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7 DIY Cocktails You Can Whip Up For Your Next Soiree At Home


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 lemon

1 lime

1 orange

1 1/2 cups rum

1/2 cup white sugar

1 (750 ml) bottle dry red wine

1 cup orange juice


  1. Refrigerate the fruit, rum, wine, and orange juice in advance.Slice the lemon, lime, and orange into thin rounds and place in a large glass pitcher. Add the rum and sugar. Pop it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Crush the fruit lightly with a wooden spoon and stir in the wine and orange juice. Adjust sweetness to taste.

Mulled Wine

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)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a non-aluminum saucepan, and bring to a simmer (not a boil — you don’t want to boil the alcohol out!) over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes or up to 3 hours. Strain, and serve warm with your desired garnishes.
  2. You can also place the oranges, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise in a cheesecloth. Then simply strain and pull out the bundle when ready to serve.


A simple red wine cocktail for a hot summer day. It belongs to the Basque region of Spain.


Ice cubes

1/2 cup red wine

1/2 cup cola

1 lemon slice for garnish


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Pour in red wine and cola; garnish with a slice of lemon.


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


  1. Pour wine and Crème de Cassis into a wine glass. Mix and serve.


 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


  1. Fill a wine glass halfway with the super-chilled wine.
  2. Add soda until the glass is three-quarters full(Note: You can also use ginger ale or lemon-lime soda or orange flavour-ed soda)
  1. Embellish the glass with a 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)


  1. Pour peach juice into a Champagne flute. Slowly pour sparkling wine over peach juice; let sit until liquids have blended, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour raspberry juice over Champagne mixture.


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


  1. Mix three parts of your favorite sparkling white to one part of your favourite orange juice.

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