Use local wine as a mixer in fun cocktails along with spirits, fresh fruit juice and other ingredients. Let the recipes below inspire you to experiment in using wine in different ways.

Find holiday-themed wine cocktail recipes HERE.

Recipes from Black River Farms

Black River Sparkler

  • 1 fig (dried, use fresh when available)
  • 2 slices orange (cut in half)
  • 6 cranberries (fresh)
  • 1 1/2 ounces Wardog Spirits Vodka
  • 4 ounces BRF Sparkling Wine (Dry or Sweet Sparkling Rose’)
  • Garnish with an orange twist and 3 cranberries
  • Gather all ingredients in cocktail shaker, muddle the fig, orange, and cranberries with the vodka.
  • Add ice
  • Shake well and strain into a Champagne flute
  • top with your choice of BRF sparkling wine and garnish and ENJOY!

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Makes 1 serving



  • 1 1/2 oz. WarDog Spirits Very Vanilla or WarDog Spirits Chocolate Vodka
  • 4 oz BRF Trolley Barn Strawberry Wine, chilled
  • A few fresh strawberries
  • Fresh mint
  • Ice cubes

Pour ingredients into shaker with ice and shake. Strain mixture into a martini glass and top with sliced fresh strawberries and a sprig of mint.

Lucky Star Sangria

  • 1 Bottle BRF Star wine
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Blue Curacao or a few drops of blue food coloring
  • ½ liter of lemon-lime soda
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 lime sliced
  • Frozen green grapes for serving
  • Mint for garnish
  • Combine the wine, orange juice & Blue Curacao.
  • Stir, then add in chopped apple & sliced lime.
  • When you’re ready to serve, add the club soda into the pitcher.
  • Pop a few frozen grapes into each glass to keep the sangria cold without diluting it.
  • Serve with sprig of mint for garnish

Prep Time: 5-7 minutes

Makes 6-8 servings

Mary by the River

2-3 Fresh blackberries
½ oz Simple syrup
2 oz BRF Mary dry wine
1 oz Wardog Spirits Chambourcin Vodka
½ oz Lime juice
1 Thinly sliced lime wheel for garnish
2 Blackberries for garnish

Muddle 2-3 blackberries and simple syrup in mixer glass.
Add wine, vodka, and lime juice and stir.
Strain into ice-filled wine glass.
Garnish with lime wheel and extra blackberries and serve.

Pineapple Upside-down Star


3 oz BRF Star wine

1 oz Wardog Spirits Cheesecake Vodka

1 oz Pineapple juice, plus some for rim

splash of ginger ale

brown sugar for rim

2 maraschino cherries & a pineapple slice for garnish


Rim glass with pineapple juice and brown sugar.

Fill glass with ice, cherries and pineapple slice.

Pour all ingredients into glass and stir.

Red Moon over the Black River

2 oz BRF Saki wine
1 oz Wardog Spirits Bourbon
½ oz Simple Syrup
3 Maraschino Cherries
1 Strip of orange rind for garnish

Shake liquid ingredients in ice-filled cocktail shaker until chilled.
Rub rim of ice-filled rocks glass with orange rind.
Strain cocktail info glass.
Drop one cherry in glass and 2 on a pick to garnish and serve.

Star Chiller

4 oz BRF Star wine
1 oz Wardog Rio Negro
½ oz Lime juice
3 oz Grapefruit seltzer

Combine all ingredients and pour into a tall, ice-filled glass.

The Saucona Sangria

  • 1 (750-ml) bottle BRF Sweet Saucona
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries (or frozen)
  • 2 sliced lemons
  • 12 ounces lemonade
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) lemon-lime soda
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  • Mix the Sweet Saucona, berries, lemons, lemonade, and sugar in a pitcher.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Add the lemon-lime soda just before serving.
  • Add ice in either the pitcher or individual glasses.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Makes 6-8 servings

Tipsy Tilly

2 lemons, thinly sliced
1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
1 (750 ml) bottle white Tilly
1/2 cup Wardog Island Rum
4 cups lemon-lime soda
Lychees for garnish
Dash of maraschino cherry juice for color.

