Upstate of Mind


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The Upstate of Mind

Here's an ingredients list that might seem unexpected, but this combination of bourbon, sparkling wine, ice wine and orange zest creates an effervescent and dare we say, beguiling cocktail that will keep you coming back for more. The ice wine serves as the sweetener and adds richness to the drink, which is excellent as a pre-dinner apertif, but is versatile enough to keep drinking through the evening. 

The Upstate of Mind
makes one cocktail

  • 1/2 ounce bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce Riesling ice wine (or a similar dessert wine)
  • 4 ounces sparkling wine (preferably cava)
  • 1 orange twist, for garnish
  1. In a chilled coupe, swirl the bourbon to coat the inside of the glass, letting any extra remain at the bottom.
  2. Add the ice wine to the coupe and top with the sparkling wine.
  3. Garnish with the orange peel and serve.
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