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What kind of drinks can you mix with wine for something different?

Started 1293805271.76 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1293820413.313 by sue98

That is probably a very silly question, but I have a few bottles of wine we have bought in various places. I'm not much of a wine drinker at all, but I thought I might have a glass or two tonight. I was just sitting here thinking there must be something you can mix with it to make a different kind of drink.

Any ideas?

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AngelPuppy11293805574.8978735 PostsRegistered 5/26/2008

Here are a few. Not sure if this would be anything you would like. It's a start, maybe!

http://www.ehow.com/how_5144834_make-wine-drinks.html

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DrAKAHLF1293805607.01896 PostsRegistered 7/30/2008Detroit, MI

Sometimes, my friends and I make a wine sprtizer that has white wine and Sprite in it. It tastes pretty good. You can add lemon-lime pop or club soda...

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iam4truth1293806139.392063 PostsRegistered 5/19/2006Island of misfit toys

Really depends on what kind of wine it is. Some would mix better than others. Thinking something with a strong 'oaky' note wouldn't mix as well as the sweeter varieties. Something like that might be pretty good to cook with, though! I don't like oaky wine... if I wanted to taste wood, I'd go lick a tree {#emotions_dlg.blush} I usually stick with zinfandels or rieslings, and those mix pretty well with fruit juices and the carbonated stuff. I've used club soda, sprite, and even ginger ale to make wine punches. I usually just wing it with whatever sounds good, but you can Google some ideas for flavor combinations for wine punch/sangria.

bathina1293806350.6175750 PostsRegistered 2/25/2010

Hi Sue98- I am not a wine drinker either, but mulled wine (especially at this time of year) is quite delicious!

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doxiemom 41293806354.86727472 PostsRegistered 12/30/2008NJ-FL

I add sparkling water, and a twist of lime or lemon and make a spritzer.

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Miss Elain­e Eous1293806680.1672257 PostsRegistered 1/11/2007

You could add an olive and make it a wine martini! Just kidding. I like the idea of sangria or mulled wine.

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SpoiledRot­tenGreatDane1293806908.5779505 PostsRegistered 7/29/2010

Hi Sue. I was going to suggest using seltzer water too, but here's a recipe I found in my cocktail book:

Summer Red:

*1 tsp superfine sugar

*1 tsp lemon juice

*4 oz red wine

*Club soda

*Twist of lemon peel

Put the sugar in a wine glass.

Add lemon juice; stir to dissolve.

Pour in red wine.

Top off with club soda.

Drop in lemon twist.

Cheers!

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dfyre1293807019.861163 PostsRegistered 7/17/2007
You can add some fruit juice and sliced oranges, apples or whatever you have for a refreshing sangria drink. I remember my aunt always had a big pitcher of Italian wine with fresh sliced peaces in it during the summer at her house at the Jersey shore. We were always allowed wine even as kids. It was a cultural thing but I think it helped us to noy be fascinated by alcohol when we grew up. I like some wine with dinner and maybe a cocktail when we go out but my sister doesn't drink at all.

Brinklii1293807679.51310278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI
On 12/31/2010 dfyre said: You can add some fruit juice and sliced oranges, apples or whatever you have for a refreshing sangria drink. I remember my aunt always had a big pitcher of Italian wine with fresh sliced peaces in it during the summer at her house at the Jersey shore. We were always allowed wine even as kids. It was a cultural thing but I think it helped us to noy be fascinated by alcohol when we grew up. I like some wine with dinner and maybe a cocktail when we go out but my sister doesn't drink at all.

This reminds me of my college days. The only thing my roommate and I drank was sangria that we made at home. We just picked up a bottle of red wine, mixed it with something like sprite or even ginger ale, added a can of peaches in heavy syrup (juice and all), then threw in some slices of oranges, and added a few lemon twists. Mmmm. Best to make it in advance (except pour in the carbonated beverage at the end). Let those flavors brew! I even remember a sangria we made with home-brewed tea, but don't remember the full recipe. Have fun! I'm usually a tea-totaler now, but reading about this makes me want a glass.

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GoodStuff1293812389.30715193 PostsRegistered 11/11/2008

We enjoy a simple wine spritzer made with red or white wine and ginger ale. Very light and refreshing -- especially nice in hot weather or as a cooler with spicy foods. And it's a very good way to use and enjoy an inexpensive, not-all-that-great bottle of wine.

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MyGirlsMom1293819512.233422 PostsRegistered 12/5/2008

True story...

I saw an ABC news report that stated some affluent Chinese like to mix Coke - Cola with their wine. {#emotions_dlg.ohmy}

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Miss Elain­e Eous1293820017.5872257 PostsRegistered 1/11/2007

Yeah, in Germany they mix coke or sprite with beer and call it a radler.

RebeccaJ1293820299.557857 PostsRegistered 2/28/2008Northeast Georgia

I have a friend who has an annual January brunch; along with food, she always serves her "peach plantation punch" -- a combo of white wine or rose wine, peach nectar, and a splash of ginger ale to make it "sparkly." Yum-o!! I'm not much of a drinker, but this little concoction is wonderful!

The amounts are to your taste -- if you like wine more than peach nectar, use more wine and vice versa.

Enjoy and Happy New Year's Eve!!

RebeccaJ

sue981293820413.313677 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

Thanks for all the great ideas, everybody! Happy New Year!

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