Cocktails with Wine

Wine is a favorite among many Americans for it´s not only unique and versatile taste but for its ability to make people very relaxed and happy. Many people choose to have this potent drink at least once a day with their meal to enhance the overall experience of eating and having quiet time for yourself. In our busy days with work, family, friends, or school, everyone needs to take a break and relax a little bit to unwind from the stress that our day to day life can bring to us, and many Americans know that wine can do that job a whole lot better for us than many other things out there. Wine offers so many benefits to people, and comes in so many flavors, that there is always a least one flavor out there for everyone to enjoy. The best thing about wine is that no matter how many times you drink it you can never get sick of it because it comes in so many different combinations and flavors and can be manipulated to produce an array of different tastes that are sure to satisfy everyone no matter the mood they are in. If you don´t believe me then take a look at these all around amazing wine cocktails that produce an array of flavor bursting combinations that are sure to keep you happy every single day no matter what you are in the mood for!
Wine Cocktail Recipes

Red Wine Delight
Ingredients
• Favorite red wine
• Ice
• Lemon lime soda
• Sliced limes
This cocktail recipe from velvetpalate is a delight for all you red wine lovers! Grab your favorite 1894 red wine and pour about ¾ of it into your favorite cocktail glass. Next, pour about ¼ cup of lemon lime soda. Throw in some ice to your desire and garnish with delicious ripe and cut limes to provide a more citrusy, refreshing flavor to your cocktail. Plus it will make your cocktail very aesthetically pleasing and extremely professional looking!
San Francisco Sangaree
Ingredients
• Simply syrup
• Bourbon
• Ice
• Cherries
• Merlot
• Lemon slices
This is a delicious wine recipe that starts off with a simple syrup! If you are not sure how to make simple syrup, don’t worry! Simple syrup is quite simple to make (get it?). All you need to do is make equal parts hot water and sugar together until the sugar has dissolved. Use a cocktail shaker to muddle 4 cherries. Next add however much ice you want, ¼ oz. simple syrup, 1 ½ oz. merlot, 1 oz. bourbon, and 1 lemon slice. Shake all the ingredients together and pour into your favorite glass. Enjoy this dark, rich drink with a yummy dinner or a delicious snack of cheese and dried fruits!
Sangria Blanco

Ingredients
• 2 lemons, thinly sliced
• 1 pink grapefruit, thinly sliced
• 2 cups fresh pink grapefruit juice
• 1 375-ml bottle Dolin blanc or dry vermouth
• 1½ cups Suze Saveur d’Autrefois
• ¾ cup pisco
• ¼ cup torn fresh mint leaves
• 2 750-ml bottles chilled Vinho Verde
This delicious recipe comes from bonappetit! To begin this cocktail start with a large pitcher or bowl and mix in your lemon slices, grapefruit slices, grapefruit juice, vermouth, suze, pisco, and mint. Refrigerate and chill for about 4 hours. Add your vinhoverde to the mix right before serving. This mouthwatering cocktail holds about 16 servings so that you and your friends can enjoy together! Or you can keep it all to yourself! The choice is up to you!
Rosé Blood Orange Lemonade
Ingredients
• Rosé wine
• Lemon juice
• Orange juice
• Water
• Granulated sugar
This cocktail recipe was shared by a website called purewow! To make this summer cocktail the only thing you need to do, is mix equal parts roséwine, lemon juice, orange juice, and water. Pour in as much sugar as you want depending on how sweet you wish the drink to be and that is it! From there you can enjoy this cocktail to beat the summer heat, while chilling outside by the lake, ocean, pool, or simply in the comfort of your home!
Pretty in Pink

Ingredients
• 12 oz Pink Moscato
• 2 oz cherry brandy
• ¼ cup chopped, pitted cherries
• 4-6 strawberries, hulled and sliced (plus more for garnish)
• 2 stems of fresh mint leaves
This cocktail recipe was also shared by the website purewow! It incorporates an extremely sweet and fruity drink that is perfect for the summer time or any time you decide that you need something a bit sweet and refreshing into your life! Take an 8 oz.glass and put in the cherries at the bottom of the glass. Pour in the cherry brandy afterwards. Then add in the pink moscato to the cherries and brandy mix. Garnish the top with the strawberries and mint. To make your drink look even prettier in pink garnish with another strawberry on the side of the glass. After that take cool pictures of your artistic and pretty looking drink and enjoy!
UK Sour
Ingredients
• Red Wine
• 1 ½ oz. Scotch Whiskey
• Apricot Liqueur
• ¾ oz. Lemon Juice
• Cinnamon Syrup
If you really are a risk taker when it comes to your alcohol and really enjoy when your drinks pack in a serious punch than look no further. This drink has an extreme sour taste that is quite strong, but delicious to consume nonetheless. This drink was introduced by thespruce.com and starts off with the basic scotch whiskey. Add in the cinnamon syrup and lemon juice so that you can bring out the slight sweet notes that are in the drink itself. Splash in some red wine and apricot liqueur to play upon the strong sour flavor. When it comes to the red wine, apricot liquer, and cinnamon syrup feel free to play around with the amount of each ingredient. If you want a more sweet and a subtle sour punch that it is recommended to pour a bit more of the ingredients. If you feel that you want quite the opposite and really crave something powerful, then try pouring in lessof the ingredients so that the strong flavors of the whiskey and lemon juice take over instead. Surprise your friends with this one of a kind, in your face drink, if you are really needing some intense flavors.
Something Blue

