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Your DIY Wine Cocktails Menu, Sorted!

There’s no time to recover from last year’s wine addled indulgences. Some sumptuous and easy do-it-yourself cocktails await you in 2023’s first week. The party must continue.
Kickstart the hedonistic new year with a with a bevy of heartwarming and lip-smacking wine cocktails. Now while plenty of wine enthusiasts turn their nose up to the notion of wine cocktails and some go full on snob, that reaction has not aged well, giving way to a chilled and openminded generation of folks who love their wine immersed in a sumptuous and simple cocktail recipe. Sangria has far and away held up as the top of mind wine cocktail deserving for being the approachable cocktail that can start a party any time of day. Originating in Spain around the 18th century, Sangria has evolved past its original form and endeared itself on every continent. Sparkling wine cocktails also enjoy cult status, buoyed by universal popularity of Champagne and the recent relative success of Prosecco and Cava. And while most purist prefer the bubbly by itself, there’s some strikingly good classics and modern concoctions that’ll make them a believer. So we’re not letting you slow down on the vinous party even if the new year’s just begun. Bring out the glasses and whip up these classic still and sparkling wine cocktails to cheer the start of 2023.
Sparkling Wine Cocktails
This classic Champagne cocktail can literally be enjoyed with breakfast given that one of its main ingredients is a pervasive breakfast staple. Mimosa is led by orange juice with equal part champagne and is the perfect opener to weekend chilling.
  • 750 ml Champagne (Phillipe Gonet, Blanc de Blanc, Brut NV)
  • 750 ml orange juice.
Be sure to chill the champagne and orange juice down to 10 degrees celsius. Be sure to first pour the Champagne and then an equal part of orange juice atop. Let the ingredients settle and then add a garnish of orange slice that’s a nice touch.
Bubbly Italiano

It’s not all about the classics when it comes to sparkling wine cocktails – there’s an exciting sprinkling of new age concoctions in this space and Bubbly Italiano rates as good as any. Marrying the stupendously popular Italian sparkling wine Prosecco with the very trending spirit of Gin, this cocktail crackles with fruity exuberance.

  • 45 ml gin
  • 15 ml simple syrup
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • 90 ml prosecco (Bisol, Jeio Prosecco Brut Rosé 2021)
  • Ice

Fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Add 45 ml gin, 15 ml sugar syrup
and 20 ml lemon juice.Give it a thorough shake and and strain into tulip glass.Top it up with 90 ml Bisol, Jeio Prosecco Brut Rosé 2021. Garnish with a lemon slice.

White Wine Sangria
  • Strawberries, Oranges, and Basil leaves.
  • 750 ml white wine (The Daily Dose, Sauvignon Blanc 2019)
  • 60 ml vodka
  • Two table spoons of sugar
  • Ice

Cut up three cups of strawberries and oranges, add the vodka and sugar and allow the ingredients to macerate for a few hours. Put the macerated fruit in a pitcher and pour the 750 ml of chilled white wine and ice. You’re all set.

Red Wine Sangria
  • 1 sliced apple
  • 1 sliced orange
  • 3 table spoons of sugar
  • 3 cups of orange juice
  • 750 ml red wine (The Daily Dose, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016)
Put the slices of apple and oranges in a pitcher and add the sugar. Muddle the fruits to squeeze the juices and then add the orange juice. Then add the red wine and ice and stir the sangria. Garnish with a slice of apple.