Wine cocktail week!! Yeah!! This whole week I’ll be sharing a different cocktail recipe that also features wine. Be sure to come back each day to see what I’m sharing. *BIG thank you to One Hope Wine for sending me wine to use in this wine cocktail recipe!
It was bound to happen. I like wine. I like cocktails. And I wondered how they would work together. Today’s cocktail is a red wine based cocktail. And while I am not a big red wine fan, I was certainly not going to ignore an entire color of wine and exclude it from this series. Besides, this recipe also features tequila. And I’m finding that I really like tequila.
I’ve been wanting to do this series for a while but one thing a blogger has to think about when doing a series is the cost. Imagine how many bottles of wine I would have had to buy if One Hope Wine hadn’t graciously sent some to me when I reached out to them. I know lately there has been a big to-do about sponsored posts and how bloggers should only share things that they love with no brand tie in. But my blog is also a business and I need to try to find ways to off set my costs. I hope you know by now that I only share brands that I feel a connection to (for real Hot Shot bug spray is a savior to me and my extreme hatred of ants – none of that post was a put on just to get a paycheck). If you aren’t familiar with One Hope Wine they are a fantastic company that raises money for a multitude of causes. I absolutely back that with all my heart. So while this isn’t a sponsored post, per se, they are making it possible for me to share what is on my heart, you know, like really important wine cocktails…So please show them some love.
Whoa. Where’d that come from.
Pinot Noir and tequila. Why not! And grapefruit soda. Ok. I had NO idea how this cocktail would taste. Which is part of why it was so fun to do this series. It was a really fun way to explore cocktails a little bit more and figure out what flavors go with what wine.
Because I have never worked with wine in cocktails before (aside from sparkling wine) I decided that I would do a little internet research and see what I could find. The cocktail I made was found on Cosmopolitan site in a round-up of other wine cocktail recipes. They called it the Red Splash.
This first wine cocktail was ok. I could certainly taste the red wine but it was really nice with the tequila and the grapefruit soda. This was not my favorite of the ones that I’ll be sharing the rest of the week but it was fun to try something new.
- 1 1/2 oz Tequila
- 1 1/2 oz Pinot Noir (I used One Hope Wine)
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz agave
- 2 oz grapefruit soda
- Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Strain in to a cocktail glass filled with ice.
- Garnish with lime.
- Recipe from: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-cocktails/g2121/cocktails-made-with-wine/?slide=7