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Ménage à Trois Gold Wine Mint Julep
Ménage à Trois Gold: One Sip and You'll Be Totally Smitten

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Southern Charm in a Glass: The Ménage Mint Julep

It’s no secret that the lure of one of the biggest horse races is more than just the horses — many also come for the Mint Julep, too. Refreshingly refined with a fascinating history, the original “julab” was a delicate drink that was thought to enhance the quality of life. 
A longstanding track-day favorite, Mint Juleps were traditionally served in silver or pewter cups that kept the beverage cool and crisp in the balmy southern heat. 

Our spin on this Southern classic will not only leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, but may even improve your luck choosing the winning horse. In fact, we’re betting on Gold — Ménage à Trois Gold, that is — for our track-worthy drink. 

The extravagant Chardonnay melds perfectly with muddled mint for a mouthfeel that will send your taste buds galloping off to climax into a smooth, opulent, and buttery finish. 

Winner takes all. 

Ménage à Trois Gold Wine Mint Julep Ingredients:
Makes 2
- 8 Mint Leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish
- 1/2 Ounce Simple Syrup
- 1 Part Ménage à Trois Gold
- 1 Part Ginger Ale
- Crushed ice

Ménage à Trois Gold Wine Mint Julep Directions:
1. In a chilled julep cup or fizz glass, muddle the mint leaves and Simple Syrup. 
2. Fill glasses halfway with ice, then add equal parts Ménage à Trois Gold and ginger ale. 
3. Garnish each serving with a small sprig of mint. 
4. Set a swizzle stick or bar spoon in the cup and spin between your hands to mix. 
5. Top with additional crushed ice and garnish with the mint sprigs.

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Ménage à Trois Gold Golden Star Cocktail
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Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a Night Filled with Tasty Dumplings and Ménage à Trois California Red

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Get Sun Kissed With Our Golden Star Cocktail, Mixed With Ménage à Trois Gold

Carambola, star fruit, is native to Southeast Asia but was introduced to Florida about 100 years ago. Due to Florida’s warm climate, star fruit trees have flourished in the Sunshine State. The most common star fruit, the Golden Star is commercially grown in South Florida and has a tart yet juicy taste. It’s the splendor of history and mystery in a glass. 

Our curious find focuses on the Golden Star, which you can discover in your local grocery store several times of the year. Growing up in South Florida, one could find a star fruit tree growing in their backyard, and that’s exactly how we discovered this juicy afternoon snack. It makes us reminisce about days spent outside collecting baskets full of star fruit and sharing them, as much as we didn’t want to, with our friends and neighbors.​

At Ménage à Trois, we’re celebrating this curious find with the toast of a cocktail—a Golden Star Cocktail, that is. 

Golden Star Cocktail Recipe:  ​
What you’ll need: ​
- 2-star fruits​
- 1 lime​
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup
- 3/4 cup Ménage à Trois Gold
- 2 dashes of orange bitters​
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons natural sugar, for garnish​
- Crushed ice​
- Sparkling water or soda​
 ​
How to make:​
1. Slice one star fruit and pop out any visible seeds with the tip of a knife.​
2.Place it in a blender along with the juice of a lime, Ménage à Trois Gold, simple syrup, pineapple juice, and orange bitters. Blend until smooth.​
3. Slice one star fruit for garnishes, making slits so the slices sit on the sides of the glasses.​
4. Place sugar in a shallow dish. Slide the sliced star fruit around the rim of glasses and then dip the rims in the sugar mixture.​
5. Fill glasses with ice. Pour the blended mixture over the ice, and top it off with sparkling water or soda.

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Ménage à Trois Gold and Conch Ceviche

Gold

"Let us lavish you in delicious riches."

Live the Exotic Island Life! Our Seaside Recipe for Conch Ceviche and Ménage à Trois Gold

What is it about island life that calls us? Is it the way the sun, sand, and sea transport us to another world? Or is it because we seek adventure and desire to challenge the status quo? Whatever the reason, we’re exploring the luxurious tastes of the islands with a delectable recipe for Conch Ceviche.

In April 1982, the island of Key West seceded from the Union, and, although the secession was short-lived, the island’s passion for independence and uniqueness still rings true today. That’s why we’re celebrating a world filled with color and flavor from the sea around us with our Key West-inspired Conch Ceviche. This recipe ebbs and flows with flavor, transporting you to your very own island oasis. 

