Top 10 amazing wine cocktail recipes you MUST add to your SG recipe book
Not many people know that wine could be used to mix up yummy cocktails. Mention the word ‘cocktail’ and most people think of gin, whisky, vodka etc.
So how can you add some pizzazz to your next get-together through wine cocktails? Simply read on to find out how you can make these sublime wine cocktails! As an added plus, we recommend ideal wines from our collection for each recipe to make your cocktail mixing session a breeze.
- New York Sour
This particular whiskey sour cocktail hails from the mid-19th century. It is believed to have first appeared in print in the 1862 edition of the famed “Jerry Thomas Bartenders Guide”. It is said to be one of America’s great cocktail inventions. Relatively simple to make, it is impressive and tastes complex. Whether making this for yourself or guests, you can’t go wrong with this cocktail.
- 2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon
- 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 1 egg white (optional)
- 1/2 ounce red wine (we recommend our KOYLE RESERVA CARMENERE)
- Add the whiskey, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white (optional) into a shaker with ice. Shake hard until well-chilled.
- Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
- Slowly pour our KOYLE RESERVA CARMENERE wine over the back of a bar spoon. This way, the wine floats on top of the drink.
- Bishop Cocktail
This is a classic cocktail that comes from the 1935 printing of The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book by A.S. Crockett. The famous bartending guide actually includes two versions, one for a single serving and one a punch recipe. The rum in the recipe transitions the drink from wine into a cocktail. It's a simple little change but an important one because the rum adds depth to the flavour. No matter how you make it, the bishop is an enjoyable cocktail and one that drinkers of all kinds will appreciate.
- 1½ oz. Cuban rum
- 1 oz. red wine (We recommend our ANON PINOT NOIR)
- ¼ oz. lime juice
- ¼ oz. simple syrup
- Mix ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
This is a cocktail that is relatively easy to make. It tends to be widely available on restaurants’ cocktail menus. But if you want to mix up some of your own Mimosas at home, you can try adding a teaspoon or so of Grand Marnier or Triple Sec. This orange liqueur adds a little complexity to this sublime drink. A dash of orange bitters added to this drink makes it all the better as well.
- 1 (750 ml) bottle of Champagne, prosecco, or cava, chilled (we recommend OUR CAVA JUVE Y CAMPS BLANC DE NOIR)
- 3 cups (750 ml) orange juice
- 1 tsp Orange Liqueur
- Half-fill each wine glass with CAVA JUVE Y CAMPS BLANC DE NOIR .
- Then, carefully pour in the orange juice until the glass is full.
- Top with Orange Liqueur.
- White Wine Siesta
A more fruity take on a classic Siesta, this wine-based cocktail swaps in Pinot Grigio for tequila, leaving just a half-ounce of the agave spirit for some kick and zesty punch. Made with fresh grapefruit juice and bittersweet Campari, it’s perfect at brunch or just before dinner.
- 2 oz Pinot Grigio (we recommend our BANFI LE RIME PINOT GRIGIO)
- .5 oz tequila
- .5 oz grapefruit juice
- .5 oz Campari
- .75 oz lime juice
- .25 oz simple syrup
- Grapefruit slice
- Add all ingredients except for the garnish to a shaker.
- Add ice and shake
- Strainthe liquid into an old-fashioned glass and fill with ice.
- Garnish by placing a grapefruit slice on the rim.
- Honey Mint Melon Wine Cocktail
This cocktail is the healthiest on this list. Low on the caloric intake, it packs a healthy punch of vitamin C, potassium, folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin K. Who wouldn’t say yes to a yummy and healthy cocktail?
- honey dew melon
- mint leaves
- Chardonnay or white wine of choice (we recommend our GERARD BERTRAND RESERVE SPECIALE CHARDONNAY)
- sparkling water (or sparkling wine, Champagne)
- honey, for a little sweetness
- Cut and cube your melon. Discard the peel.
- Place 1 1/2 -2 cups in a bowl and in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
- Alternatively, you can place it in the freezer for 30-45 minutes.
- Once chilled combine the melon, wine, sparkling beverage, lime juice, mint leaves, and honey in a blender or use a hand-held blender.
- Blend until slushie or smooth consistency. The consistency you desire is up to you.
- Store in fridge (or freezer) until ready to serve.
- Garnish with mint leaves and a slice of lime before serving.
- Passionfruit And Raspberry Still or Sparkling Wine Cocktail
A perfect drink for the Singapore summer, this cocktail is sure to please your tastebuds. Pairs greatly with moderately spiced dishes, fruits, cheeses and desserts.
