The next time you want to enjoy your favorite varietal, consider reaching for a cocktail menu instead of the wine list. Wine, port, sherry and other grape-based options are appearing as ingredients in high-end cocktails.
Here are 3 wine cocktails to sample at home.
1 oz Blanco tequila
.75 oz grapefruit juice
.25 oz simple syrup
2 dashes Peychaud Bitters
4 oz Champagne or sparkling wine
Combine all the ingredients and serve on ice.
Black Cherry Sangria
1 bottle Pinotage wine
1 cup Cranberry juice
1 cup black cherries, pitted and cut in half
1/2 cup Grand Marnier
Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well. Refrigerate for at least a few hours before serving.
1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc
1 cup watermelon juice
1/2 cup white grape juice
2 cups of watermelon balls
2 limes, cut into half wheels
1/2 oz lime juice
Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well. Serve immediately.