3 Crazy Refreshing Red Wine Cocktails

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Winter played it’s last cruel and cold joke with a 5 inch snow storm on the first day of spring in NYC this year.  #Notfunny, winter!  But a couple weeks in to the new season and I think we can put away the snow boots and take one or two layers of clothing out of the morning routine.

To celebrate 60 and 70 degree weather and summer getting closer and closer, we’ve compiled 3 RED wine driven cocktails made for the back porch, backyard BBQ, or whatever quintessential warm weather / daylight saving sipping tradition of your choice.

RED HOT SUMMER

¾ c. red wine

¼ c. lemon-lime soda

ice


Garnish: lime wheel

Combine ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Stir and garnish with a lime wheel.

Source: velvetpalate.com

SAN FRANCISCO SANGAREE

4 cherries

¼ oz. simple syrup

1 ½ oz. red wine

1 oz. bourbon

1 lemon slice

Add ice, simple syrup, wine, bourbon,  and lemon.  Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with cherries

Source: Elixer

RED SPLASH

1½ oz. Tequila Silver

1½ oz. pinot noir

½ oz. lime juice

½ oz. agave nectar

2 oz. grapefruit soda

Garnish: lime wedge

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass.

Source: Shaher Misif, Mixologist

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