7 Best Cocktails Made with Wine
While cocktails are traditionally associated with spirits, blending specific spirits with wine can make for an incredible drink, packed with fantastic flavors.
From the traditional Sangria and Aperol Spritz to more unusual flavor combinations, there are hundreds of delicious wine cocktail recipes for you to indulge in!
As a result, to make it easier for you to plan your drink menu the next time you decide to entertain, we’ve listed below seven delicious wine cocktails to serve this holiday season and all year round!
Perk things up a bit this festive season with a flavorsome homemade Cranberry-Spice cocktail.
This delightful concoction contains hard cider, cranberries, orange wedges, Aperol, and a hint of Lillet Blanc. In addition to a heavenly taste, the vibrant red color will perfectly complement the Christmas decorations in your home. Take the presentation up a notch by adding a cranberry and ginger garnish. You’ll Find the complete recipe here.
Frenched Hot Chocolate
Warm everyone’s heart on a cold winter’s day with a delicious Frenched Hot Chocolate cocktail! Made with Chartreuse, Calvados, and a dash of vanilla and cinnamon, this decadent drink will pair well with nut butter on rice cakes or crunchy pretzels. Find the complete recipe here.
White Wine Christmas Sangria
This dreamy and crispy Christmassy drink can be prepared by carefully blending dry white wine, brandy, and sugar. You can then add some grapes, cranberries, and apples in order to add an extra touch of sweetness and spruce up your cocktail presentation. Finally, add some fragrant rosemary to this fruity cocktail for a true taste of the holidays. Find out more about how to make a great White Wine Christmas Sangria here.
Red Moon Over Manhattan
For a creative and festive take on the classic Manhattan cocktail, add some red wine to bourbon before carefully blending in some golden syrup. Finish up by rubbing the rim of the glasses with some orange peel and garnish your drink with some gourmet Maraschino cherries for a top-notch festive presentation. Your guests will love you for it, You’ll find one of the many online recipes here.
If you want to surprise your guests with an incredible and unusual combination of flavors, serving them Clementine Martinis will be sure to help you achieve your goal! Indeed, this cheery, sparkling concoction is made with clementine juice, vodka, Cointreau, and prosecco or champagne. You’ll find the full cocktail recipe here. And to impress everyone, even more, pair this delicious concoction with a thyme-roasted chicken served with pears.
Elderflower & Champagne Cocktail
What could be more festive than an Elderflower and Champagne cocktail? Traditionally enjoyed with a dash of Angostura bitters and a sugar cube, this original take on the traditional holiday drink will be sure to dazzle your tastebuds. Indeed, in this unique and sophisticated recipe, we’re adding elderflower liqueur and some dry champagne or prosecco for a delightful flavor combination! Find the full recipe here.
St Nick’s Flip
Created by members of the Birds & Bats wine collective, the St Nick’s Flip is a decadent Christmas treat in a glass! To craft this unique creation, blend cognac, muscat wine, sugar cane syrup, and double cream, and sprinkle the mixture with a dash of cinnamon. This amazing treat will pair well with an indulgent chocolate cake or some delicious sugar cookies with berry frosting. Here’s the full recipe.
Do you have your own secret wine cocktail recipe? We’d love to read about it in the comment section below and try it out this festive season!
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