Moscato is said to be one of the most popular wines amongst the female population of Australia and it is no surprise. The sweet, bubbly wine has a refreshing and delicious taste that appeals to nearly everyone.
Of course, the Romans were onto how great this wine was and are believed to have given the grape its name, as they found its distinctive aroma akin to that of musk, and hence called it Moscato.
One of Australia’s favourite wines, the Brown Brothers Moscato is a delightful reminder of the warmer months with its aromas of musk and freshly crushed grapes and we have to say, it is our favourite wine of all.
Speaking of Brown Brothers Moscato, Brown Brothers have just released a new wine that blends their famous Moscato with Chardonnay. The chardonnay tones down the sweetness of the Moscato, so if you think Moscato is too sweet for you, this new blend is for you. I shared a bottle with a friend last weekend at a bbq and it really is a lovely wine. Not as dry as a chardonnay but not as sweet as Moscato either. It is a perfect blend of the two and goes perfectly with most meals or even on its own on a warm, sunny afternoon. I highly recommend you try it. It really is a lovely wine.
I shared a bottle with a friend last weekend at a bbq and it really is a lovely wine. Not as dry as a chardonnay but not as sweet as Moscato either. It is a perfect blend of the two and goes perfectly with most meals or even on its own on a warm, sunny afternoon. I highly recommend you try it.
Of course, Moscato isn’t just for drinking. Yes, really! You can make cupcakes out of it. What could be better than cupcakes or wine? Combine the two! Of course, no one said you can’t drink the remaining Moscato while making the cupcakes… or while waiting for them to cook… or while you wait for them to cool down to ice 😉
So, here is our Moscato cupcake recipe. Enjoy!!
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1/3 cup Brown Brothers Moscato
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp white vinegar
Method: Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Prepare 2 cupcake tins with liners. Combine flour, soda, salt & sugar. Separately, combine oil, Moscato, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and vinegar and mix until blended. Mix wet ingredients into dry and mix until just combined. Scoop into prepared cupcake holes, filling each 3/4 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done. Should make 12-18 cupcakes.
MOSCATO VANILLA FROSTING
120g cream cheese – room temperature
120g butter – room temperature
2 tbsp Brown Brothers Moscato
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups icing sugar
Method: Combine cream cheese and butter, mixing well. Add Moscato and vanilla, mix together. Add icing sugar and whip until smooth and light. Ice your cooled Moscato cupcakes, and enjoy!