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While scouring the internet searching for the perfect red wine cocktail recipe for this week’s Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday, we ran across the New York Sour. A red wine twist on the classic whiskey sour. This recipe calls for the use of a sweet red wine, such as Shiraz or Malbec. Try it out with any of our great selections here: http://bit.ly/WBWRedWine
2 ounces Rye or Bourbon Whiskey
1 ounce fresh Lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup *
1/2 ounce Wines by Wives red wine (sweet red wine such as Shiraz or Malbec)
Combine 2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey, 1 ounce fresh lemon juice, and 1 ounce simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, cover, and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Gently pour 1/2 ounce fruity red wine over the back of a spoon held just above the drink’s surface so wine floats on top.
Recipe serves 1
*Simple Syrup: Can be purchased or made by following this recipe. In a small saucepan heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. When the sugar is completely dissolved remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate, covered, for up to 1 week.
Recipe and photo from Bon Apetit
It’s the first day of Spring, and we can’t wait for the fresh, crisp air and the warm breezes. Today’s Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday drink is a preview of the wonderful season of new beginnings, cool nights, and blowy afternoons. The Lily Pad, is made with Pinot Grigio, and is as refreshing and relaxing as having brunch outside on a Spring morning. Try it with our new St. Marina Pinot Grigio found here: http://bit.ly/WBWSMPG or any of your favorite Wines by WIves Pinot Grigio‘s found here: http://bit.ly/WBWWhiteWine
Build in a glass over ice. Squeeze lemon wedge on top. Stir. You can garnish with a lime wedge.
Recipe From The Wine Bar
Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday get a little lovestruck this week with “Dreaming of You”. Consider this simple cocktail to share with your sweetie this Valentine’s day. Our Moscato is great for this Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday recipe. Shop Wines by Wives Moscato: http://bit.ly/WBWDCMoscato
1 oz Pink grapefruit juice
Splash Soda water
What is more comforting than apple pie? For us, it’s wine version of apple pie! Try this cocktail with our new Moscato http://bit.ly/WBWDCMoscato
2 ounces apple juice
1/4 ounce honey
1/2 ounce clear cinnamon schnapps
For this Wines by Wives wine cocktail Wednesday we have a simple, Honey-Pomegranate Mulled Wine. This spicy warm cocktail is great for chillier winter nights. Try it with any of our great red wines: http://bit.ly/WBWRedWines
- 1 Bottle of Red Wine (low-mid range Zinfindels and Cabs work well)
- 2 cups pomegranate juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 1 teaspoon whole clove
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large heavy pot, like a dutch oven, or your crock-pot.
- Stir well to dissolve the honey, slowly warm over low heat, without boiling.
- Keep it barely hot all day, topping up with more wine, juice, and honey.
- Serve in mugs or thick, heat-safe glass.
Recipe and photo from: Food52.com
The red color of today’s Wines by Wives Wine Cocktail Wednesday drink got us first, then we saw it included cherries and couldn’t resist! We think this will be a hit at the Thanksgiving table. Try this with our newest 2009 Bargetto Merlot
¼ oz. simple syrup
1½ oz. merlot
1 oz. bourbon
1 lemon slice