A few weeks ago, I met some friends up at Vinotecca, a wine bar in Royal Oak, Michigan. After a bottle of Fizz Champagne (I highly recommend trying this), the bartender suggested the Ice Wine Martini. I ended up liking it so much that I bought a bottle of Ice Wine so that I could make this recipe at home. See the picture for proof
What is Ice Wine?
Ice Wine, also referred to as Eiswein, is a dessert wine that is made up of grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. By itself, Ice Wine is extremely sweet, but by pairing it up with different liquors, you can make one heck of a cocktail.
Ice Wine Martini
After drinking the Ice Wine Martini at Vinotecca, I’ve made more than a few at home. I made the Ice Wine Martini with Selaks Ice Wine and X Rated Vodka, but you can use any Ice Wine or Premium Vodka. Just chill them both before making your martini. You can use as much Ice Wine and Vodka as needed, just use equal parts of each. Here’s the recipe that the bartenders from Vinotecca gave me:
- 2 Ounces Ice Wine
- 2 Ounces Premium Vodka
- Frozen Grape, for Garnsih
- Chilled Martini Glass
Place frozen grape(s) into bottom of chilled martini glass. Pour Ice Wine into glass, top with vodka, and stir gently.
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