Red Wine Cocktails

Who says cocktails have to be limited to spirits? Wines can be a great base to a variety of cocktails and autumn is the perfect time to experiment with them! See below for a quick list of easy to make red wine cocktails!



The New York Sour


2 oz rye whiskey

.75 oz lemon juice

1 oz simple syrup

.5 oz red wine


Shake the rye whiskey, lemon juice, and simple syrup with ice. Strain into a double old-fashioned glass and fill with fresh ice. Float red wine over the top of the cocktail.





3 oz red wine

3 oz Coca-Cola

Lemon wedge


Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the Coca-Cola and wine and stir to combine. Garnish with a lemon wedge.



1870 Sour


2 oz whisky

1 oz lemon juice

3⁄4 oz maple syrup

1 egg white

1 tsp blueberry jam

1 oz Zinfandel


Add all the ingredients except the wine to a shaker. Shake vigorously (without ice) for 10 seconds. Fill with ice and shake for an additional 15 seconds. Fine strain into a chilled 8-ounce Mason jar or a Bordeaux wine glass. Float the wine on top using a spoon.



Strawberry Red Wine Cocktail


3 oz red wine

5 oz mineral water

2 strawberries sliced

1 strawberry for garnish


Slice the tops off the strawberries and thinly slice two strawberries to add into each glass.

Add one part red wine to each glass or to the pitcher. Then, add two parts sparkling water. Slice a line into a whole strawberry for use to garnish each glass.




2 bottles of red wine

1 bottle of vodka

10 cardamom pods

10 cloves

1 cinnamon stick

The peel of one orange

Half a cup almonds

Half a cup raisins

10 dried figs

1 cup sugar



Into a large saucepan, pour the wine and vodka, add the other ingredients except for the sugar. Bring it to a simmer, turn off the flame and set the Glogg on fire. Pour the sugar in and stir rapidly to dissolve it, then cover the saucepan with a lid to extinguish the flame. Pour the cocktail into mugs and serve hot.