image of Eton mess and Flowers for Lucy Moscato

Dessert Unleashed: Moscato, Meringues, and Music with Lucy

Let’s Get Messy with Moscato

Who said wine and dessert needed to be all prim and proper? Not us! Here at Koonara, we’re throwing the rulebook out the window and diving fork-first into a dessert that’s as chaotic as it is delicious. Teaming up with the culinary wizard, Gavin from ‘Another Food Blogger’, we’ve whipped up an Eton Mess that’s about to rock your world – and it’s got a date with our Flowers for Lucy Moscato.

The Sweet Story Behind the Sip

Remember those heart-melting moments when little Lucy would parade into the cellar door, arms overflowing with flowers for her dad, Dru? That’s the spirit bottled in our Flowers for Lucy Moscato. With every sip of this pale apricot nectar, bursting with muscat roses and lychee love notes, you’re basically frolicking in a field of flowers. Except you’re probably on your couch. And that’s totally fine too.

A close up of a bottle of Flowers for Lucy Moscato with a bright bunch of flowers alongside it.

Eton Mess: Where Elegance Meets Kitchen Anarchy

This Eton Mess is like that one friend who’s a blast at parties – a little wild, incredibly sweet, and unforgettable. Meringues? Crispy on the outside, party on the inside. Strawberries swimming in syrup with a balsamic kick? It’s like they’re salsa dancing across your taste buds. And when you pile it all into a glorious heap of delicious disarray, you’ve got yourself a dessert that’s as fun to make as it is to eat. Are you convinced yet?

Why This Pairing is Just Like Your Favourite Rom-Com

Just like those unlikely couples in rom-coms who end up perfect for each other, our Flowers for Lucy Moscato and this Eton Mess were absolutely meant to be. The Moscato’s flirtatious fizz and cheeky sweetness cut through the meringue’s crunch, and the fruit’s tang is like a love letter sealed with a kiss. It’s the culinary equivalent of “You had me at hello.”

A close up of two glasses of Eton Mess.

Love Letters to Lucy

You know it, we know it, our Flowers for Lucy is a real crowd favourite. But in case you need a bit of convincing, check out the love letters we have received (and by love letters, we totally mean online reviews)

Jo said, “This is the one Moscato I do like – most are just too sweet. I have shared this with some friends on summer afternoons, and it has been well-liked by all – including those who don’t usually like this style of wine.”

It looks like we have Jodi converted too. “Flowers for Lucy is the reason I’ve started drinking wine. “

Heni was also quite excited. “The best Moscato I’ve ever tried, so easy to drink, it’s almost dangerous! This will be my summer go-to for sure”

A glass of Moscato being held by a woman who is blurry in the background the glass of wine is sharply in focus.

Lucy’s Playlist: Where Cooking Meets Concert

As always, we know wine and food go better with music, so we have for you what we think is the ultimate vibe. Lucy (the one with the flowers) created this playlist back in 2020. We think it’s the perfect match for both the wine and the Eton mess. It’s an “I’m cooking but really performing in concert” kinda playlist. One that will banish the blahs and bring on the woohoos!  Warning: It may cause spontaneous happiness and an uncontrollable urge to dance like nobody’s watching.

Are you drooling yet?

Are your tastebuds salivating at all the talk of this summer delight? It’s time to Roll up your sleeves, open the Moscato, and let the good times roll with this no-holds-barred dessert pairing. Be sure to share your messy masterpieces, your sips of bliss, and all the fun in between with us. Because if there’s anything better than a perfect dessert and wine combo, it’s sharing it with the world. Use the hashtags #koonarawines and #flowersforlucy so we can savour the sips with you.

A bottle of Flowers for Lucy Moscato with 2 glasses of Eton Mess

Eton Mess

This timeless British delight is an all-season favorite, blending layers of taste and texture into a delectable masterpiece.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine Australian, Crowd Food, Festive, Sweets
Servings 6



  • 2 egg whites
  • 120 g castor sugar
  • Strawberry Syrup
  • 500 g strawberries
  • 100 g castor sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 orange – zested


  • 600 ml heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • Balsamic reduction
  • 250 g strawberries
  • Mint



  • In a stand mixer whisk egg whites until stiff peaks approx. 7-8mins
  • Add sugar in 3 batches and whisk each time until stiff peaks form approx. 3mins
  • Spoon 8 dollops of meringue mixture onto lined baking sheet and bake @ 110c for 1hr or until firm. Allow to cool in the oven

Strawberry Syrup

  • Dice strawberries and add to saucepan with vanilla, sugar, orange zest and water
  • Simmer for 8-10mins, allow to cool completely
  • Store in the fridge until ready to use


  • Whip the cream with icing sugar until it holds it’s shape
  • Chop berries into bite sized pieces
  • Pick some mint leaves for garnish


  • Layer strawberries, meringue, cream, strawberry syrup into a bowl/glass and repeat with a second layer
  • Add drizzle of balsamic and mint leaves for garnish


  • •Every element can be made in advance – making this a great dessert for a dinner party. Just don’t put it all together until serving it
  • Shop-bought meringues work great, too, if you don’t have time!
  • Store cooked meringues in an airtight container
  • Don’t worry if your meringue cracks in the oven, as we are breaking them up anyway 😉
Keyword Dessert, Eton Mess, Meringue, strawberry

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