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Wine Wednesday Cocktail Recipies

wine wednesday cocktails from your wine cellar

If there is one rule we have been listening to this summer it is to stay hydrated in the heat. If like us you are partial to a glass of wine or a bottle from the wine cellar on wine Wednesday.. or any day of the week.. then why not mix it up with a daily wine cocktail from our list below.  

Monday

Have you ever been kissed? French kissed specifically? If not then you should try it.. the cocktail that is. A French kiss is a perfect way to start the week, light fruity and fresh

French Kiss

Ingredients:

  • 5/6 Grapes
  • 5/6 Mint Leaves
  • Table Spoon of Unflavoured Syrup
  • Single Shot of Vodka (we love Ciroc) – click the link to find out why
  • Small Wedge of Lemon
  • 1/2 Glass Wine
  • Ice
  • Dash of Prosecco

Directions:

Muddle the mint with the grapes and plain sugary syrup in a shaker. Add the shot of vodka, squeeze a little lemon juice, add half a glass of rose or white wine and ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Top with prosecco. MWAH!

Tuesday

Tuesday is for tequila…and wine..every day is for wine. This cocktail is one for you and friends, make a bowl and get sipping.

Liquid Lust

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 bottle tequila
  • 1/2 bottle white wine
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oranges (sliced)
  • 1 lemon (sliced)
  • 1 lime (sliced)
  • 1 bunch of grapes (sliced)
  • 1 apple (diced)
  • 1/2 liter of club soda

Directions:

Find a nice glass punch bowl and combine the water, wine, tequila, sugar orange and cranberry juices in a punch bowl. Stir everything together until sugar is dissolved. Add ice to the bowl and
garnish with the fruit.

Wednesday

Wine Wednesday is reserved for a special wine cocktail recipe. Nothing works better with wine in the summer than watermelon. It’s for this reason, this cocktail gets the wonderfully sweet and refreshing Wednesday position.

Just keep Swimming

Ingredients:

Directions:

Combine everything apart from the soda water in a shaker with ice and give it a mix. Strain into a glass and top it up with the soda water.

Thursday 

Whether you like it shaken or stirred this next one is the perfect onbination of wine and vodka. Have fun and get mixing

Ice-y Martini

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Rose wine
  • 2oz Vodka
  • (Optional Olive)

Directions:

Mix 007 style, pour into a martini glass and don’t forget the olive.

Friday

Fancy something a little dry? Fridays are for experimenting and seeing as this makes four servings, if you are drinking alone, there is a lot to go around.

Ginger Jewel

Ingredients:

  • 1/2-inch piece peeled coarsely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 16 ounces dry Prosecco or other sparkling white wine
  • Club soda
  • Mint sprigs (for serving)

Directions:
Muddle ginger in a cocktail shaker, then add the syrup and the lime juice . Fill shaker with ice – crushed or whole and give it a shake.  Strain into 4 ice-filled rocks glasses or large wine glasses. Add Prosecco to each and top off with club soda.garnish with mint sprig- or two.

So have fun..but make sure you don’t go over the limit

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