We are amazed at the universal appeal of our Icewine Slushies! It seems like after anyone tries one, their first words are "Wow!" This reaction got us wondering what makes The Ice House N'Ice Slushies so special from a sensory point of view; the truth is Icewine is a concentrated wine; it contains less water than your regular wine and a lot of "bang for your buck" flavour. With a great premium Ice wine, you get a wonderful balance of complex sweet nuances, crisp acidity, up front fruit notes and a long, luscious delivery of flavour. The Ice House Slushie showed us that the intense overall flavour impact of Northern Ice is reconstituted when blended with equal amounts of ice, and the balance of sweetness, acidity and fruit notes is enhanced to create a delicious cocktail.
Here are some more wonderful Icewine Cocktails created by The Ice House Winery.
- Add 20% Northern Ice Riesling Icewine to a simple white wine to enhance up front fruit nuances and provide a long, luscious crisp delivery of flavour.
- Add 20% of Northern Ice Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine to a red wine with big red fruit notes that carry too much astringency to enhance up front fruit nuances and provide a long, smooth delivery of flavour.
- Add 2 parts of Northern Ice Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine to 1 part Gin. The wonderful mellow Icewine fruit flavors of dark cherry, plum and fig latch on to the gin botanicals to round out the whole experience.
- One of the best ways to test Northern Ice Vidal nuances and character is by taking it for a test drive in a classic Martini, two parts Icewine to one part gin, with a dash of orange bitters. Our preferred Icewine Martini gin is Beefeater, its juniper attack, enhances the earthy stone fruit tones of the Vidal.