We just can’t get enough of our wine-tinis this summer. We’ve shared white wine-tini recipes, red wine-tini recipes, sweet ones, sour ones, and everything in between. This week’s wine-tini recipe is lighter on the liquor and heavier on flavor. Of course, you’re encouraged to mix things up with this recipe until you alight on your own preferred potent combo.
In the meantime, here’s a launch pad for your imagination…
Peachy Passion Wine-Tini Recipe
- 1 bottle (750 ml) white wine
- ½ cup Peach Schnapps
- ½ cup Amoretti Passion Fruit Martini Cocktail Mix
- 2 sliced peaches (fresh or frozen)
- 1 sliced orange
- Other fruit of your choice!
- ½ liter (2/3 the wine bottle) ginger ale
Add all ingredients (except ginger ale) to a large pitcher. Stir well. Place pitcher in the refrigerator for at least an hour so that it can chill thoroughly. You may want to use frozen peaches and other frozen fruits as they help chill the wine-tini without diluting it (as ice does). Once you’re ready to drink, remove the pitcher from the refrigerator, add ginger ale and serve!
There are basically three components that make this – or any – wine-tini recipe successful:
- Cocktail mix/liqueur
Alter any one of those three ingredients and you’ll have a radically different recipe. If you’re using a low-priced white wine then you probably won’t notice a major difference between a Gewurztraminer version of this drink and a Chablis version. However, if you select higher-priced wines, then those subtle flavor characteristics will be much more pronounced and could make a big difference in how the final product tastes.
Your choice of cocktail mix (and/or liqueur) is one of the biggest ways you can influence your recipe. For example, choosing, say, our sour apple cocktail mix instead of Passion Fruit would make this recipe, well… a little weird. Passion Fruit, on the other hand, brings that full-bodied fruit flavor without sacrificing the subtle integrities of fresh fruit and high-end wine!
Lastly, we’d like to encourage you to have fun playing around with different fruit combinations. Try out some of the regional berries available at your local farmer’s market and make a drink that couldn’t be created anywhere else. When you shop with local fruit-sellers you’ll find a whole new world of gourmet possibilities. Take advantage of your local opportunities and happy mixing!