Tassel Ridge Winery | Leighton, IA | 641.672.WINE (9463)

Tassel Ridge® Drunken Fruit

Tassel Ridge® Drunken Fruit


  • 1 bottle Tassel Ridge Finalé Raspberry
  • 5–6 oz dried cherries
  • cornstarch slurry (recipe below)

Cornstarch Slurry Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp cold water



  1. Pour Tassel Ridge Finalé Raspberry into sauce pan. Bring to a simmer over low heat. Remove from heat. Add dried fruit. Let sit for 30 minutes. Remove fruit from wine and set aside. Return wine to heat. Bring to a hard boil. Stir in cornstarch slurry. Continue stirring until desired consistency. Return fruit to sauce. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Cornstarch Slurry Directions:

  1. Put cornstarch in small bowl. Add cold water. Stir until smooth paste forms and no lumps remain.

Recipe Notes

Try these combinations… or experiment with your own:

  • Tassel Ridge Finalé Blackberry with dried blueberries
  • Tassel Ridge Chocolate Granfinalé™ with dried cherries
  • Tassel Ridge Iowa Prairie Snow ® with dried apricots

Serving suggestions―use to top cheesecake, ice cream, or pound cake; use as or add to pie filling for a special treat; try Drunken Blueberries in muffins

Note that Chocolate Granfinalé™ may clash with chocolate desserts, so use it as cheesecake topping or with non-chocolate desserts.

Wine Recommendation―Tassel Ridge Finalé Raspberry.

Finalé Raspberry is a dessert wine with an intense rush of tart raspberry aroma and flavor. Yum!

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