Join us in celebrating World Cocktail Day!

Wine Cocktails

For World Cocktail Day we are sharing some classic wine cocktails for those who are looking to make some delicious cocktails with few ingredients, that will still impress your friends!

Wine cocktails are the easiest cocktails to make because wine is already so complex (and delicious) by itself! Wine cocktails are also great if you are looking for something a little lighter and more refreshing. While these can still pack a punch they aren’t as alcoholic as your average cocktail (which usually contains a whole mix of liquors and spirits) and can be enjoyed on a sunny afternoon!

Tinto de Verano or summer wine – from Spain 

A classics wine cocktail from Spain is called Tinto de Verano, this is particularly enjoyed in Seville and is the easiest to make as it only requires red wine and Sprite (or any lemonade). You can also add fruit if you wish, such as orange or apples, to add a little extra intrigue.

Ingredients:

  • Red wine
  • Lemonade (we recommend sprite)
  • (Optional) Fruit cut into small chunks

STEP 1

Add ice to a tall glass or large wine glass then if you so wish add fruit of your choosing.

STEP 2

Fill glass with 2/3 red wine (we recommend a wine from Spain.

STEP 3

Top up glass with sprite or your choice of lemonade.

Kir Royale – from France

A classics wine cocktail from Spain is called Tinto de Verano, this is particularly enjoyed in Seville and is the easiest to make as it only requires red wine and Sprite (or any lemonade). You can also add fruit if you wish, such as orange or apples, to add a little extra intrigue.

Ingredients:

  • Red wine
  • Lemonade (we recommend sprite)
  • (Optional) Fruit cut into small chunks

STEP 1

Add ice to a tall glass or large wine glass then if you so wish add fruit of your choosing.

STEP 2

Fill glass with 2/3 red wine (we recommend a wine from Spain.

STEP 3

Top up glass with sprite or your choice of lemonade.

Bellini – From Italy

A bellini is fruity and refreshing and perfect for a brunch get together. The drink was invented in 1945 at Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy, the Bellini was originally created to get rid of an excess of peaches. Unfortunately, peach puree is so abundant in England so if you are struggling to find some you can easily make your own, and it is well worth the effort!

Ingredients: 

  • Prosecco
  • Peach Puree

STEP 1

How to make peach puree for a Bellini

To easily peel the peaches add them to boiling water for 45 seconds. Carefully remove the peaches with a perforated spoon and place them in a large bowl of ice water. Once peaches are cool enough to handle, puncture the skin with a fork or small knife. Then use your fingers to pull off the skin in sheets.

STEP 2

Slice each peach in half and use your fingers to pull out the pits.

STEP  3

Place the peach(es) in a food processor or blender and blend until a smooth puree forms. Taste and if your peaches aren’t perfectly ripe and sweet, add a little sugar, honey, or maple syrup, then blend again. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

STEP  4

Using a Champagne flute, fill the glass 1/3 of peach puree. Slowly top up the rest of the glass with Prosecco.

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