To showcase these nautical flavors, serve with Ménage à Trois Gold: a luxe white blend that spoils the senses with a wealth of ripe tropical fruit flavors, grand French vanilla, and hints of deluxe sweet spice. This meal is nothing short of lavish—a true tropical treasure. 

What are you waiting for? The island life awaits!

Conch Ceviche Recipe
Ingredients
- 1 pound fresh conch, sliced 1/4-inch thick (or fish of your choice – White Tuna or Grouper)
- 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large avocado, diced into 1/3-inch pieces
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro, plus leaves for garnish
- 1 orange, segments
- Limes
- Salt

How to Make It:
1. Line a baking sheet with plastic wrap. Arrange the conch in a single layer on the baking sheet and freeze until fairly firm, about 15 minutes.
2. Stack the slices of fish. Using a very sharp chef’s knife, cut the fish into neat 1/2-inch cubes. Transfer the cubed fish to a medium glass or ceramic bowl and stir in the red onion, lime juice, and black pepper. Cover the fish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour, stirring gently with a plastic spatula every 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Just before serving, gently fold in the diced avocado, orange segments, and chopped cilantro. Season the ceviche with salt. Transfer the ceviche to a serving bowl or individual glasses. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
4. Serve with tortilla chips and Ménage à Trois Gold.

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Made You Blush: Our Pink Flamingo Prosecco Cocktail Is Bubbling With Flirtatious Fun

Prosecco

"Sparks will fly when we’re together."

Made You Blush: Our Pink Flamingo Prosecco Cocktail Is Bubbling With Flirtatious Fun

Sparks aren’t the only thing that will fly when you stir up our Ménage à Trois Pink Flamingo Prosecco Cocktail. Not only does this blush-hued beverage look as mesmerizing as these beautifully majestic birds, but its sparkling, light-and-bubbly taste will tickle your fancy like only a pink flamingo’s feathers could.
 
It is believed that flamingos are monogamous and mate for life, and while we adore a good love story, we couldn’t resist adding a little Ménage à Trois to the mix! Our Prosecco is so tempting, you can’t help succumbing to the lovely citrus and bright green apple flavors—accentuated even more by this cocktail’s tantalizing flavors.
 
Share with someone special over a fresh fruit tart, under the golden rays of the blazing sun, or under the moonlit sky. You never know—like the pink flamingos, you may find your mate for life, too. 

What's Needed:
- 1 bottle Ménage à Trois Prosecco, chilled
- 2 ounces Rose Water
- 2 ounces Elder Flower Simple Syrup
- 3 tablespoons fresh wild rose petals (washed)
- Handful fresh mint leaves (garnish/optional)
 
What To Do:
1. Prepare 2 glasses and fill each glass with 1 ounce Rose Water and 1 ounce Elder Flower Simple Syrup. Top with Ménage à Trois Prosecco (chilled). Garnish with fresh wild rose petals and a mint leaf.
2. Serve.

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Is your desire to spice up the night? Your wish is our command with this Chimichurri Skirt Steak recipe and Decadence wine pairing

Decadence

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Is your desire to spice up the night? Your wish is our command with this Chimichurri Skirt Steak recipe and Decadence wine pairing

When you are preparing a meal, taste often takes the spotlight, leaving the other senses neglected. This month begs for all desires to be satiated with a feast unlike any other. Diving into an evening made for the senses, Ménage à Trois is featuring an exotic Chimichurri Skirt Steak. The garlic, parsley, and oregano in the sauce help bring out the natural flavors of the meat.
 
A dinner this lavish should be paired with Ménage à Trois Decadence. Generous berry aromas kissed by bittersweet chocolate make this a wine of unadulterated extravagance. Together, the wine and Chimichurri Skirt Steak create a pairing fit for an evening of indulgences.
 
PREP TIME
- 5 mins
COOK TIME
- 10 mins
TOTAL TIME
- 15 mins
 
INGREDIENTS:
Chimichurri Sauce
- 1 cup parsley leaves, tightly packed
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp. red pepper flakes
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- ½ tsp. salt or ¾ tsp. sea salt flakes
- Black pepper
- ½ cup olive oil
 
Skirt Steak
- 1 lb. skirt steak
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce
- Salt and pepper (light on salt; soy sauce has a lot of salt)
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
Chimichurri Sauce
1. Place parsley, garlic, red pepper flakes, and red wine vinegar in a food processor. Finely chop; do not puree.
2. Transfer into a small bowl. Add salt, pepper, and olive oil, and stir to combine. Set aside for 1 hour before use; overnight is even better. If using as a marinade, you can use it immediately.
3. Refrigerate in an airtight container. Use within 3 days. Makes approx. ¾ cup.
 
