August 30, 2020 | POSTED IN

The Last Call

white wine cocktails in old cut crystal wine glasses with grapefruit and thyme garnishes

This is the time of year that we are busy sampling grapes in the field, always seeking to find that perfect moment for harvest. We froze a few of these grapes to enjoy later. A fun thing to do is use the frozen grapes in place of ice in a cocktail – and no better cocktail than a Sidewinder original, the Last Call. This uses both our Sauvignon blanc and the grappa that we make in house from our grape pomace (pressings).


  • 4 oz Occasio Sauvignon Blanc (may be purchased here)
  • ½ oz Sidewinder Grappa (may be purchased here)
  • ½ oz grapefruit juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • dash of simple syrup (optional)


Combine all ingredients into a mixing tin. Shake and strain into a wine glass. Add ice, or as we do, frozen sauvignon blanc grapes. Garnish with a wedge or wheel of grapefruit and a sprig of thyme.