Mixing wine with another drink might make you momentarily shudder, but hang in there... These cocktail creations are simple and crafted to celebrate the main ingredient; the wine. Give them a go and tell us what you think!
Choose a high quality wine when making a punch, as it really does make a difference! What you'll need: 1 litre club soda50 ml port50 ml Cointreau2 chilled bottles sparkling wine300 ml brandy200 ml fresh lemon juice Ice cubes 1/2 cup of sugar Orange and lemon slices, for garnish How to make itIn a large punch bowl, stir the lemon juice with the sugar until the sugar dissolves. Add the brandy, port, Cointreau, sparkling wine and club soda and stir gently until blended. Add the ice and garnish with the fruit.
What you'll need: 80 ml cup honey 80 ml cup boiling water sage leaves One bottle of rosé (we recommend the Fanette) Ice Lemon twists How to make itStir the honey into the boiling water until dissolved. Add sage leaves and mix. Strain the syrup into a pitcher, squeezing the juice out of the leaves. Pour in the rosé at the end. Serve over ice, and garnish with a lemon twist and sage leaf.
Lemon & Thyme
What you'll need: Chardonnay 15 ml brandy 2 1/2 teaspoons Honey Syrup Ice 1 lemon twist and 1 thyme sprig How to make itIn a mixing glass, combine the Chardonnay, brandy and honey syrup. Fill the glass with ice, stir well and strain into a chilled wineglass. Pinch the lemon twist over the drink and add to the glass. Garnish with the thyme sprig.
Campari Wine Cocktail
What you'll need: 1 Bottle of sweet white wine 600 ml fresh orange juice 200 ml Campari Ice How to make it In a large pitcher, mix the white wine with the fresh orange juice and Campari. Refrigerate pitcher for about 2 hours. To serve, pour over ice in tall glasses.
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