Northern Ice Riesling Icewine Cosmos from The Ice House Winery is the perfect crowd pleaser.
At the winery, we have been experimenting with blending this concentrated Icewine in a wide range of cocktails. It is a tough job, but someone has to do it and we have been blown away with the Northern Ice Riesling Icewine Cosmos. No one knows how these complex fruit notes magically appear in the frozen Riesling grapes left on the vine, but they are magical.
It is not often that we can pick Riesling Icewine grapes. They are not as hardy a grape as Vidal. Jamie had these grapes for Northern Ice in 2009. That was a bad year for Riesling wine, but a good year for the later ripening fruit that year that hung on the vine for Icewine. In 2014, once again Jamie captured the right balance of sweetness and acidity in the Icewine juice to make the perfect Riesling Icewine Cosmos. We replaced the triple sec with cranberry juice to deliver a lighter but just as delicious version as the Classic Cosmos.
The Ice House Riesling Icewine Cosmos
1 ½ oz. Northern Ice Riesling Icewine
1 oz. Cranberry juice
Splash of Lemon Juice
In a cocktail shaker mix COLD Northern Ice Rielsing Icewine, cranberry and lemon juices.
Top with Northern Ice Riesling Ice Cubes:
Freeze equal parts of water and Northern Ice Riesling Icewine in round ice cube trays