Hot Buttered Wine

Cocktail Ingredients:
1/2 cup Muscatel
1/4 cup Water
1 tsp Butter
2 tsp Maple Syrup

Instructions:
In a sauce pan, heat wine and water to simmering. Do not bring to a boil. Preheat a mug with boiling water. Pour heated wine mixture into glass. Add butter and maple syrup. Stir and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately.

Blood Red Sangria

Sangria Ingredients:
1 bottle red wine (Cheap)
12 oz. club soda
2 oz. cognac
3 tbs. warmed honey
4 sliced figs
1/2 cup red or black grapes, halved
1/2 cup pitted cherries

Instructions:
Combine the fruit in a large glass bowl, adding the cognac and honey until the honey is dissolved. Pour in the wine and stir gently. Refrigerate for a minimum of two hours and as long as over night. When ready to serve, add the club soda and stir gently.

Gluewein

Cocktail Ingredients:
6 oz. red wine
1 tsp. honey
2 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
pinch of nutmeg

Instructions:
Mix all the ingredients and heat them in a saucepan.
Stir until honey is disolved.
Pour into a warm mug.

Club Cocktail

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 oz. Gin
2 dashes Rum
2 dashes Orange Bitters
1 dash Green Chartreuse

Instructions:
Shake well with cracked ice.
Strain into cocktail glass.

Cactusberry

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 1/4 oz Tequila
1 1/4 oz Red wine
1 oz Triple sec
6 1/2 oz Sour mix
1 splash Lemon-lime soda
1 dash Lime juice

Instructions:
Shake with ice and pour into large salt-rimmed cocktail or margarita glass.

Burgundy Bishop

Cocktail Ingredients:
1 oz Light Rum
Red Wine
Juice of 1/4 Lemon
1 tsp Powdered Sugar

Instructions:
Shake with ice and strain into a glass half filled with ice cubes. Fill with red wine and stir gently. Top with an orange wedge and a cherry.

Sangria

Sangria is a great summer drink that you can share on the deck, beach, patio, etc… With friends. While there are many variations that can be found elsewhere on this site, in this recipe we are going to concentrate on the traditional red sangria. While the recipe is below, the great thing about sangria is that you can easily customize it to your liking. Just because my recipe says to do it this way does not mean you have to. If you like more oranges, add them! I highly suggest making a pitcher of this to share… Or not.

Ingredients:
1 Bottle of a dry red wine. Don’t spend a lot of money on this as it will be mixes
1 liter of club soda or sparkling water
The juice of 2-4 limes
The juice of 2-4 lemons
The juice of 2 oranges
1/2 cup sugar (or to taste)

Directions:
Squeeze all juices out of all the fruits and pour into a pitcher. Add wine and soda then mix in sugar. Slice up extra lime, lemon and orange wedges to float in the pitcher giving an extra flavor punch. Refrigerate till code and serve in a regular glass or wine glass with ice. Garnish with a lime and cherry and enjoy.