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Red and White Wine Cocktail Recipes

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Red Wine Sangria is a popular wine cocktail

Red Wine Sangria

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Gold Mine Sherry Cocktail

Gold Mine Sherry Cocktail

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White Wine Spritzer
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Mixing with wine can be a lot of fun because there are so many wines to explore and each will make an entirely different cocktail in the end. Another aspect that I enjoy about wine cocktails is that these are great ways to thoroughly enjoy those cheaper wines. Not to say that there are not an ever increasing number of decent $5 wines available, but if there is one that you find a little too dry, sweet, or tart one of these drinks may be the answer for finishing off the bottle.

  • Bishop Cocktail- red wine, rum, simple syrup, lime juice
  • Bloody Rum Punch- red wine, rum, lime juice, triple sec, simple syrup
  • Candy Corn- moscato wine, kettle-corn infused gin, citrus peel grenadine
  • Cardinal Cocktail- red wine, creme de cassis
  • Champagne Bowler- white wine, sparkling wine, cognac, simple syrup, strawberries
  • Cobb's Cognac Dream- Rose wine, Cognac, rum, fruits
  • El Rubi - ruby port, rum, lime juice, simple syrup, allspice dram
  • Endless Possibilities- Covey Run Semillon Ice Wine, vanilla-ginger simple syrup, club soda
  • English Christmas Punch- dry red wine, dark rum, tea, orange juice, lemon juice
  • Falling Leaf Fizz- sparkling wine, pear vodka, pumpkin butter, pumpkin pie spice
  • Glamour Girl Martini- Folonari Pink Pinot Grigio, peach schnapps, cranberry juice
  • Glogg - red wine, brandy or spiced rum, vodka, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, ginger, orange, brown sugar,
  • Gold Mine- sherry, Scotch, Galliano, egg white, lime juice, lemonade
  • Ice-tini- Covey Run Semillon Ice Wine, vodka
  • Kir- dry white wine, crème de cassis
  • La Dame Blasée- Sauvignon Blanc, absinthe, buffalo grass vodka, parsley-lemon simple syrup, lemon juice, mint bitters
  • Liquid Lust- white wine, Rosangel tequila, orange juice, cranberry juice, club soda, fruits
  • Miranda Cocktail- pinot noir, Lillet Blanc, Bluecoat Gin, simple syrup, lemon puree
  • Mulled Pomegranate Warmer- red wine, PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur, lemons, oranges, nutmeg, cinnamon
  • Mulled Wine- red wine, brandy, orange, cloves, honey or sugar, cinnamon sticks, ginger
  • Napoleon- Dubonnet Rouge, gin, Grand Marnier
  • Pink Elephant- merlot, Amarula Cream, chocolate liqueur, raspberry puree, heavy cream
  • Raspberry Peach Cobbler - sherry, Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach Liqueur, cinnamon syrup, vanilla bean, raspberries
  • Rosé Berry Bliss- Clos du Bois Rosé, pink lemonade, blueberries, lemon-lime soda
  • Sangria- red wine, brandy, curaçao, ginger ale, sugar syrup, club soda, fresh lemon or lime juice, fresh orange juice
  • Sherry Cobbler- Sherry, simple syrup, orange, berries
  • Sinlandia- Malbec, raspberry vodka, blackberry brandy, triple sec, passion fruit syrup, soda water, fruits
  • Something Blue- white wine, Hpnotiq, ginger ale
  • Sour Grapes- Folonari Pink Pinot Grigio, sour mix
  • Texas Farm Nog - sherry, tequila, eggs, milk, heavy cream, nutmeg, cinnamon
  • UK Sour- red wine, Scotch whisky, apricot liqueur, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup
  • Viscusi Cocktail- dessert wine, Prosseco, Canadian whisky, orange bitters
  • Weep No More- Dubonnet Rouge, brandy, maraschino liqueur, lime juice
  • Wine Spritzer- white wine, club soda or mineral water
  • Xalapa Punch- dry red wine, apple brandy, amber rum, black tea, honey, oranges
  • Ziaza- Dubonnet, gin

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For more information about wine...

  • About.com Wine Guide, Stacy Slinkard, explains the world of wine and has wonderful recommendations.
  • Wine Matcher- Natalie MacLean, author of Red, White and Drunk All Over, has put together an easy-to-use wine and food pairing database. Natalie also offers a free wine e-newsletter.
  • Book Review: What To Drink With What You Eat
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