 bottle Apple Pie Wine

1/2 shot of Crown Royal or your choice of brandy

Coat rim of glass with brown sugar (optional)

Garnish with a cinnamon stick (optional)

Instructions

Simmer ingredients in a medium-sized pot over medium-low heat until warm. Serve to friends and family in warm, cozy mugs.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups St. James Winery Moscato
  • 1 cup chilled cranberry-apple juice drink
  • 1 cup chilled sparkling water
  • Fresh mint for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice.
  2. Add all ingredients.
  3. Garnish with mint
  4. Enjoy!

Variations

This spritzer is delicious with our Strawberry Moscato seasonal wine — then substitute cranberry-strawberry juice for the cranberry-apple.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill wine, sparkling water and vodka for 2 hours.
  2. Fill glass with ice. Add in small handful of frozen blueberries.
  3. Pour remaining ingredients in glass. Squeeze 1 small wedge of lime into glass.
  4. Sip and enjoy!

Variations

This tastes great with St. James Winery Blackberry Blueberry Wine, too!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle St. James Winery Strawberry Wine
  • 1 pitcher pink lemonade or lemonade
  • mint leaves for garnish
  • sliced strawberries for garnish
  • lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine wine and lemonade in a lemonade dispenser. Float fruit slices in the container.
  2. Stir together to blend flavors.
  3. Stir in tall frosted glasses
  4. Garnish with mint and/or additional fruit slices.

Variations

Mix lemonade with St. James Winery Cherry, Raspberry, or Blackberry wines. Switch flavors with the seasons and your moods.

Quick Notes

If you make lemonade from concentrate, use sparkling water to give the drink a spritzer quality.

by Rich Trippler, Bartender & Mixologist
at Bleu Restaurant & Wine Bar

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously to chill, then strain into a martini glass.
  3. Slowly pour the wine down the inside of the glass, allowing the wine to sink to the bottom, creating a layered drink.
  4. Garnish with a slice of blood orange.

Quick Notes

Inspired by a classic cocktail, the Red Lion, this is a really beautiful and zesty wine cocktail. Some may be afraid of the gin (substitute vodka). Having the raspberry wine on the bottom makes for a great effect as well. The raspberry flavors come in at the end of each drink, making for a complex flavor profile. Blood oranges are a great garnish, and match the color of this layered drink perfectly.