Easy and Quick Red Wine Cocktail Recipes

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People say that you can’t buy happiness with money, but you can buy a bottle of really good red wine and that’s pretty much the same thing. I believe in the beauty of red wine, and in the form of cocktails, it can be so much more. I am not saying that I am bored of drinking red wine alone, but try these easy to make red wine cocktail recipes and you will realise why humans invented mixology!

Winter Berry Red Wine Spritzer

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One of the easiest cocktails you can fix up with with a bottle of wine, red wine spritzer is the perfect balance of fruitiness and citrus flavours. Use a crisp red wine that’s a little strong so that it goes well with the berries and acidity. There’s no better cocktail for winters. 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 red wine (chilled)
  • 2 pomegranate flavoured Italian soda 
  • Frozen mixed berries
  • Orange slices
  • Rosemary (sugared, garnish)

Instructions:

  1. Pour liquid ingredients into a copper mug and stir
  2. Drop in 5 or 6 frozen berries and a frozen orange slice
  3. Garnish with sugared rosemary for festive winter style

1870 Sour Cocktail

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Don’t be surprised to see a subtle spirit like red wine having a sour cocktail edition. It’s unlike any other sour cocktail you have seen before. Also, don’t ask us about 1870 thing, we aren’t entirely sure why that’s there.

What you’ll need:

  • 45 ml Old Vine Zinfandel
  • 60 ml Tennessee whisky
  • 30 ml Meyer lemon juice
  • 22 ml maple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp blueberry jam

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients except the wine to a shaker
  2. Shake vigorously (without ice) for 10 seconds
  3. Fill with ice and shake for an additional 15 seconds
  4. Fine strain into a chilled 8-ounce Mason jar or a Bordeaux wine glass
  5. Float the wine on top using a spoon

Noveau Sangree

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How can we not have a sangria in a red wine cocktail list? Noveau sangree is refreshing, fruity and can hit right where it should. Quite easy to make, you must make this, because it’s the perfect blend of everything right. Also, brandy and wine is a pair made in heaven.

What you’ll need:

  • 60 ml red wine
  • 45 ml  Apple Brandy
  • 15 ml Plymouth Sloe gin
  • 8 ml dark maple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice
  2. Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  3. Garnish with thin apple slices and grated cinnamon

The Chew

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I have been a huge fan of rum and coke all my life, but it took me a long time before I realised that coke is that magical mixer that ca go with everything. This cocktail can be made with ingredients that you have in your refrigerator any day, which makes it the best cocktail of the list.

What you’ll need:

  • 90 ml dry red wine (such as a Rioja)
  • 90 ml cola
  • 1 squeeze lemon juice
  • Lemon wedge to garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a Collins glass filled with ice, combine the wine and cola
  2. Top with a squeeze of lemon if desired
  3. Stir to combine. Garnish with a lemon wedge

Francophile

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As odd as the name may sound, Francophile is the peak of sophistication. If you are a fan of mulled wines, you will absolutely love this cocktail. Apple flavour and dry wine taste exquisite together while the acidity teases your taste buds. Could it get any better?

 What you’ll need:

  • 30 ml Calvados
  • 45 ml Rioja wine
  • 15 ml cinnamon syrup
  • 8 ml lemon juice
  • 90 ml water
  • Apple slice, for garnish

 Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan
  2. Cook over medium heat until hot
  3. Pour into a thick-walled mug and garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick