Category Archives: Wine Cocktails

Wine goes beyond the straight pour and punch style Sangria. See what’s in store for the ordinary bottle of red and white as wine gets mixed into delightful cocktails.

Lighthouse Lemonade

Lighthouse Lemonade - Barefoot Moscato Wine, Red Berry Vodka, Raspberry Lemonade, Simple Syrup, Lemon Twist

Lighthouse Lemonade – Barefoot Moscato Wine, Red Berry Vodka, Raspberry Lemonade, Simple Syrup, Lemon Twist

Lighthouse Lemonade is lemonade with an adult twist. The sweet juicy peach, apricot and citrus flavors of Barefoot Moscato Wine mingle nicely with red berry and summery citrus lemonade. This is definitely summer porch sipping berry lemonade for adults. Leave lemonade stands for the kiddos.

Lighthouse Lemonade Recipe

Lighthouse Lemonade - Barefoot Moscato Wine, Red Berry Vodka, Raspberry Lemonade, Simple Syrup, Lemon Twist

Exchange Lemonade & Grenadine for the Raspberry Lemonade and Simple Syrup if desired for a slight variation if desired.

Lighthouse Lemonade – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Barefoot Moscato Wine

1 ounce Red Berry Vodka

1 ounce Raspberry Lemonade

1/4 ounce Simple Syrup

Lemon Twist

Build in highball glass or goblet over ice. Garnish with lemon twist. Variation: Exchange Lemonade & Grenadine for the Raspberry Lemonade and Simple Syrup if desired for something a little different.

This Lighthouse Lemonade recipe was commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on this site and at BarefootWine.com and by following Barefoot Wine on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Kir Cocktail

Kir Cocktail variation of Kir classic - Barefoot Riesling Wine, Gin, Creme de Cassis, Blueberries

Kir Cocktail variation of Kir classic – Barefoot Riesling Wine, Gin, Creme de Cassis, Blueberries

A traditional Kir drink calls for dry white wine and crème de cassis with lemon twist. It is served chilled in a wine glass. Simple. Elegant. The Kir drink is said to be named in recognition of Mayor Canon Felix Kir of Dijon from the Burgundy region of France. The predominant flavor in the Kir cocktail is crème de cassis which is made from black currants. Crème de cassis originated in Burgundy.

Another version and possibly more popular is the Kir Royale. The Kir Royale exchanges dry white wine for champagne or sparkling wine and is served in a champagne flute. The Kir Royale is a sophisticated brunch favorite of many.

While we’re talking Kir cocktails, have you tried the Kir Martini? Yes, of course! The Kir Martini is 2-1/2 ounces Gin, 1/2 ounce Dry Vermouth, 1/4 ounce Crème de Cassis. Stir this mixture with ice until well chilled and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Kir Cocktail Recipe

This contemporary Kir Cocktail variation uses Barefoot Riesling still wine. It is sweeter than the dry white wine traditionally called for in the Kir. When pairing Riesling with gin rather than dry vermouth we come away with a lighter, sweeter cocktail that balances the gin botanicals. Increasing the crème de cassis adds just the right touch to offset any acidity in the cocktail. Blueberries brighten the look of the drink. But the blueberries do serve another purpose. Allow them to soak in the cocktail while you sip and you’re in for a delicious treat once you reach the bottom of the glass. The blueberries soak up some of the flavors of the Kir Cocktail in much the same way fruits soak up the flavor in sangria.

Kir Cocktail variation of Kir classic - Barefoot Riesling Wine, Gin, Creme de Cassis, Blueberries

Kir Cocktail

Kir Cocktail – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Barefoot Riesling Wine

1 ounce New Amsterdam Gin

1/2 ounce Crème de Cassis

Fresh Blueberries Garnish

Combine liquids in mixing glass with ice. Stir to chill. Strain into white wine glass. Garnish with fresh blueberries.

This Kir Cocktail recipe variation was commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on this site and at BarefootWine.com and by following Barefoot Wine on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

White Peach Sangria Martini

White Peach Sangria Martini - Barefoot Moscato Wine, Peach Vodka, Premium Orange Liqueur

White Peach Sangria Martini is wine, cocktail and sangria all rolled into one.

Happy hour is full of choices. Do you feel like having a glass of wine, a cocktail or mixing a pitcher of sangria? The White Peach Sangria Martini makes this decision easy. It’s wine, sangria and cocktail all rolled into one!

This White Peach Sangria Martini tastes like a luscious peach with barely there hit of fresh fruit peel. This cocktail can also be changed up a little by serving it on the rocks. Place fresh peach and orange slices in the drink as garnish for visual appeal and traditional sangria flair. Either way you decide to serve this drink, it is quick and easy. Happy hour never tasted so good.

White Peach Sangria Martini Recipe

White Peach Sangria Martini - Barefoot Moscato Wine, Peach Vodka, Premium Orange Liqueur

White Peach Sangria Martini

White Peach Sangria Martini – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Barefoot Moscato Wine

1-1/2 ounce Peach Vodka

1/2 ounce Premium Orange Liqueur or Triple Sec

Orange Twist Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with orange twist.

The White Peach Sangria Martini recipe was commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on this site and at BarefootWine.com and by following Barefoot Wine on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Wave Runner

The Wave Runner tropical drink brings beach feel to back yard cocktailing.

The Wave Runner tropical drink brings beach feel to back yard cocktailing.

The Wave Runner tropical drink brings beach feel to back yard cocktailing. We aren’t all lucky enough to have a beach nearby or vacations planned. But the Wave Runner drink can take us to the next level of paradise while lounging in a favorite chair, sitting on the back porch or reading the evening paper while crisp winds continue to blow outdoors. Catch the wave and enjoy a taste of tropical paradise.

Wave Runner Drink Recipe

The Wave Runner tropical drink brings beach feel to back yard cocktailing.

Catch the wave and enjoy a taste of tropical paradise.

Wave Runner – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Barefoot Moscato Wine

3/4 ounce Coconut Vodka

1/2 ounce Amaretto Liqueur

1 ounce Pineapple Juice

1/2 ounce Orange Juice

Orange Wedge Garnish

Build in highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange wedge.

The Wave Runner recipe was commissioned by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Barefoot Wine & Bubbly on this site and at BarefootWine.com and by following Barefoot Wine on Facebook.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Cotton Candy Day Cocktail

Cotton Candy Cocktail with Moscato Wine, Passion Fruit Fusion Liqueur and Pineapple Juice. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

Cotton Candy Cocktail with Moscato Wine, Passion Fruit Fusion Liqueur and Pineapple Juice. {recipe and photo credit: Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist www.intoxicologist.net}

We all know how fun cotton candy was to eat as a kid. It can be equally fun to sip now that we are adults. Some Cotton Candy drinks call for a fluff of real cotton candy in the drink. Others call for it as garnish. This Cotton Candy drink doesn’t have any fluff in it, but it just might bring back a few sweet memories.

December 7 is National Cotton Candy Day. Think like a kid. Sip like an adult.

Cotton Candy Drink Recipe

Cotton Candy – recipe by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

2 ounces Moscato Wine

1 ounce Pink Passion Fruit Infused Liqueur

1 ounce Pineapple Juice

Peach Slice Garnish – optional

Build in large rocks glass or highball glass over ice. Garnish with peach slice if desired.

I used Barefoot wine and X-Rated Fusion Liqueur during the creation process. Kinky Liqueur is similar, but not exactly the same as the X-Rated brand in taste.

All content ©2013 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com