RECIPES & PAIRINGS

Make the most of your Empathy Wines experience with our favorite cocktails and recipes.
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EMPATHY WHITE BLEND SPRITZ

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS
¾ Cup 2021 Empathy White Blend
¼ Cup Club Soda
1 Lemon Rind

DIRECTIONS
Chill Empathy White Blend to 45-55°F before adding to glass with Club Soda before expressing your Lemon Rind and garnishing.

White wine spritz made with empathy 2021 White Blend
A bottle of Empathy rose on a marble board with a jug of sangria

EMPATHY ROSÉ SANGRIA

Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS
1 Bottle 2021 Empathy Rosé
1 Bottle of sparkling water
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1 Orange, sliced
1 Lemon, sliced
1 Container of strawberries, sliced
1 Sprig of mint 

DIRECTIONS
Slice fruit and place the pieces in a bowl before sprinkling sugar on top. Cover and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Place fruit into pitcher and add Empathy Rosé, sparkling water, and mint. Refrigerate for 1-4 hours and serve in a wine glass.

MULLED WINE

Cozy Holiday Cocktail
Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS
1 bottle (750 mL) Empathy® California Red Wine
8 oz. High West American Prairie Bourbon
8 oz. maple syrup
1 orange (peeled and sliced)
6 cinnamon sticks
12 whole cloves
4 star anise
Pinch of black peppercorn

DIRECTIONS
In a large saucepan, add Empathy Red California, spices and orange slices. Bring to a light simmer, stir in maple syrup and continue to warm on medium-low heat. Gently stir in High West American Prairie Bourbon and remove from heat. Fine strain to remove spices and orange. Serve warm, garnished with additional cinnamon and star anise. Finally, pour yourself a glass of Empathy to celebrate.

Empathy Red Blend and high west whiskey
Apple cider donuts that pair with Empathy Red Wine

APPLE CIDER DONUTS

Serves 6-12

INGREDIENTS
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup unsalted butter
¾ cup light brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup apple cider

DIRECTIONS
In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and whisk to combine. Set aside. Mix butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until uniform. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until incorporated. Add apple cider while mixing. Pour batter into donut pans but do not fill all the way. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Rotate halfway through baking. For a cinnamon sugar glaze, save some granulated sugar, cinnamon to combine with about half a cup of butter in the microwave.

EMPATHY ROSE POPSICLES

Serves 6-12

INGREDIENTS
1 heaping cup (150 gm) peeled, chopped pear
1 heaping cup (150 gm) stemmed, quartered strawberries
12 ounces Empathy® Rosé
2 ounces simple syrup
½ cup sliced strawberries, optional

DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Divide mixture between 10 (2.5 ounce) popsicle molds and place in freezer for 1 hour. Break up and frozen chunks and push sliced strawberries into mixture. Add popsicle sticks and freeze until solid, about 6 hours.
Unmold and enjoy!

Empathy Rose next to a plate of Empathy Rose Popsicles
Empathy white wine being used in a sangria recipe with oranges and raspberry's

EMPATHY WHITE WINE SANGRIA

Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS
1 Medium Orange
3 Pears
1 Lemon
1 Cup Berries
2 Tablespoons Agave
1 Bottle Empathy® 2020 White Blend

DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients in large pitcher and chill in fridge for at least 2 hours. If you like your Sangria fizzy, add 2 cups of club soda/seltzer.

EMPATHY RED BLEND CHARCUTERIE BOARD GOALS

We’re pairing our high-quality Red Blend with charcuterie boards that taste as good as they look.

BEST PAIRINGS
Cheddar
Manchego
Prosciutto

Empathy Red Blend next to a charcuterie board