Easy Sparkling Cocktail
When you want a simple fruit forward sparkling cocktail that can be ready quickly, make a fun and tasty sweet wine spritzer.
There are times when a pricey fine wine is wonderful, but there are also other times when fun and sweet are a better choice.
This sweet red wine spritzer is made for fun and even non wine aficionados will love it.
If you are making a pitcher of the spritzer or have larger glasses, that’s fine. Just keep it to a ratio of 3 parts wine to 1 part tonic water.
Make sure you choose a wine that is called sweet on the label, so that you’ll get that nice sweet fruit flavor.
Fortunately, these sweet wines are often inexpensive.
Mine was just about $10 for the bottle.
“Regular” tonic water is fine, but I tend to choose craft tonics that cost a bit more and have a lot more flavor.
You can freeze your own berries specifically for this drink, but I typically just use some from my “smoothie stash” in my freezer.
The frozen berries will keep your cocktail cold as you savor each sip and they won’t water it down the way ice does.
It is best to serve immediately, since the wine cocktail has bubbles.
Sweet Wine Spritzer Recipe
3 oz. Sweet Red Wine, chilled
1 oz. Tonic Water
1) Add chilled wine and frozen berries to your wine glass.
2) Top with tonic water.
3) Sip and enjoy!
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Wineries in California
- Guglielmo Winery – Santa Clara Wine Trail
- Fortino Winery – Santa Clara Wine Trail
- Longoria Winery – Lompoc, CA
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- Jarman – Carmel Valley, CA
- Herzog Winery – Oxnard, CA
- Akash Winery – Temecula
- Wilson Creek – Temecula
- Cambria Winery and Vineyards – Santa Maria
- Foxen Vineyard and Winery – Santa Maria
- Nagy Wines – Orcutt, CA
- Grevino – Orcutt, CA
- Ojai Vineyard – Ojai, CA
- Keller Estate Winery – Petaluma, CA
- Adobe Road – Petaluma, CA
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