Whether you are holding an event or just having people over for a beach day, Aurora Cellars’ Signature Cocktails are sure to be a delicious addition. Each cocktail features one of our award-winning wines and other simple ingredients.

 

Northern Lights Paloma

This signature cocktail is bursting with flavor and adds a little pop of color with its beautiful pink hue. Your tastebuds will get excited with the grapefruit juice that complement the tastes of pineapple, lime and grapefruit flavors found in our multi award-winning Grüner Veltliner.

 

Aurora Aperol Spritz

This refreshing Italian aperitivo is the perfect cocktail for your guests to enjoy. Aperol’s tangy citrus flavors combined with the crisp, vibrant aromas of a lightly spiced apple tart of Aurora Cellars’ Leora are sure to cause your taste buds to celebrate the moment.

 

Luminous Lemonade

Light, fresh, and citrusy, this beautiful summer libation will be a welcomed refreshment! Luminous, our signature white wine blend, has notes of bright orange and apricot that give this cocktail layers of deliciousness. This beverage can be combined in a pitcher or drink dispenser ahead of time for larger gatherings.

 

Apple Cider Mimosa

Crisp as a late fall evening with a hint of sugar and spice, this is autumn in a glass –  how nice! Made with Brut, a crisp sparkling wine made of Vignoles, be sure to give this  cocktail a try in September and October when fresh apple cider is in season. Equally  laid back and elevated, this sparkling cider mimosa is an instant crowd-pleaser.  

 

Sparkling Strawberry Dream

Our Sparkling Strawberry Dream signature cocktail is a simple, but beautiful, glass of our Serata Demi Sec with a whole strawberry. If you’re looking for a delicious strawberry, our farm neighbor, Bardenhagen Berries, has the best locally grown strawberries to make this cocktail the best choice for your next gathering.

 

Aurora Cellars Sangria

This sangria is dry, smooth, fruity, and offers a little bitterness from the citrus peel if left overnight.
The options are numerous to please your own palate.

 

Recipes

Northern Lights Paloma

Ingredients for individual cocktail

  • 4 oz Aurora Cellars Grüner Veltliner
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz club soda
  • ½ oz of agave syrup or sugar syrup
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • Lime slice for garnish
  • Ice

Directions

Mix the grapefruit juice, Grüner Veltliner, and syrup until well mixed. Pour mixture over a glass of ice and top with club soda and lime juice. Garnish with a slice of lime.

 

Aurora Aperol Spritz

Ingredients for individual cocktail

  • 4 oz Aurora Cellars Leora
  • 2 oz Aperol
  • 1 oz club soda
  • Orange slice for garnish
  • Festive straw for fun
  • Ice

Directions

Chill Aperol and Leora prior to serving. Fill a glass with ice, add Aperol, Leora and top off with club soda. Garnish with orange, if desired.

 

Luminous Lemonade

Ingredients for individual cocktail

  • 1 bottle of Aurora Cellars Luminous  
  • 2 cups lemonade 
  • 2 cups club soda 
  • 1 lemon 
  • 1 orange 
  • 1/4 grapefruit

Directions

Slice the fruit in wheels and freeze ahead of time. Combine one bottle of Luminous with two cups of lemonade and two cups of club soda in a pitcher. Add frozen fruit.

 

Apple Cider Mimosa

Ingredients

  • 5 oz Aurora Cellars Brut 
  • 2 oz fresh apple cider 
  • Garnish with a Honeycrisp apple slice 
  • Cinnamon and sugar to rim glass

Directions

Wet the lip of a stemless flute by dipping it in cider and then dip it in the cinnamon sugar mixture to line the rim. Pour Brut and apple cider, garnish with an apple slice.

 

Sparkling Strawberry Dream

*This recipe serves six people

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Aurora Cellars Demi Sec
  • 6 strawberries

Directions

Pour Demi Sec into glass. Finish with strawberry

 

Aurora Cellars Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 growler (64 oz) of Heirloom Cider OR Bottle of Leora sparkling pinot grigio
  • 2 bottles of Radiance
  • 32 oz. unsweetened juice, tart cherry
  • 6-8 limes, sliced
  • 6-8 clementines, sliced

*Note: In season fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, pears or apples would be delicious to use as well.*

Directions

Slice the limes and clementines and put into a large pitcher or food safe storage with a lid. Pour the Radiance and unsweetened juice over the freshly sliced fruit. Store the fruit and liquid combination in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to one day ahead of serving. Add the Heirloom Cider or Leora just before serving. Keep chilled; ice cubes will be fine if the drink is made with juice or wine. 

 

Stop into our tasting room to stock up on wine either for one or more of these cocktails or just to enjoy by itself this summer! We are open seven days a week and would love to help you find the best bottle for you!

 

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