Ingredients
• 2 oz. White wine
• 2 oz. Hpnotiqliqeur
• 1 oz. Ginger ale
This recipe was introduced from the website the spruce. Just three ingredients mixed together creates this very cool blue looking drink that almost resembles the adult version of blue kool-aid. To start off the drink simply build all 3 ingredients in a champagne flute, and voila your drink is ready!The drink carries a more tropical flavor with it that is brought about from the fruity blend of the hpnotiqliqeur. The tropical flavor mixes in with the soft flavor of white wine and the fizzy, carbonated texture of the ginger ale, to create this totally original and super fun cocktail drink that sort of brings nostalgic kid feelings when you take a look at the color!
The Gold Mine
Ingredients
• ½ oz. sweet sherry
• ½ oz. scotch whiskey
• ½ oz. galianoliquer
• 1 tsp. egg white
• 1 oz. lime juice
• 1 oz. lemonade
This drink from the spruce.com is quite intriguing to look at. I would say this cocktail produces a orange and gold looking drink with a sort of ombre effect in which the color is lighter at the top. This is the foam from the egg white taking place. To get this drink going simply put in the galianoliqueur, sherry, egg white, and lime juice into the cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake the ingredients very well. Strain the mixture into a chilled glass with more ice. Top it off with some lemonade. Garnish your drink to make it more aesthetically pleasing such as a skewered orange slice and a cherry!
Sonoma
Ingredients
• 2 ½ oz. Chilled unoaked chardonnay
• ½ ounce calvados
• 2 ½ tsp. Honey syrup
• 1 tsp. Verjus
• 2 drops of salt solution
• Ice
• 1 lemon twist and a sprig of thyme for garnish
This cocktail recipe introduced by the food and wine website, offers a refreshing twist on chardonnay with its unique ingredient of salt solution. In the mixing glass, combine the chardonnary, calvados, honey syrup, verjus, and salt solution. To make the honey syrup, combine 3 ½ ounces of water with about 5 ½ teaspoons of kosher salt and stir until the salt has dissolved. Allow the water and salt mixture to stand for 10 minutes. Transfer to a jar. You can keep this honey mixture for up to 1 month for good use. This recipe alone makes about 3 1/2 ounces of honey syrup. Fill the mixing glass with ice and stir well before straining into a chilled wineglass. Pinch the lemon twist over the drink for a bit of lemon drops. Then add the lemon to the glass. For the finishing touch, add the sprig of thyme and enjoy!
Mulled Red Wine with Muscovado Sugar

Ingredients
• Two 750 milliliter bottles of fruity red wine such as merlot or zinfandel
• Zest strips from 1 orange
• 1 ½ cups of muscovado sugar or other brown sugar
• 2 teaspoons of black peppercorn, lightly crushed
• One 3 inch cinnamon stick that is broken into smaller pieces
• 3 bay leaves
• 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, lightly crushed
This cocktail recipe is brought to you by the food and wine website. This cocktail produces a really pronounced spiced flavor that is perfect for the fall. The fennel seeds and cinnamon really help to enhance that spiced, fall flavor that everyone loves. Start the drink off by putting the peppercorn balls, fennel seeds, and cinnamon into a cheesecloth or large tea ball and wrap. Secure the ingredients with a kitchen string. Put together the aromatics with the wine, bay leaves, and orange in a large saucepan. Cover the pan and simmer the ingredients for 10 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and leave it covered for 30 minutes. Stir in the sugar after removing the aromatics and orange zest strips. Make sure that you continue stirring in the sugar until it has completely dissolved. Serve this cocktail warm in a glass or mug. This cocktail is definitely different for it isn´t served cold and is very reminiscent of a warm, fall drink to keep you feel cozy during the decreasing temperatures!
Violent Fairytales
Ingredients
• 1 ounceavuaamurana aged cahaca
• ½ ounce amaromontenegro
• 6-8 dashes of Peychaud´s Bitter
• 3 ounce sparkling wine
Stir the first three ingredients together over ice and from there strain in a flute or a coupe. Top the mixture off with sparkling wine and an orange twist garnish, and from there you are good to go! Enjoy!
Rosewater Fizz
Ingredients
• Champagne
• 3 dashes of rose water
• 1 ounce of pomegranate juice
• Pomegranate seeds for garnish
In a champagne flute, add both the rose water and pomegranate juice. Top it off with some champagne and garnish with pomegranate seeds. So delightfully easy, but extremely satisfying and refreshing, and who could ignore the gorgeous pink color that captures one´s attention and is vibrant enough to remind everyone of summer fun.
Conclusion

As you can see these are just some of the many, many wine cocktail recipes that you can try out. With numerous amounts of juice, wine, and fruity flavors to add there is absolutely no way that one could get bored with playing around with wine. The drink practically mixes well with everything and tastes good in combination with other foods. Plus there are wine cocktails for every season that hone in on different combinations of flavor depending on what you are in the mood for and what the environment around you is calling for. Spread out some cheese, bread, and fruit and get a wine cocktail party going with friends as you try out various, fun recipes. With this article you can only realize that one doesn´t simply dislike wine, more so have simply just not found the right wine for them.

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