Troddenvale is part of a growing number of Virginian producers pushing the limits of wine and cider. From heirloom apple blends to co-fermented apple and fruit wines, Troddenvale's approach is one in honor of what the land and the season bring.
We used their #6 in this recipe, a blend of 50% Vidal Blanc, 41% Pomme Gris apple, and 9% Damson Plum. We encourage you to explore their latest releases for this cocktail. Like the seasons, every release is different.
- 3 oz Troddenvale Special Edition #6 Sparkling Fruit Wine
- ½ elderflower simple syrup (recipe below) or St. Germain
- 1 dash Artemisia Junio Elder Bitters
- Chill all of the ingredients well. Add the Troddenvale to a wineglass or champagne flute. Add the elderflower syrup and bitters. Stir gently with a bar spoon. Serve at once.
For the elderflower syrup:
Gather 25 elderflower clusters. Remove as much green material as possible, reserving the white blossoms. In a large pot, add the elderflowers, the juice and zest of 4 lemons, 4 cups of water, and 4 cups of sugar. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove the syrup from the heat and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved. Allow the flowers to steep in the syrup for 30-60 minutes. Strain and store in the refrigerator.