Drinks

Give your wine a classy cocktail makeover 

Sep. 24, 2013 at 9:27 AM ET

Video: Leslie Sbrocco, author of “The Simple and Savvy Wine Guide,” teaches the ladies a thing or two about wine mixology with a delicious muddled mint and basil recipe.

Want to dress up your glass of wine? For a tasty treat, try making simple wine cocktails with these suggestions from Leslie Sbrocco, author of “The Simple and Savvy Wine Guide.”

Wine: Ruffino Prosecco

Turn it into: Sparkling Sunrise cocktail

  • Add 1/4 teaspoon of sweet balsamic vinegar (ones from MODENA Italy are best as they're sweetest) to the bottom of a flute.
  • Pour in 1/2 teaspoon of St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
  • Add a twist of orange

Wine: Moschofilero (a Greek white wine)

Turn it into: Herbal Delight

  • Start with 4-5 ounces dry white wine
  • Add a splash of tonic water
  • Add chopped fresh basil
  • Add chopped fresh mint
  • Serve on the rocks

Wine: Shiraz (We like 2010 Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet)

Turn it into: Shiraz Sangria

  • 4 to 5 ounces wine
  • Add a splash of cognac
  • Add a dash of orange juice
  • Add muddled raspberries and blueberries
  • Serve on the rocks
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