When you think about red wine cocktails, it’s easy to be drawn to sangria. It’s fruity, often has a delicious alcoholic add-in and pairs well with al fresco dinner parties. In short, sangria is amazing.
But it is not the only cocktail you can make with red wine. And that’s why I wanted to introduce you to this Ginger + Red Wine Fizz.
Red wine is certainly tricky. I am not a huge fan of red wine by itself, and its wealth of intense flavors make it hard to mix into cocktails. Thankfully, my friend and wine expert Rachel von Sturmer is sharing lots of tips for finding and drinking wine this month! Do not miss her red wine guide.
For this cocktail, you’ll need a nice, fruity red wine, such as a pinot noir. You’ll mix with it a splash of orange liqueur, like Cointreau or Triple Sec, and a sweet and spicy ginger beer. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary, and you’re good to go! This would make a lovely fall sip. Cheers! // susannah
Click through to see the Ginger + Red Wine Fizz recipe!
An autumnal red wine cocktail
- 1 1/3 cups Pinot Noir
- 1 1/3 cups ginger beer
- 6 teaspoons orange-flavored liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec
- rosemary sprigs
- Fill four glasses with ice.
- Add 1/3 cup Pinot Noir and 1/3 cup ginger beer to each glass. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons orange liqueur to each glass. Stir to combine and garnish with rosemary sprigs.