Okay, this might be a little too much sugar for some. My advice: Don’t buy ‘Barefoot Moscato‘ if you’re just planning on sitting back to enjoy a nice crisp glass of wine; it’s way too sweet. I was aware of this already but I had to try it, and the sweetness was surely overwhelming.
See that? That’s an empty bottle of Barefoot Moscato (obviously). Once I opened it I had already committed, and I wasn’t going to just leave it. I forced it down slowly throughout the night, giving as much away as I could, I wanted it gone. I have a pretty strong stomach so I was able to get rid of it without hesitation, however, I wanted to just toss it. It was just bad folks, I would avoid this stuff if you want to enjoy yourself.
I’m not trying to bash the Moscato though. Most Moscato is great sipping wine, and this stuff is meant to be used as an ingredient when baking a cake or something along those lines. I said in my post: This ain’t your everyday ordinary wine blog that I wasn’t going to try and keep it unique, avoiding cliche posts such as recipes, but hey these are my 3 favorites, and probably nobody else’s. Here are a couple great recipes that include this unbelievably sweet wine:
- Moscato Cake – The name pretty much says it all. Moscato Cake requires 1 package of yellow cake mix, 1 package of vanilla pudding mix, a 3/4 cup of vegetable oil, a 3/4 cup of Moscato Barefoot Wine, a teaspoon of nutmeg and 4-5 eggs. It will take about 1.5 hours to prep and bake.
- Strawberry Moscato Pound Cake – This recipe requires you to make a Strawberry Moscato Glaze and a Lemon Glaze. Ingredients for the cake are: 4 ounces of strawberries, 3 ounces of Moscato Wine, 7 ounces of Strawberry Moscato puree, a pinch of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 13 ounces of cake flower, 5 beaten eggs, 1 teaspoon of sea salt, 18 ounces of white or brown sugar and 12 ounces of unsalted butter. This is one of my favorite recipes, when baked properly it is the perfect consistency and flavor.
- Ginger Moscato Margarita – This requires just 1 ounce of tequila, 1.5 ounces of your preferred Moscato, 1 ounce of lime juice, half an ounce of orange juice, a quarter ounce of ginger syrup, a teaspoon of salt and a slice of lime. I’m not sure why I didn’t make these, I think it was just my mood. If you’re having a get together and want to surprise your friends with something delicious and out of the ordinary, refer to this recipe.
My main point of this post was to say don’t buy Barefoot Moscato to drink, buy it to cook with (unless you like very sugary whites). Feel free to contact me if you’d like an extended list of delicious recipes using Barefoot Moscato wine!