7 DIY Cocktails You Can Whip Up For Your Next Soiree At Home
Wine is undoubtedly great on its own but sometimes, it’s good to just switch things up. Wine cocktails have been in existence for years but weren’t too well accepted as mixing wine with other things was ridiculed. As the F&B industry is becoming more and more open to new things, wine cocktails are gaining their rightful place back in the spotlight. Here are 10 easy recipes you can easily follow at home.
It is an Iberian drink, historically famous in Spain, Portugal, Greece, and England. Basically, it is a classic punch with fresh fruits, red wine, orange juice and rum, the best drink on a hot summer day. This recipe serves 6, takes just 10 minutes to prepare and takes a little over two hours to get ready.
1 1/2 cups rum
1/2 cup white sugar
1 (750 ml) bottle dry red wine
1 cup orange juice
This cocktail is served hot or warm and is best suited for winter evenings. It is made with red wine and some mulled spices.
1 (750 ml) bottle of dry red wine
1 orange, sliced into rounds
1/4 cup brandy (optional)
1/4 cup honey or sugar
8 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 star anise
Citrus slices (orange, lemon and/or lime), extra cinnamon sticks, extra star anise (optional garnished)
A simple red wine cocktail for a hot summer day. It belongs to the Basque region of Spain.
1/2 cup red wine
1/2 cup cola
1 lemon slice for garnish
It is a popular French cocktail made with white wine and blackcurrant liqueur (Crème de Cassis). It is famous in the Burgundy region of France. Substitute wine with Champagne and you have yourself a Kir Royale.
3/4 cup white wine
4 teaspoons Creme de Cassis liqueur
A no-fuss chilled drink, a spritzer is essentially white wine mixed and served with a carbonated drink. More flavours are enjoyed with flavoured additions like orange soda.
3/4 glass super-chilled white wine
1/4 glass super-chilled club soda
Slice of lime
Bellinis originate from Venice, Italy and aremade from Prosecco, a sparkling wine.
2 fluid ounces peach juice
4 fluid ounces chilled sparkling wine
1 tablespoon raspberry juice (optional)
It is a classic Champagne cocktail with a twist of citrus juice usually orange. Adrink well-suited for a brunch.
3/4 cup Champagne, chilled
1/4 cup orange juice