How to make the Perfect Cocktail using Wine

When it comes to making cocktails for your guests, you can enjoy a huge choice of recipes and come up with some great creations for others to enjoy. If you are not very experienced when it comes to making cocktails, you will find plenty of tools and resources to help. In fact, you can become quite the expert when it comes to cocktail creations, which means you can impress your friends and family as well as put your creative juices to good use.

Cocktails come in many variations, but they all combine alcohol with some type of mixer, like juice or soda. To make your own version, you can muddle fruit or herbs in the bottom of cocktail shaker, then add your preferred liquor and mixer. Shake the mixture with ice and pour it through a strainer into a cocktail glass. Or, try a classic like a martini, mojito, mint julep, or margarita.

Don’t limit yourself to pouring straight from the bottle—experts swear you can make yummy cocktails using wine. We love these tasty recipes:

 

San Francisco Sangaree

  • 4 cherries
  • ¼ oz. simple syrup
  • 1½ oz. merlot
  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 1 lemon slice

To make simple syrup, mix equal parts hot water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Muddle cherries in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, simple syrup, wine, bourbon, and lemon slice. Shake and strain into a glass.

 

Cherry Jam

  • 1 spoon cherry jam
  • 1/3 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/3 oz. vodka
  • 3 oz. Chandon Brut Classic

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass.

 

Red Splash

  • 1½ oz. Camarena Tequila Silver
  • 1½ oz. pinot noir or malbec
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • ½ oz. agave nectar
  • 2 oz. grapefruit soda
  • Garnish: lime wedge

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

The Star Gazer

  • 2 oz. chardonnay
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • ½ oz. vanilla bean syrup
  • ½ oz. pineapple juice
  • Garnish: lime wedge

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

There are many more ways of tasting wine, don’t be shy and enjoy!!

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