Wine is a great ingredient for cocktails. It goes well with other alcohol and soft drinks. Options mix quite a lot: there are cocktails, wine red, pink and white, fortified and sparkling. Some of them are popular and known all over the world, others assessed only a narrow circle of fans. But there is one thing in common: the cocktails are delicious, if when preparing to strike a balance between the carbonation, bitterness, acidity and sweetness.
For mixing it is recommended to take a good, but inexpensive wine. Good base for cocktails with red wine – dry or sweet.
Note! If you are using wine with a fruity aroma, prepare drinks, which are the same fruit components.
By the way, the first based cocktails red wine was invented by the Greeks. Their recipe was simple: alcohol diluted with water in a ratio of 2 to 1. The drink is called Greek. However, it is possible to cook more sophisticated combinations, delighting and wowing yourself and guests.
Carmen: passion in a glass
The ingredients of the cocktail:
- wine – 60 ml;
- pink champagne – 20 ml;
- orange juice – 40 ml;
- sugar syrup – 20 ml;
- the fresh orange – 3 slices;
- ice cubes – 2 PCs.
In a Martini glass consistently sent pieces of fruit, wine and juice. Sugar syrup is added after which the mixture is mixed. Finishing touch – champagne and ice. The glass is decorated with orange slices.
“Calimocho”: originally from Spain
The most famous cocktail from the country of the Iberian Peninsula is “Sangria”. But no less popular is another – Calimocho, perfectly refreshing in the hot season. History associated with the prohibition of drinking alcohol in public areas of the Basque country. Then came a cocktail of red wine and coke. The alcohol was added directly in a bottle of soda, which aroused the suspicions of the police.
The secret ingredients of the drink:
- wine, Cola – 90 ml;
- lime for decoration.
Alcohol and soda are mixed in a highball (or regular plastic bottle). The drink is poured into a glass with ice on the edge of which is placed a piece of fruit.
“Chocolate kiss” — a sweet treat
To wine often used as snacks a chocolate. But the delicacy of the cocoa beans can be fed to the drink, but add it to smoothies, getting an unusual combination.
The composition of the following components:
- 100 ml chocolate liqueur;
- 40 g of dark chocolate;
- 50 ml of wine;
- 100 ml of cream.
All liquid ingredients are sent to the shaker and mix well. Fill a glass with ice, pour it in the cocktail and decorate the top pre-shredded on a fine grater chocolate.
With white wine
Chardonnay, Muscat, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and other white wines in cocktails is not used as often as in the red varieties. But for lovers of this noble drink are a couple of recipes.
“Carlos” at home
For a cocktail, which is based on part white wine (20 ml) is also required:
- 10 ml cognac;
- 60 ml rum (white suit);
- 15 ml of lemon juice.
In a shaker mix all of the ingredients you need to add ice so the glass is filled with ready mix through a strainer. Ice you can replace soda.
SONOMA: you have to prepare the ingredients
The basis for the cocktail stands white wine Chardonnay. In addition, alcohol in the composition is a range of products that it is necessary to prepare in advance.
Versus – sour juice of green grapes. Alternatively, you can use lime or lemon juice.
The saline solution is prepared from 5,5 tsp. salt used in the kasherovanie meat, and 100 ml of water. After 10-minute settling ready to use.
Honey syrup made from sweet gift of bees and water in the ratio 1:1. Keep the last two components is allowed for the month.
SONOMA is prepared by simple mixing:
- 75 ml of Chardonnay (well pre-cooling);
- 15 ml of Calvados
- 1 tsp verjus;
- 2.5 tsp honey syrup;
- a few drops of saline solution.
Served in a brandy or wine glass with a lemon twist and a sprig of thyme.
“Grape Martini”, in which there is no Martini
The cocktail of dry white wine is a beverage of medium strength. The peculiarity lies in the absence of the type of alcohol, which gave the name: the Martini. For preparation will need:
- 50 ml vodka;
- 20 ml white wine;
- 10-12 ml of sugar syrup;
- 10 grapes (better to take green).
Berry crush: the resulting juice is poured directly into the glass (the second option – the berries are added to the dishes intact). A few pieces of ice, alcohol and syrup to send. Mix well. Glass can be decorated with grape.
With pink wine
Good spirits of this kind are rare. If the bottle of this fell into the hands of, is to selection of recipes for cocktails with rose wine thoroughly so as not to regret just not drank in its pure form.
“Berry wine” is fruit extravaganza
Specialty is utterly simple: the main thing is to keep the ratio.
- vodka – 20 ml;
- wine – 50 ml;
- sharp bitter 2 dash;
- spicy liqueur – 15 ml;
- freshly squeezed lemon juice – 1 ml;
- watermelon mix – 50 ml.
Mix well . You can directly into the glass feeder. Decorate with rose petals.
Important! For this cocktail, all ingredients should be well chilled.
Francesca wine: a cocktail is never too much
A bottle of (0,75 l) rose wine:
- water and honey – 80 ml:
- sage leaves – 15 PCs directly to the beverage, over – for decoration in the glass;
- lemon twist – to complete the submission.
Heat the water and dissolve honey in there. Add sage and a wooden spoon good RUB. Leave the syrup to cool. Fill the jug with ice and strain the mixture in there. Mix well. When serving, add to each glass a couple of leaves of sage and decorate with lemon twist.
