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5 Delicious Wine Cocktails To Try This Christmas

5 Delicious Wine Cocktails To Try This Christmas

Identifying the perfect drink that resonates with festive spirits can be quite challenging. But a cocktail can make all the difference to a festive meal by providing the right mixture of flavors to enjoy.

If you are looking for some bubbly, delicious, festive cocktails to add to your Christmas menu, try these five amazing wine cocktails.

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1. Christmas Punch

Nothing beats the striking bold flavors of a strong punch to accompany a pleasing appetizer during a Christmas dinner. This simple recipe will lighten your festive dinner party with the strong punch of brandy and sparkling wine embodied in a flavorful drink brimming with cranberries.  

Christmas Punch

What You Need:

  • 5 cups of cranberry juice
  • 2 cups of apple cider
  • 1 ½ cups of ginger ale
  • 1 ½ cups of brandy
  • 2 bottles of sparkling wine
  • 2 oranges thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries
  • Ice

How To Prepare:

  1. Chill all the ingredients to prepare them for the punch.
  2. In a large pitcher, add rum, cranberry juice, ginger ale, cider and stir thoroughly.
  3. Top the pitcher with sparkling wine and ice and stir gently.
  4. Add orange slices and fresh cranberries to the mix and let it sit for a few minutes.
  5. Your Christmas punch is ready to serve alongside a delightful dinner.

2. Red Moon Over Manhattan

Manhattan is a classic cocktail that has lasted decades with its impressive flavors. A simple variation to this delicious drink with a touch of red wine will introduce the Christmas spirit. Make sure to choose a red wine with herbal and floral notes to enjoy the best version of this cocktail.

What You Need:

  • ½ cup red wine
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 3 gourmet maraschino cherries
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • Orange peel
  • Ice

How To Prepare:

  1. Add the bourbon, red wine, and simple syrup to a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Rub an orange peel on the rim of a glass.
  3. Add an ice cube to the glass and strain the cocktail from step 1.
  4. Add one cherry to garnish the drink and serve.

3. EggNog Cocktail

What is Christmas without a delicious cup of eggnog? Well, with a touch of wine, this amazing eggnog cocktail recipe will become your festive favorite to relish with family and friends. 

What You Need:

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sherry
  • A pinch of salt

How To Prepare:

  1. Separate the egg whites from the yolk and store them in a small bowl for later.
  2. Add the yolks to a small bowl and whisk lightly. Add 2 teaspoon sugar to this bowl and beat till it forms a smooth paste.
  3. Add the remaining sugar to the whites and whisk until peaks form.
  4. Place a saucepan over medium flame. Add milk, nutmeg powder, vanilla essence, and salt.
  5. Stir the mixture till it bubbles. Remove the saucepan from the stove.
  6. Add the warm milk mixture slowly into the egg yolk mixture. Stir continuously to make sure the egg does not cook. 
  7. Add sherry and stir again and finally fold the egg white into nog.
  8. Pour the eggnog cocktail into two mugs and garnish with nutmeg to serve.  

4. Mulled Wine

The enchanting flavors of citrus fruits and aromatic spices anise, cinnamon, and clove truly add an impeccable flavor palette to a fine glass of wine. Try this mulled wine cocktail to lighten your Christmas evening with flavors, fun, and loads of love.

What You Need:

  • 8 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star-anise
  • 3 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 bottle of dry red wine
  • Citrus slices 

How To Prepare:

  1. Add the citrus slices, cloves, cinnamon, anise, and brandy to a saucepan. Stir to combine the ingredients properly.
  2. Add the sweetener of your choice along with the red wine and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add the cocktail mixture to a saucepan and place it on medium heat.
  4. Cook till the cocktail reaches a simmer. Be careful not to let the cocktail cook for long as it could evaporate all the alcohol from the drink.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan. Simmer the wine for up to 3 hours in this setting.
  6. Use a strainer to filter the cocktail and discard the citrus slices and spices.
  7. Pour the mulled wine into a cocktail glass and garnish with whole spices to serve.

5. Hibiscus Rose Spritz

Floral cocktails can be quite a unique choice for your winter festivities. The flavors of hibiscus and rose will add a completely new look to your party menu, making it all the more exciting with a touch of tropical.

Hibiscus Rose Spritz

What You Need:

  • 1 tablespoon dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 tablespoon dried rose flowers
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup vodka
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ¾ cup cherries
  • 3 cups of Rose Wine 

How To Prepare:

  1. Place the cherries in a small pot and mash them into a pulp using a muddler.
  2. Pour the pulp into a saucepan and add water. Place on top of the stove and boil over high heat.
  3. Remove the mixture from the stove and add hibiscus and rose flowers.
  4. Cover the container and let it steep for about 20 minutes.
  5. Strain the mixture into a pitcher and press any juice left in the cherries.
  6. Add vodka, rose wine, honey, lemon juice, and pineapple juice to the mixture.
  7. Refrigerate the cocktail and garnish with dried hibiscus and rose flowers to serve.

Conclusion

These are some elegant wine cocktail ideas to complement your Christmas day meal. They will embed the spirit of this festive season in their bright colors and fabulous flavors to offer you a delicious drink to rejoice on this special day.

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