As you reach for that trusty glass of red wine, did you ever think of adding it to a cocktail?
You’d be surprised at how well Beaujolais nouveau or Merlot melds with the likes of bourbon, orange liqueur and even apple brandy.
Read on for our five favorite red wine cocktail recipes.
Think of the Sangaree as Sangria’s great-grandfather. The main difference is that the old-timey Sangaree encouraged interchangeable bases of port, gin, brandy or ale and so on. This 21st century version is made with apple brandy and sloe gin, doused with Beaujolais nouveau, maple syrup and bitters.
Staring down your liquor cabinet for a quick fall cocktail? Here’s what to do when all you have is bourbon and red wine. Shake that bourbon with an easy spiced pear syrup plus an egg white and lemon juice, then add a red wine float and dried pear garnish.