Red Wine Ginger Berry Cocktail

This gorgeous cocktail is a flavor showstopper: fruity red wine, pomegranate juice, citrus-flavored vodka, blackberry liqueur, honey-ginger syrup, and… (drumroll, please)… mixed berry ice cubes. Boom — holiday spirit in a glass.

It may look too pretty to drink, but you really should; the vodka cuts the sweetness of the wine, syrup, and liqueur just enough so that you can really savor all the flavors.

You can make the honey-ginger simple syrup and the mixed-berry ice cubes a couple of days ahead, so when the festivities start, all you have to do is pour and enjoy. You can buy flavored simple syrups or make your own: All you need to do is boil down water, honey, and ginger and voila — homemade simple syrup that you can use in all kinds of beverages, including coffee, tea, or this Lime Ginger Fizz cocktail.

Mixed berry ice cubes are even easier to make — just drop a single berry (or slice) in each section of an ice cube tray, add water, then freeze.

Pro Tip: Here’s how to make your own honey ginger simple syrup. It will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Red wine ginger berry cocktail

Red wine ginger berry cocktail
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Red Wine, Ginger, and Berry Cocktail

This cocktail is a flavor showstopper: red wine, pomegranate juice, vodka, blackberry liqueur, and honey-ginger syrup. Boom. Holiday spirit in a glass.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword red wine cocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings, approx. 6 fl. oz. each
Calories 156 kcal
Author Lili Ladaga

Ingredients

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle sweet red wine
  • 4 fl. oz. citrus-flavored vodka
  • 6 fl. oz. unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 2 fl. oz. blackberry liqueur
  • 1 cup Honey Ginger Simple Syrup
  • sliced strawberries (for garnish; optional)
  • blackberries (for garnish; optional)
  • raspberries (for garnish; optional)
  • 28 fl. oz. soda water
  • 24 Mixed Berry Ice Cubes

Instructions

  1. Combine wine, vodka, pomegranate juice, liqueur, and simple syrup in a large pitcher; mix well. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, or until chilled.
  2. Place a slice of strawberry, a blackberry, and a raspberry on a toothpick. Repeat so that you have 12 garnished toothpicks. Set aside.
  3. Slowly add soda water to wine mixture; mix well.
  4. Place 2 ice cubes in a serving glass; top with cocktail and a garnished toothpick. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Red Wine, Ginger, and Berry Cocktail
Amount Per Serving (6 fl. oz.)
Calories 156
% Daily Value*
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 17g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.