Making Wine More Wonderful

For many, Easter is a time of indulgence after a long period of fasting. If you took part in the religious practice of Lent, then you may well have enjoyed the past weekend by scoffing chocolates and drinking delicious cocktails.
The perfect antidote to the sugary sweet flavour of countless Easter eggs is the bitter, dry taste that is typical of wine. But why drink it straight when there are so many more interesting ways to quench your alcohol thirst? Continue reading for some wine inspiration.

Blueberry-Apple Cordial

This might not have the sexiest cocktail name but it is a very refreshing option that has the added benefit of using real fruit, so you could even convince yourself that it is almost healthy! A generous portion of blueberries is combined with lemon zest, applejack brandy, sugar syrup and sparkling wine to create a light beverage that tastes incredible in the sunshine. It might not look like summer out of your window just yet, but this drink takes up to a month to prepare, so you’d best get started!

Canary Flip

Now that the birds are starting to nest and the early mornings are again filled with the springtime sound of tweeting and trilling, this cocktail seems extremely apt. A bright and interesting combination of white wine, Advocaat and lemon juice, this drink is shaken with ice before being strained into a chilled martini glass. It’s enough to have you twittering like a canary!

Sangria Blanco

When you think of wine cocktails, Sangria is always the first drink that springs to mind. A holiday treat for many, it is a refreshing and cooling beverage to enjoy by the pool.

However, Sangria Blanco is a very exciting twist on the traditional Spanish red-wine concoction. This cocktail uses white wine instead of red and has a delightful citrus note to it. The wine is combined with lemon, grapefruit, grapefruit juice, dry vermouth, Suze, pisco and mint leaves for an alcoholic infusion you will adore!

Jersey

Made up of six ingredients, the Jersey is a simple cocktail to make that is bursting with flavour. Brandy, Cointreau, orange bitters, bourbon and vanilla syrup are combined with red wine to create an irresistible drink that is both fruity and sour!

Bowie Knife Cocktail

This super-sweet cocktail is perfect for those that love their rose wine. Simple, but effective, the wine is combined with lemon juice, sugar syrup and gin to make a surprisingly delicious beverage.

Round off the long weekend with one of these delights and let us know how you found it!

Cocktails mentioned in this post

Blueberry-Apple Cordial cocktail
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Blueberry-Apple Cordial
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To make the cordial, combine blueberries, lemon zest and brandy in a tightly sealed jar and allow it to marinate in a cool, dark place for a month, shaking daily to mix the flavours. Strain through a cheesecloth into a bowl and add as much simple syrup as you require. Chill for half an ...
To make the cordial, combine blueberries, lemon zest and brandy in a tightly sealed jar and allow it to marinate in a cool, dark place for a month, ...
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Canary Flip cocktail
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Canary Flip
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Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve with a lemon twist as garnish. ...
Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve with a lemon twist as garnish. ...
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Jersey cocktail
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Jersey
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Devised by head bartender at The Diamond, Ron Oliver. Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice, stir then strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist. ...
Devised by head bartender at The Diamond, Ron Oliver. Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice, stir then strain into a rocks glass ...
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Bowie Knife Cocktail cocktail
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Bowie Knife Cocktail
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Fill a shaker with ice and then add the sugar syrup, gin and lemon juice and combine. Pour in the sparkling rose and strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist. ...
Fill a shaker with ice and then add the sugar syrup, gin and lemon juice and combine. Pour in the sparkling rose and strain into a glass with ice. ...
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Sangria Blanco cocktail
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Sangria Blanco
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This drink is best made with Vinho Verde - also known as the 'green wine'! Slice the lemons and grapefruit thinly and then place in a pitcher or punch bowl with all of the other ingredients except the wine. Chill for at least four hours and then add the wine right before serving. ...
This drink is best made with Vinho Verde - also known as the 'green wine'! Slice the lemons and grapefruit thinly and then place in a pitcher ...
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Suzanna H
Hi, I am Suzanna. I would describe myself as a bit of a foodie with a side-interest in fancy cocktails. Anything sweet and alcoholic and I'm in! I am also an avid writer, proofreader and editor and work freelance through the website People per Hour.

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