Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Estate Bacchus & Tequila Cooler INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 oz Tequila 1 1/2 oz Estate Bacchus 1/2 oz lime juice 1/2 oz agave nectar 2 oz grapefruit soda DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
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Barbara’s Favorite Flowers: Peony A plant that is familiar to many is a favorite to Barbara, especially the ones at Willow Creek and Southern Mansion. Here’s why! My Peony Patch at the Willow Creek Vineyard includes several hundred heirloom peonies, salvaged from a historical West Cape May peony garden on Landis Ave and mixed in […]
Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Estate Merlot Lemonade INGREDIENTS: 3/4 Cup lemonade 1/4 Cup 2015 Estate Merlo DIRECTIONS: Fill shaker with ice. Pour in lemonade and Merlot. Shake until combined. Pour into glass over ice. Serve with sprig of mint.
Barbara’s Favorite Flowers: Platycodon Platycodon grandiflorus, is a great hardy perennial for your garden border. Here is why Barbara loves it: She reproduces and reseeds well, which is always an added bonus (it produces lots of babies to gift your gardening aficionado friend’s with). In the family Campanulaceae (like several of my favorite waterfall […]
Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Mulled Wine at the Estate INREDIENTS: 1 bottle 2015 Estate Pinot Noir 3 Cups apple cider Juice and zest of 1 orange 1/4 Cup of honey 6 whole cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 3 star anise 1/2 Cup brandy DIRECTIONS: Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Barbara’s Favorite Flower: Queen Anne’s Lace Queen Anne’s Lace Daucus carota, a wild carrot, is a wonderful flowering biennial that is native to Europe, but naturalized all over North America. Here is what Barbara has to say about this wild carrot: Related to carrot (Daucus Carrota) you can eat the root when young, (it tastes […]
Friday Feature: Jennifer Post How long have you been working at Willow Creek? About 5 months What is your position? Administrative Assistant What is your favorite part of the Willow Creek family? How hard we all work, and how much we laugh and have fun together What do you hope to accomplish within the company? To get more familiar with […]
Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Prestige Spritzer INGREDIENTS: 1/4 Cup ice 2 Tablespoons frozen berries of your choice 2 oz Wilde Cock Prestige Gold 6 oz sparkling water (La Croix recommended because of it’s subtle flavor and no added sweetness) DIRECTIONS: Pour ice into a glass. Add frozen berries. Pour in the wine, then the sparkling water. […]
Friday Feature: Melissa Jablonowski How long have you been working at Willow Creek? 8 months What is your position? Hostess with the mostest What is your favorite part of the Willow Creek Family? Contests! Having fun with each other [insert ugly sweater pic] What do you hope to achieve within the company? I would like to be more involved with […]
Wine Cocktail Wednesday: Blushing Beauty INGREDIENTS: 1 Tablespoon + 3/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin (2 packets) 1 C water, divided 1 C sugar 1 bottle Wilde Cock Blush DIRECTIONS: Sprinkle the gelatin over ¼ cup of the water in a small bowl. Set aside for a few minutes to rehydrate. Combine the remaining water and the […]