Skirt Steak
1. Optional marinating: Transfer ¼ cup of Chimichurri Sauce bowl with the steak and soy sauce.
2. Heat grill or heavy-based skillet over high heat until smoking.
3. Remove skirt steak from marinade and sprinkle each side with salt and pepper.
4. Add skirt steak and cook for 2 minutes on each side or to your desired temperature.
5. Transfer to a plate; let rest by covering loosely with foil for 7-10 minutes.
6. Cut thin slices against the grain and serve.
7. Use remaining Chimichurri Sauce as a side for more desired flavor.

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Sip With Style in This Trendy, Wine-Dyed DIY Scarf
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Sip With Style in This Trendy, Wine-Dyed DIY Scarf

One might argue that spring is simply the most stylish season — and we’re inclined to agree! From budding floral prints to bright, beautiful colors, there’s something about warm-weather style that awakens your creativity and calls out to your inner fashionista.
 
With that in mind, we say embrace your trendy side and flaunt your exceptional taste in both wine and style with a gorgeous, dip-dyed scarf made with Ménage à Trois red wine. This stylish and imaginative DIY project takes the “art of wine” to a whole new fashionable level. Not only is this project a great way to express your inner diva designer, but it’s also an opportunity to use your open bottle of wine in a fresh new way. Dare you let an open bottle go to waste? Not on our watch!
 
We know how spirited you get thinking about drinking and sharing your favorite Ménage à Trois wine — now you’ll be wearing it well, too.  

Tie-Dye Supplies:
- White, 100 percent cotton scarf (or other cotton item)
- Approx. one bottle of Ménage à Trois California Red Wine
- Large bowl
- Rubber bands
- Rubber gloves
- Paper towels or rags for spills
 

How to Make:
1. Get Set Up. If you have purchased a new scarf, machine wash and dry it first, but don’t use fabric softener or a dryer sheet, to avoid leaving any residue on the fabric that might repel the ink. Cover your workspace with a plastic tablecloth (or set this up outside).
2. Prepare Your Wine. In a large bowl, pour approximately one bottle of Ménage à Trois California Red Wine
3. Prepare Your Shirt. Twist the scarf and wrap with rubber bands to secure it in your desired pattern.
4. Wine the Scarf. Place your scarf in the bowl with wine, making sure it is completely immersed in wine. Let soak for 12 hours to allow the wine to set and the colors to become vibrant.
5. Rinse. After 12 hours, put on a pair of rubber gloves, remove the scarf from the wine and rinse it in cold water (without removing the rubber bands) until the water runs clear. Then remove the rubber bands and rinse again. Finally, hang and let air dry.

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Honey, Bee Sweet With Our Bee Sting Honey Cocktail That’s Dripping With Ménage Gold
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Honey, Bee Sweet With Our Bee Sting Honey Cocktail That’s Dripping With Ménage Gold

Unlike its namesake, the Bee Sting Honey Cocktail we’ve mixed up is quite simply the bee’s knees. Made with Ménage à Trois Gold and sweet honey, it’ll have you buzzing with the goodness.

It’s a cocktail to enjoy outside with friends on a warm March day and will have you dreaming of spring weather that’s sure to come.

What’s needed:
- 3 Tablespoons Honey
- 3 Teaspoons Hot Water
- 1 Lemon
- 2 Cups Ménage Gold Chardonnay
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
 
What to do:
1. Mix the honey and the hot water to create a honey syrup.
2. In a shaker, add Ménage Gold, the lemon juice, and two to three tablespoons of the honey syrup.
3. Add ice and shake the cocktail vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
4. Strain into a martini glass (or over ice in a rocks glass) and serve with a lemon twist.

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Put a Little Happy in Your Hour With These Crispy Avocado Fries

California Red Wine

"We promise you a luscious love affair."

Put a Little Happy in Your Hour With These Crispy Avocado Fries

We all know that excitement we get when the clock strikes the hour of Happy Hour and we hit our local bar or restaurant for discounted drinks and snacks. So why not host your own happy hour from your home instead? Your friends and co-workers can gather together, relaxing over signature cocktails, tempting finger foods, and Ménage à Trois wine.
 
Your happy hour is sure to be a huge success when you premiere these tantalizing Crispy Avocado Fries. They’re crunchy on the outside, yet creamy in the middle, and your guests are certain to find this recipe completely irresistible. Pair it with Ménage à Trois California Red and your hour will be more than just happy … it will be beyond satisfying.

