If you have a bottle of white wine that has been sitting in your fridge for months or a red wine that has spent too long on the wine rack, let’s turn them into fun springtime cocktails. From sangria to a spritzer, there are many ways to repurpose wine. Here are a few of my favorites:
White/Red Wine Sangria
- 1 bottle wine
- 1 cup flavored soda
- ½ cup peach vodka
- ¼ cup brandy
- berries, if needed
Add ingredients to a pitcher, stir and add ice. If desired, add berries to each glass to provide a pop of color.
White Wine Spritzer
Over ice, pour equal parts white wine and club soda. Add a lime wedge if preferred.
Red Wine Spritzer
Over ice, pour equal parts red wine and 7UP. Add a lime wedge if preferred.
John F. Farrell III is vice president of sales and merchandising with Haskell’s The Wine People. Find more at haskells.com.