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Kentucky Oaks Lily Cocktail

Recipe How To Make A Oaks Lilly Cocktail

The Oaks Lily Cocktail Recipe

This vodka based cocktail was introduced to me in Kentucky when I was out last spring, and now one of my favorite year round cocktails.

• 1 Ounce Dixie Southern Vodka
• 3 Ounces cranberry juice
• Splash of Triple Sec or Orange Liqueur
• 1 Ounce sweet and sour mix, or for a fresher mix you can do a ½ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice and ½ ounce simple syrup

Garnish with a lemon wedge and a blackberry

Instructions
Fill highball glass with cubed ice, add all ingredients to the glass and stir slowly. Add a straw and garnish with a fresh blackberry and a lemon wedge.

Ingredients Needed Per Cocktail
• 1 ounce Dixie Southern Vodka
• 1 ounce sweet and sour mix or ½ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice and ½ ounce simple syrup
• 3 ounces cranberry juice
• Splash of Triple Sec or Orange Liqueur
• Garnish blackberry and lemon wedge

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Urbano Cellars 2012 Barbera Award Winning Wine Review

This wine was a bit lighter than the bold blackberry and plumb taste that is evident, it is light on tannins and has a nice acidity very well balanced with a nice long finish, and I highly recommend it for any night of the week.

Facts
Alcohol 14.2%
Brix at harvest 24
PH at harvest 3.65
Harvest date 10/11/12
Bottling 4/3/14Appellation: Clements Hills
Vineyard: Lewis Ranch
Vintage: 2012
Composition: 100% Barbera
Vinification: Grapes were hand sorted, de-stemmed and transferred to 1 ton open bins where it cold-soaked for about 2-3 days before it began primary fermentation with native or naturally occurring yeast from the vineyard. The must was punched down by hand 2-3 times a day. The wine was aged, with minimal racking, in a mixture of mostly neutral French and American oak barrels for about 18 months.
Awards: Gold Medal Winner 2014 Artisan Awards

This wine would go well with rich cheese dishes to a simple pizza or something from the grill, I once again do recommend the 2014 Barbera from Urbano Cellars.

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