What’s needed:
- Avocado Fries
- 2 Large Avocados, Sliced
- Juice of 1/2 Lime
- Kosher Salt & Pepper to Taste
- 1/4 Cup Flour
- 1 Egg, Lightly Beaten
- 1 Cup Bread Crumbs of Your Choice
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Red Wine Chipotle Sauce
- 1 Chipotle Chile in Adobo Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Ménage à Trois Red Blend
- 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1/3 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1/4 Teaspoon Dried Dill
- Kosher Salt, to Taste
 
What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil in sheet tray or baking dish; set aside.
2. Squeeze fresh lime juice on avocado slices to preserve their color while baking. Season with salt, pepper. Dip in flour, then dip in egg and coat with breadcrumbs. Be sure the avocado slices are coated very well with breadcrumbs.
3. Place in a single layer on the greased sheet pan. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil. This will help the avocado slices crisp in the oven. 
4. Bake for 15 minutes or until the avocados are golden and crispy. For additional crispness, more oil can be drizzled while they are baking.
5. Serve with red wine chipotle dipping sauce!
 
Red Wine Chipotle Dipping Sauce:
1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth, about 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture is nice and creamy. Enjoy and refrigerate leftovers!

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Feast Like a Lion With Our Lamb and Ménage Decadence Food Pairing

Decadence

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Feast Like a Lion With Our Lamb and Ménage Decadence Food Pairing

It may have been an old saying that we’ve heard once or twice in passing, but “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” rings true when referring to March. It’s a month known to start with bad weather, and we ask ourselves how much patience we have to put up with another dreary day. Yet we march on and just as swiftly as this stormy month rolls in, it changes its tune and leaves us softly like a lamb.

So, let’s feast on a recipe that’s as dramatic as this month’s weather patterns. Savory lamb and buttery lion biscuits – this is one dinner we wouldn’t want to pair anything else with besides Ménage à Trois Decadence.

Ingredients:
- 8 1/2-inch-thick Lamb Loin Chops (about 2 pounds)
- Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
- Pinch of Dried Rosemary
- 3 Tablespoons Extra-virgin Olive Oil
- 8 Small Garlic Cloves, Halved
- 3 Tablespoons Water
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 Tablespoons Minced Parsley
- Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper
 
Directions:
1. Season the lamb with salt and pepper and sprinkle lightly with rosemary. In a very large skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Add the lamb chops and garlic and cook over moderately high heat until the chops are browned on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn the chops and garlic and cook until the chops are browned, about 2 minutes longer for medium meat. Transfer the chops to plates, leaving the garlic in the skillet.
2. Add the water, lemon juice, parsley, and crushed red pepper to the pan and cook, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom, until sizzling, about 1 minute. Pour the garlic and pan sauce over the lamb chops and serve immediately.
3. Pair with Ménage Decadence and your favorite buttery lion biscuits.

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Pop Power Ballads and a Glass of Ménage à Trois? We’re Exploring Our Favorite Wines to Jam Out With

We all listen to music in different ways, whether we’re putting pop power ballads on with our friends before a night out or winding down from a long day with acoustic remakes. Here at Ménage à Trois, we believe that certain wines and genres of music can really set the scene and our mood. So, explore with us as we pop the cork to our favorite wine and pop album.

Midnight:
It’s the weekend and we’re getting ready for a night out. We’re setting the mood with albums that feature an electropop or dance-pop sound while pouring ourselves and our friends a glass of Ménage Midnight. A little dangerous with bold blackberry flavors, Midnight is electropop’s and dance-pop’s match. Get dancing with this up-tempo music and let Ménage Midnight reveal your deepest, darkest desires.

Our #MenageMix Midnight playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/menageatroiswines/playlist/46gEe80QmcMB7nt...

Gold:
When enjoying a glass of luxuriously smooth Ménage Gold during a late afternoon gathering, we wouldn’t pair any other music than pop power ballads to make things purely blissful. Slower in tempo with lush melodies and harmonies, pop power ballads flow right along with Gold’s tropical fruit flavors that mingle endlessly with grand French vanilla hints of deluxe sweet spice.

Our #MenageMix Gold playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/menageatroiswines/playlist/7jVuXRDXtBTX3jT...

Now that we’ve been imagining time spent with music and Ménage à Trois, let’s get to popping a cork and listening to our favorite albums.

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