Add lemon slices and strawberries to a large pitcher.
Pour the wine and rum over the top.
Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 hours.
Remove from refrigerator and add the lemon lime soda. Add a lychee and strawberry your glass and pour sangria over to serve.

Winter Wonder Sangria

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes



  • 1 – 750ml. bottle Black River Farms 90 (dry red blend)
  • ½ cup Wardog Barreled Rum
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 apple (preferably honey crisp or any firm green variety)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon Juice
  • ½ cup cane sugar (optional)


Slice apples and add them to a large pitcher.

Pour in wine, rum, apple cider, lemon juice and sugar.

Stir to combine. Chill for a few hours and serve.

Ingredients For Cinnamon Sugar Rim:


  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

In a shallow bowl or dish, stir together cinnamon, sugar and salt.

Wet the rim of the glasses by running a slice of lemon around each one.

Dip the rims into the mixture and then fill glasses with sangria.

Recipes from Blue Mountain

Mango Frost Mixed Drink

1 oz. Xplorer Vodka

3 oz. Mountain Frost Wine

1oz. Cream of Coconut

8 oz. Mango Juice

Fresh mango slices

Ice cubes


Shake all ingredients together, and serve over the rocks. Top off with grenadine and garnish with mango slices.

Rottie Blues Lemonade

1 bottle of Rottie Blues Blueberry Wine
1 gallon of lemonade
Cut and squeeze 2 fresh lemons
Garnish with fresh lemons and fresh blueberries

Just the right balance of sweet and tart makes this specialty drink a refreshing treat on a hot summer day, or any other day of the week! Our Rottie Blues Blueberry Wine is made with Pennsylvania blueberries and is semi sweet. When you add just a little tartness with the lemonade you get the perfect balance for a refreshing summer treat.

Rottie Pink Lemonade

1 Bottle Rottie White
1 Gallon Pink Lemonade
1 Cup Strawberries Sliced
1-2 Lemons Cut

Triple Berry Sangria

2 Bottles of BMV Sangria wine
small can pineapples
small can mandarine oranges
top off with White Cranberry Strawberry Juice

Recipes from Franklin Hill

Bourbon Peach Tea

Bourbon Peach Tea


-5 oz Katie’s Creek

-2 oz Social Still Bourbon Whiskey

-Top with Peach Tea


Combine, serve over ice, enjoy!

Coconut Pomegranate Daiquiris

3 parts Crush
1 part Coconut rum

Concord Cosmo

4 oz. Sir Walter’s Red
2.5 oz. Social Still Vodka
1 ounce of Triple Sec

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake & serve in a martini glass with a garnish of lime.

Cotton Candy Martinis

3 parts Carnival
1 part Social Still Vodka

Lavender Lemonade

3 parts Seyval Blanc
2 parts lemonade
2 parts lavender simple syrup
1 part Social Still Gin



  • 3 oz. pear juice
  • 2 oz White Jade wine
  • 5 oz Social Still Rum or Social Still White Witch spiced rum
  • Pear slices
  • Club soda
  • Ice cubes

Shake ingredients together in a shaker, strain into a martini glass, and add a splash of club soda and garnish with a fresh pear slice.

Pomegranate Margaritas

3 parts Crush
1 part Coconut tequila

Serve on the rocks.

Pomegranate Sour

5 oz. Crush
1 oz. Social Still White Witch Spiced Rum
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup

Serve over ice and garnish with rosemary & lemon.

Seyval Blossom

¼ oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liquor
¼ oz. Social Still Gin
Seyval Blanc

Add elderlower liquor, gin and a splash of Passion. Fill up the rest of the glass with Seyval Blanc & enjoy!

Steel Stacks Sour

3 oz. Katie’s Creek
1½ oz. Social Still Freakshow Bourbon
½ oz. agave or simple syrup
A squeeze of lemon

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and serve in a rocks glass. For a fun twist, top with a few ounces of lemon seltzer

Strawberry Pomegranate Mojito

6 strawberries
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
Lime juice
1 tablespoon agave
½ cup Crush
2 shots of Social Still Rum
Lemon-lime seltzer

Combine the first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker & muddle. Add in ice, rum & Crush. Shake & pour into a tall glass with ice. Top with lemon lime soda, garnish with mint & enjoy.

