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Top 5 Wine Cocktail Recipes for the Monsoon

  By TNN   Jul 25th 2012 at 5:00PM Lifestyle RATED




Most of the wine lovers maintain a drinking routine during the cold shivery winter evenings which is surely a warm comfort.

But the humid evenings make one hold off the routine. A simple solution to the situation would be experimenting with the array of wines! One can surely indulge in mild intoxication this season without disturbing your routine and keeping up with your passion for wines. Sip on some easy-to-make wine cocktail recipes at home, after a long day.

1. Seaside-Summerbliss
2 parts red wine
3 parts sweet non-alcoholic apple cider

Method: Pour red wine first, then the cider.
Serve in: Red wine glass

2. Cabernet Cobbler
4 oz chilled Cabernet Sauvignon red wine
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp superfine sugar
2 oz chilled soda water

Method: Dissolve the sugar in the lemon juice and the water in a large wine glass. Add cracked ice and pour the Cabernet Sauvignon wine. Stir gently. Garnish with an orange slice, and serve.
Serve in: White wine glass

3. Sangria




2 bottles red wine or dry white wine
1 cup Grand Mariner
Juice of 2 lemons
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 quart seltzer water

Method: Combine all ingredients in large pitcher or punch bowl with ice or chill overnight. Serve over ice. Garnish with frosty (nearly frozen) fruits and long slivers of fresh orange peel.
Sparkling wine or champagne may be substituted. Can also be served over a scoop of rainbow or orange sherbet.
Serve in: Red wine glass

4. Sherry Cobbler
3 oz sherry
1/3 oz triple sec
2 oz soda water
1/4 oz sugar syrup

Method: Pour into a wine goblet filled with broken ice and mix. Garnish with in-season fruit, add straws, and serve.
Serve in: Wine goblet

5. Red Wine Cooler

4 oz red wine
2 oz lemon-lime soda
2 oz ginger ale

Method: Pour the wine, lemon-lime soda and ginger ale into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Garnish with a twist of lemon and a slice of orange, and serve.
Serve in: Red wine glass

Courtesy: Moksh Sani, MD, Living Liquidz
Author: Purvaja Sawant
Image courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images
Source: The Times of India



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