||Hula O Maui Sparkling Wine
Joined: Feb 21, 2006
From: Denver, CO
|Posted: 2006-04-20 4:55 pm  Permalink|
Hula O Maui Sparkling Pineapple Wine from Maui Winery is a wonderful, if not totally unexpected addition to any Tiki Drink repertoire. This sparkler is made in the traditional Champagne method and is indeed bottle fermented. Retail price is a bit high $18.00 but it is really worth it. It is wonderful on it's own or refreshingly unique in a mango mimosa. Try it it's very nice. Has tiny bubbles!
I thought it would be fun to brainstorm on some interesting cocktail recipes using sparkling pineapple wine.
Joined: Nov 06, 2002
From: Hockessin, Delaware
|Posted: 2006-04-21 05:55 am  Permalink|
Make tiki mimosas with it.
Just substitute it for the champane in a regular mimosa.
For an extra treat sink a dash of a fruit flavor liquor like some passion fruit liquor or some Midori into it..
Joined: Oct 31, 2004
From: Westminster, CO
|Posted: 2006-04-21 09:32 am  Permalink|
Thankfully, I happen to have a bottle of this stuff in the rack, and will have to do some experiments this weekend.
But I think the captian has the right idea...do kind of a Polynesian version of a Kir Royale (Ku Royale?):
1 barspoon Passion Fruit Syrup
Hula O Maui
Spoon Passion Fruit syrup in a flute, top with Hula O Maui...paper umbrella optional.
(I also think you might be able to get away with a touch of Coco lopez as well, because if I remember right, this stuff is a little drier than I thought it would be.)
Or how about this variation of a Royal Silver (Royal Hawaiian?):
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 1/2 oz. Pink Grapefruit Juice
1/8 oz. Orgeat Syrup
Hula O Maui
Shake first 3 ingredients together with ice and strain into a champagne flute that has been rimmed with coarse sugar (Fancy!). Top with Hula O Maui.
Feild trials coming shortly...
Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
|Posted: 2006-04-22 12:48 am  Permalink|
Sparkling! Nice attribute.
I find the Tedesci vintage of the pineapple wine too syrupy, although I love Tedesci's passion fruit wine.