The Sparkling Hedonia Cocktail
By Brud Holland
Think of this as the FLX version of a Mimosa: A delicious wine cocktail made with a blend of Fox Run Hedonia, Red Jacket Orchards Fuji apple juice and a splash of Sparkling Blanc de Blanc to bubble it up. Fresh or even frozen fruit can be skewered for garnishes, to be pulled out when party time arrives.
3 ounces Fox Run Hedonia
1 1/2 ounces Red Jacket Orchard Fuji Apple Juice
1 1/2 ounces Sparkling Blanc de Blanc
Skewered fruit garnish of choice (strawberry, apple or peach)
In a cocktail shaker, mix the Hedonia and apple juice. Stir well with a bar spoon.
Pour the Hedonia mixture into a large ice-filled rocks glass.
Top the glass with the sparkling Blanc de Blanc and garnish with skewered fruit.
Brud Holland is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute and lives in Watkins Glen with his wife Shari and 3 kids. Having been part of the food and wine scene here in the Finger Lakes for 30+ years, he draws on experiences from a wide variety of culinary escapades that include bakery owner, restaurateur, food product developer, teacher, and genuine promoter of all things grown and made in the Finger Lakes.
Photo by Marisa Indelicato
The above recipe is from our May/June 2015 issue.