Recently I sat down with my friend Jameson Fink for his Wine Without Worry Podcast, and he had me come up with 5 cocktails utilizing wine and spirits in the same mix. Here’s what we came up with:
From top to bottom (clockwise):
1. Village Sour
shake and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
float .25oz pinot noir of your choice.
2. Death In The Mid – Afternoon
in a chilled coupe glass:
1 sugar cube soaked in scrappy lavander bitters
fill with any high quality cava or sparkling wine.
garnish with a large twist of lemon.
3. Rose Sangria
In a large wine glass:
1oz lairds 100 proof apple brandy
.75oz giffard triple sec
.75oz giffard lichi-li liqueur
.75oz fresh lemon juice
.75oz fresh orange juice
3oz gilbert cellars 2012 rose of mourvedre
2oz sparkling rose of your choice
2 dashes peychaud’s bitters
stir on crushed ice.
garnish with an orange slice, a lemon slice, strawberries and mint.
4. Mezcal & Sherry Dessert Cocktail
stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
garnish with a large zest of orange.
5. La Rosa
In a mixing tin:
shake and fine strain into a collins glass.
add crushed ice.
top with 2oz a light & crisp verdejo of your choice.
garnish with 1 strawberry.