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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine the blueberry vodka, triple sec and blueberry wine in a shaker half-filled with ice cubes.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Top with soda, garnish with fresh blueberries, and serve.

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

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker.
  2. Give a quick shake just to mix.
  3. Why not try it in a coffee mug…just ‘cuz.

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

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass muddle the sliced lime and sweetened lime juice.
  2. Fill with ice, add tequila and wine.
  3. Top with lemon-lime soda.
  4. This is a rolled drink so pour it back and forth between glasses until mixed.
  5. Serve in a tall glass.
  6. Salt the rim, if desired.

Quick Notes

Nobody will admit to having a favorite among their children, but I have to say this is my favorite drink from this St. James Winery series. I’m a sucker for tequila. This is a drink that makes me wish it was hot outside. I want Jimmy Buffet. I want Bob Marley. I want a bonfire and stringed up lights and lots of friends listening to reggae music outside. I want to drink Bleu Cactus’s by the pitcher.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pour the wines together in a wine glass.
  2. Stir to blend flavors.
  3. Enjoy!


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

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except ginger ale in a shaker.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass.
  4. Top with a splash of ginger ale just for a little fizz.

Quick Notes

This one can be served straight up or on the rocks, your choice.

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

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the above in a shaker with ice.
  2. Strain and serve straight up in a chilled martini glass. Sugar rim if desired.
  3. If you want to get really fancy you could skewer a few blackberries for garnish.

Quick Notes

If you’ve never spent any significant time in small-town Minnesota, you need to know the only thing Minnesotans like better than schnapps is blackberry brandy. And they drink it ice cold. Every church-going PTA member in small town Minnesota has a bottle of blackberry brandy in their house somewhere, and most likely it’s in their freezer. Even though its served chilled this drink will warm you from the core.

Ingredients

  • 2 large limes
  • 1 cup St. James Winery Strawberry Wine
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups club soda
  • 2-3 fresh strawberries, plus additional for garnish (if desired)
  • 1 lime, sliced for garnish
  • mint, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Squeeze the juice from 2 limes in a large glass pitcher.
  2. Add the mint, strawberries, and sugar, then crush with a muddler.
  3. Add the rum, wine, and club soda, and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Pour into sugared glasses filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with sliced lime, mint, and/or strawberries.

Variations

Substitute St. Jame Winery Raspberry Wine and raspberries for the strawberries for another delicious mojito mix.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine the ingredients with ice in a martini shaker.
  2. Shake well, then pour off into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish with raspberries on a toothpick

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place peaches in a tall glass with ice.
  2. Add wine and ginger ale.
  3. Bottoms Up!!


  • 1 bottle St. James Winery Cherry Wine
  • 8-10 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 lime thin sliced for garnish
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp crystalized ginger (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a crock pot and heat through on medium / high.
  2. Do not boil the wine.

Notes

You may mix the ingredients a day ahead and store in refrigerator to allow flavors to blend before heating.

Variations

Reduce St. James Winery Cherry Wine to 1/2 a bottle, and use 1/2 bottle St. James Winery Blackberry Wine for Black Cherry Flavors.