A hot drink with cranberries and currants
Ingredients warming drink:
- wine – 0.75 l;
- cranberry , grapefruit, blackcurrant – 0.25 l each;
- vodka – 50 ml;
- cranberries and black currants – 100 g;
- sugar – 150 g
Wine and juice mix in a saucepan, add the sugar and berries. The mixture is put on low heat , cook to dissolve the sand and bring to the boil. Reduce fire, add the vodka. A couple of minutes to boil and pour hot into glasses or glasses. Served with a straw.
With sparkling wine
Use for cooking can and should be champagne. Cocktail ingredient “sparkling wine” will be appropriate at any party.
Summer bowl: simple refreshing cocktail
In a glass with ice pour 60 ml:
- sparkling white wine;
- cranberry juice.
Add a drop – only 3 ml ginger liqueur. Just mix right in the container – a cocktail based on sparkling wine ready.
“Elixir of beauty”: the cucumber is also useful
For cooking you will need a sugar syrup, which is brewed from an equal amount of water and sugar until dissolved white crystals.
The set includes:
- 12 ml sparkling wine;
- 12 ml of lemon juice and sugar syrup;
- 15 ml of strawberry puree;
- 45 ml gin,
- 2 slices of cucumber.
Vegetable grind in a shaker. Add the pre-cooked sugar syrup and all other ingredients, except sparkling pink, ice. Shake all contents and strain into the glass over the top and add the wine.
Dolce Vita drink – sweet life
The recipe for this cocktail of sparkling wine – simple and unpretentious. In equal proportion (20 ml) are mixed;
- lemon vodka;
- orange liqueur;
- the juice of a lemon.
Champagne topped already in a cocktail glass (to the brim), which also is the ice. The final touch is the decoration of the berry cherry.
Port, sherry, Madeira considered to be the basis for mens, layered drinks, with deep flavors. However, lighter options alcoholic cocktails with fortified wines are also available.
Note! In the absence of a recipe specifying a particular kind of fortified alcohol, you can use the easiest.
Apple and pink julep for the lovely ladies
- pink port wine – 120 ml;
- Apple juice – 30 ml;
- mint – 10 leaves.
In a cocktail shaker grind the mint and the juice of apples, add the alcohol and some ice. Shake well and pour into a glass. Before serving, garnish with mint sprig.
“Search and rescue”: a male character
The following ingredients were mixed in a shaker with ice:
- rye whiskey – 38 ml;
- port wine (ruby) and lemon juice 22 ml;
- bitter Chinar and any syrup – 15 ml.
The received mix to pour into the glass.
“Cold Mimosa”: just add ice cream
In a glass mix:
- orange juice 50 ml;
- the same taste of liquor, 10 ml;
- add the sweet white wine 200 ml;
- ice cream 1 tbsp.
The wine goes well with a variety of products, which at first glance might not be practical for cocktails. These drinks can be both cold and hot, and served to the table in a not very traditional utensils (e.g. mugs).
The course is even jam
The cocktail has a specific name, so you can come by. A little unusual composition: the amount of some ingredients.
- in 39 ml of lemon juice and vodka:
- 90 ml of champagne (it is best to take the Brut);
- 1 tbsp of jam of cherries.
All of the ingredients together in a shaker and mix well. The resulting cocktail to pour into the glass. You can add a slice of lemon.
“VIN-VIN-mule”: alcohol plus rosemary
A cocktail of beer, wine and two types of liquor you’ll be serving – in a copper mug. For its preparation you will need:
- the maraschino liqueur – 15 ml;
- BlackBerry liqueur – 15 ml;
- red wine – 120 ml;
- ginger beer (amount – to taste);
- rosemary – 1 sprig (for garnish).
In a copper mug, which is already the ice is both wine and liquor. Add ginger beer (typically a number in the range of 40-50 ml to fill to the brim with utensils). The contents are thoroughly mixed. The finished cocktail is decorated with rosemary.
Milk and red wine: a great combination
Of these ingredients makes a wonderful hot chocolate with red. To get the full taste you should just add the chocolate. For filing should take care about heat resistant mugs.
To prepare you need the following products (liquid specified in ml):
- water – 150;
- milk – 240;
- red wine with a fruity taste – 80 ml;
- bitter chocolate – 170 g;
- kosher salt – pinch;
- sugar (optional as garnish).
Chocolate break and melt in a saucepan along with the wine (approximately for 3 minutes). The mixture must be constantly stirred. After complete melting of bitter treats are added to milk, water, salt. Brought all to a boil, and then another 3 minutes to boil, stirring constantly. A hot drink is poured into the mug. You can sprinkle with sugar.
Wine cocktails are simple enough to prepare at home. The main components of the drink: following recipe and some recommendations. Should heed the following advice:
- for cocktails you can use unfinished wine;
- mixing drinks, experiment with the alcohol, add the syrup, use flavorings;
- to give it balance important number of products, so it is better to measure with the help of special glasses;
- fans of acid is in the manufacture of bases to add lime, orange or lemon juice.
The wine is suitable not only for clean drinking or cooking sauces. The cocktails are delicious and original. Will be appreciated even by gourmets of good alcohol.