Celebrate the Holidays with Wine-Based Cocktails: A Fun Guide

CorkRules | Dec 18, 2023

Hello, fellow CorkRulers! As the holiday season approaches, it's time to dust off your cocktail shakers and wine glasses. Whether you're hosting a small gathering or simply enjoying a quiet evening by the fire, we've got you covered with some fun and festive wine-based cocktails. From spritz to negroni, champagne to rosé frosé, let's dive into the merry world of holiday libations!

1. Aperol Spritz

Let's start with a classic Italian cocktail, the Aperol Spritz. This vibrant orange drink is a perfect aperitif to kickstart your holiday celebrations.


- 3 parts Prosecco

- 2 parts Aperol

- 1 part soda water

- Orange slice, for garnish


Fill a wine glass with ice, pour in the Prosecco, followed by the Aperol. Add a splash of soda water and garnish with an orange slice. Simple, yet delicious!

2. Negroni Sbagliato 

Next up is the Negroni, a sophisticated cocktail with a bittersweet twist. This ruby-red concoction is sure to warm you up on a chilly winter night. 


- 1 part sparkling wine or prosecco 

- 1 part Campari 

- 1 part sweet vermouth 

- Orange peel, for garnish 


Stir the gin, Campari, and vermouth in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with an orange peel. Cheers to that!

3. Champagne Cocktail

No holiday celebration is complete without a bit of sparkle! This classic Champagne cocktail is a timeless choice for any festive occasion.


- 1 sugar cube

- 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters

- Champagne

- Lemon twist, for garnish


Soak the sugar cube in Angostura bitters and drop it into a Champagne flute. Fill the glass with Champagne and garnish with a lemon twist. Let the celebrations begin!

4. Rosé Frosé

Last but not least, let's shake things up with a frozen delight - the Rosé Frosé. This icy cocktail is a fun and refreshing twist on traditional rosé wine.


- 1 bottle of rosé wine

- 2 cups of strawberries

- 1 tablespoon of sugar

- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice


Pour the rosé into ice cube trays and freeze until solid. Blend the strawberries and sugar in a blender until smooth, then add the rosé cubes and lemon juice. Blend until it's slushy and serve immediately. It's a frozé kind of holiday!

So, there you have it, wine lovers! Four fantastic wine-based cocktails to brighten up your holiday season. Remember, the key to a great cocktail is not just the ingredients, but also the company you share it with. So, raise a glass, share a toast, and enjoy these festive drinks with your loved ones. Happy holidays!






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