Make This Sparkling Cocktail for Valentine’s Day in the Hudson Valley

We don’t know about you, but we like sipping bubbly wine well past New Year’s.

Here’s a lovely effervescent cocktail from Milea Estate Vineyard’s general manager Russell Moss. He recommends jazzing up their Hudson Valley Vineyards Right Bank Brut Cuvée with Rhinebeck-based C. Cassis blackcurrant liqueur. Look forward to a full line of sparkling wines from HVV once it opens this summer; for now, the Brut Cuvée is available online at or at Milea’s tasting room in Staatsburg.

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Recipe by Russell MossCourse: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This recipe comes from Milea Estate Vineyards in Dutchess County.


  • Hudson Valley Vineyards Right Bank Brut Cuvée

  • C. Cassis black currant liqueur


  • Fill a chilled Champagne flute with 4 ½ oz. Brut Cuvée. Add ½ oz. liqueur, or to taste, and enjoy.

Related: This Spicy Chocolate Cake Recipe Is a Must-Try for Valentine’s Day

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