County Sparkler

County Sparkler

  • Harvest To Bottle

Two wines, aged rum, and fresh strawberries — simple ingredients for a delicious cocktail. It's a classic recipe that's definitely worth mixing up. Perfect for spring and summer sipping, it's one of the most refreshing drinks you'll find and a beautiful way to fancy up the average glass  of wine.

This original version of this wine cocktail dates to at least the 1930s and '40s and uses both a white wine (e.g. Chardonnay) and Cognac topped with sparkling wine. The three grape-based ingredients are a wonderful foundation for a mash of sweetened strawberries. Since it's served without straining, you also get the full effect of the berries — we just went with aged rum instead of Cognac for this variation. 




Step 1: In a cocktail shaker, add the strawberries and maple syrup and muddle well.

Step 2: Add the Chardonnay and Aged Rum.

Step 3: Fill the shaker halfway with ice and shake really well.

Step 4: Pour the contents of the shaker (including the ice) into a wine glass or goblet.

Step 5: Top with Rosé Pet-Nat.

Step 6: Garnish with a strawberry on the rim, serve and enjoy!.

The strawberries highlight the beautiful light and fruity notes of the Rosé Pet-Nat and the maple syrup goes hand in hand with any aged rum you’d like to use, balancing the flavours and making this cocktail one of our favourites. It will never disappoint you or your guests! 

PRO TIP: Use other types of fruits to create your personal seasonal sparkler. A mix of raspberries and blackberries is fun, even tropical fruits like melons or pineapple will work. Essentially, it's a fantastic choice for any seasonal fruit, so have fun with it.

We want to see how you’re getting creative with our wines and vermouth — be sure to tag us @traynorvineyard so we can share. Cheers!