Wine cocktails are here!
It was bound to happen. I like wine. I like cocktails. And I wondered how they would work together. Today’s cocktail is red wine based. 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 my wine drinks experimenting. Besides, this recipe also features tequila. And I really like tequila. Wine cocktails really are the perfect invention.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. 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, they are making it possible for me to share what is on my heart, you know, like really important wine cocktail recipes…So please show them some love!
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, of course) I decided that I would do a little internet research and see what I could find. The cocktail I made was found on a Cosmo round up of other wine cocktail recipes. They called this one Red Splash. The recipe couldn’t have been easier. You literally just add everything to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake it up and then strain in to a glass with ice. 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 drink of all of them that I made. I’ll link to the others at the end of this post. But it was super fun to try something new. I also thought I would try the Pinot Noir as a red wine spritzer. All you need is a little lemon lime soda and wine. Again, not my favorite but it was worth a try. My non-love of the drink stems probably from my non-love of red wine in general. But I did put a cute little cocktail stir stick in it for some flair. So that was fun.
Easy Red Wine Cocktail Recipe with Grapefruit
If you're looking for a wine cocktail to make try this Red Wine Cocktail with Grapefruit!
- 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
While red wine might not be your cup of…well, er, wine either, you should def check out the other wine cocktail recipes I’ve tried. This wine cocktail is a summer favorite and blows minds when they find out it has white zinfandel in it!!!
Thank you One Hope Wine for allowing me to create some fun posts without putting me in to debt.
White Zinfandel and Rum Cocktail (perfect for summer parties by the pool!)
*I was sent wine to use in this wine cocktail recipe!