Jazz Up That Fruit Punch

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Muscat Fruit Punch

Looking for some alternatives to the traditional summer party punch?

Luckily our region is blessed with some beautiful fortified wines to give a modern twist on some classics for the festive season. Here are four suggestions from Winemakers of Rutherglen.

Muscat Fruit Cup (makes 1 jug)

2 handfuls of ice

1/4 Cup (60ml) Classic Muscat (6-10 years)

Sliced fruit; lemon, berries, orange

2 sprigs of mint plus some leaves for garnish

750ml of dry ginger ale

Add sliced fruit, sprigs of mint, ice and Classic Muscat to a jug and top with the ginger ale. Serve in gorgeous glassware with some mint leaves for garnish.

Muscat Sangria

Muscat Sangria (makes 1 jug)

2 handfuls of ice

¼ (60ml) Rutherglen Muscat (3-5 years)

Sliced fruit: orange, berries, apple

2 cinnamon sticks

750ml Rutherglen Shiraz

Add sliced fruit and Rutherglen Muscat to a jug and use a wooden spoon to lightly muddle the fruit with the muscat. After a minute of muddling, add ice, cinnamon sticks and shiraz. Serve in pretty glass jars and garnish with a slice of orange.

Muscat Modern
Muscat Modern

Muscat Modern

Large ice blocks

30 ml Classic Muscat (6010 years)

30ml gin

Pineapple juice

1 lime for juice and garnish

Put your ice in a tumbler glass and pour in Classic Muscat and gin, squeeze in a slice of lime, then top with pineapple juice. Muddle together and garnish with a couple of lime wedges.

Muscat Cooler
Muscat Cooler

Muscat Cooler

Large ice blocks

30ml Rutherglen Muscat (3-5 years)

1 lime for juice and garnish

Tonic water

Put your ice in a tumbler glass and pour in Rutherglen Muscat, squeeze in a slice of lime, then fill with tonic water. Mix together with a straw and garnish with a couple of lime wedges.

For more on Winemakers of Rutherglen visit www.winemakers.com.au