- 1 1/2 c passionfruit and raspberry bits– lightly frozen or chilled in fridge
- 10 ounces sparkling lime water, tonic water, or sparkling beverage of choice.
- Juice of one lime
- 10–12 ounces Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, or other crisp white wine (we recommend our FERNRIDGE SAUVIGNON BLANC or sparkling TINTORETTO PROSECCO ROSE)
- Honey or maple syrup (for vegan option) to taste
- 4–5 mint leaves and extra mint leaves to garnish
- Lime slices to garnish
- Place raspberries and maple syrup in a bowl. Using a fork, crush raspberries until almost smooth.
- Pour mixture into champagne flute. Add 2 teaspoons passionfruit pulp as well. Top with wine choice from our selection. Garnish with lime to finish.
- Call Me A Cab Vodka Lemonade Wine Cocktail
Yet another great cocktail for the summer. If you want a relaxing cocktail for those stay-home-and-relax moments on the weekend, this is the one. Also great if you’re planning a pool party at Marina Bay when you’re planning on chilling out with pals.
- 6 oz lemonade
- 1 oz vodka
- 2-3 oz Cabernet Sauvignon (we recommend our WENTE WETMORE CABERNET)
- Place the ice in your desired cocktail glass.
- Pour the vodka in the glass.
- Pour in the lemonade as well.
- Stir gently.
- Slowly pour on the WENTE WETMORE CABERNET.
- Port Wine Lemonade
While port tends to be associated with warm winter sipping, this fortified wine is actually great in cocktails, making it a year-round staple to your wine consumption regimen. Bright acidity, residual sugar, and tons of nutty oxidized notes makes it an incredibly versatile addition to a range of classic cocktail recipes.
- 1 part Port (we recommend our QUINTA DO PORTAL 6 BARRELS)
- 1 part vodka
- 2 parts lemon
- 1/2 part simple syrup
- Mix all ingredients together in a shaker.
- Pour over ice.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge.
- Blood Orange And Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
The fizzy nature of this cocktail makes it perfect for your next celebration! It’s made with seasonal ingredients and can pair with a variety of finger foods. Of course, it’s also quite fabulous on its own. So if you don’t feel the need to throw a whole party, just mix one of up for yourself.
- 2 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup unrefined cane sugar
- Peel (with pith) from 4 blood oranges
- 2 vanilla beans
- 3/4 cup blood orange juice
- 1/2 ounce chilled spiced blood orange base
- 1/2 ounce Pama pomegranate liqueur
- 4 ounces chilled Brut Champagne or sparkling wine (we recommend our CHAMPAGNE VICTOIRE BRUT PRESTIGE NV)
- Dash orange bitters
- blood orange twist
- Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
- Remove from heat and stir in the sugar, diced blood orange peel and vanilla until the sugar is dissolved.
- Set aside to cool off and steep for 1 hour. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, discard solids, add blood orange juice and refrigerate until cold.
- Fill a chilled champagne flute halfway with ice water and let sit 30 seconds until chilled.
- Discard ice water then add 1/2 ounce each blood orange base and Pama pomegranate liqueur to the bottom of the flute.
- Top with 4 ounces chilled CHAMPAGNE VICTOIRE BRUT PRESTIGE NV, add a dash of bitters, then garnish with a twist and serve.
- Figgy Cocktail
A cocktail with figs you ask? This figgy sparkler is a great choice for any special occasion. Mix this one up for the holidays or your next celebration. No matter what the occasion, you'll have fun with this Champagne cocktail. This figgy sparkler mixes fresh cranberries, orange, and dried or fresh fig into a stunning cocktail
- 1 fig (dried, use fresh when available)
- 2 slices orange (cut in half)
- 6 cranberries (fresh)
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 4 ounces Prosecco (we recommend our TINTORETTO PROSECCO EXTRA DRY )
- Garnish: orange twist
- Garnish: 3 cranberries
- Gather all ingredients.
- In a cocktail shaker, mix the fig, orange, and cranberries with the vodka.
- Add ice and shake well.
- Strain into a Champagne flute and top with TINTORETTO PROSECCO EXTRA DRY.
- Garnish with three cranberries and an orange twist.
Serve these cocktails to your guests and enjoy! Be amazed by the artful way our wines enhance your cocktails. Know of some cocktail recipes and are burning to share them? Put them in the responses below.