Strawberry Spritzer

1 ounce of agave nectar
Splash of lime juice
2 ounces of Seyval Blanc
3 ounces of Passion
1 ounce of Social Still Smooch Vodka
Lemon lime seltzer

Muddle the strawberries into the agave & add a splash of lime. Combine with the wine & vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and top with seltzer. Garnish with strawberries & enjoy!

The Social Circus

3 oz. Carnival
1 oz. Social Still Vodka
½ oz. lemon juice
club soda

Add the first three ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a glass and top with club soda.

Vidal Blanc Key Lime Martinis

3 parts. Vidal Blanc
1 part Key Lime vodka
Splash of seltzer

Watermelon Mint Martini

2 oz.Vidal Blanc
1 oz. Social Still Gin
2 oz. watermelon juice
½ oz. agave or simple syrup
mint leaves

Muddle the mint into the agave at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add ice and the remaining ingredients. Strain and serve with a garnish of watermelon & mint.

Recipes from Tolino

Call Me a Cab

2 oz. Local Legend raspberry vodka by Dead Lightening Distillery

4 oz. fresh lemonade

1 oz. Tolino Vineyards Caserne Franc

Ice cubes


Fill a 9 oz wine glass with ice cubes.

Add raspberry vodka.

Fill with lemonade.

Drizzle Cabernet Franc so it floats on top.

Minty Margarita Sangria

2 bottles of Tolino Vineyards Pinot Grigio
2 lemons
2 limes
4-5 mint leaves
2 oz of lime gin
2 oz of triple sec
24 ounces sparkling water
¼ cup of sugar

Red, White & Blue Sangria

2 bottles of Tolino Vineyard Chardonnay
½ lb of strawberries
1 sliced pear
1 sliced plum
2 oz of triple sec
2 oz of vanilla vodka
24 ounces sparkling water
¼ cup of sugar

White Citrus Sangria

2 bottles of Tolino Vineyards Pinot Grigio
or 2012 Vidal Blanc for a sweeter version.
1 lemon
1 orange
½ a pineapple
2 oz of fruit punch vodka
2 oz of triple sec
24 ounces sparkling water
¼ cup of sugar

Recipes from Vynecrest

Chocolate Cab


  • 5 oz. Xplorer Chocolate Bourbon Liqueur
  • 5 oz. Vynecrest Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 oz. grenadine syrup
  • 5 dashes of orange bitters
  • dark chocolate dust

Pour the Cabernet Sauvignon into a wine glass. Add in the Chocolate Bourbon Liqueur and the grenadine syrup and stir. Top it with the orange bitters and a dusting of dark chocolate powder.

Vynecrest Hurricane Drink

(carafe measure)

1 part grenadine – ¼ c
1 part pineapple juice – ¾ c
4 parts First Blush – 2 cups
4 parts Sprite or 7Up – 2 cups

Vynecrest Red Sangria

Muddled Fruit (oranges, limes, lemons, cherries)
1 bottle of Vynecrest Summertime Red Wine
1 bottle of Vynecrest Blueberry Wine
1 can (12 oz) of Lemon-lime Soda

Vynecrest Spiced Winter Red Summer Sipper

1 750 ml bottle Vynecrest Spiced Winter Red (chilled)
1 cup fresh strawberries
½ cup orange juice
Crushed ice

Puree strawberries with the orange juice in a blender and strain.
Return to blender and add chilled wine and crushed ice, blend.
Pour into a chilled wine glass and garnish with a strawberry, orange slice and fresh mint.

Vynecrest White Sangria

1 bottle Vynecrest Pinot Grigio
1 bottle Vynecrest Riesling
1 bottle white cranberry peach juice
sliced peaches
1 bottle maraschino cherries (including juice)
1 qt lemon-lime soda