Like cool, refreshing, and tart? We’ve got one word for you: wine-tini. Or is that two words? Either way, the question disappears after a couple glasses of this summery concoction. If you’ve never made one of our wine-tini recipes before, then the Pineapple Zest Wine-Tini is a great place to start. This wine-tini recipe is full of delicious fruit flavor, both sweet and tart.
What makes it so good? Let’s run through the list of ingredients!
- White Wine: As you might suspect, wine is always the base of a wine-tini recipe. For that reason, it’s important to choose an appropriate white wine. Note: “appropriate” doesn’t mean “expensive.” Inexpensive wines are perfectly fine in a wine-tini recipe (though no one would fault you for splurging on a nicer bottle). We prefer very dry white wines for most of our wine-tini recipes – especially this one, which relies on tart flavor.
- Cranberry Schnapps Liqueur: This liqueur provides the majority of the tart flavor in this wine-tini recipe. Oftentimes, schnapps liqueurs are available at a lower and higher ABV. Because the white wine is the only other alcohol in this recipe, we recommend going for the higher ABV version, which will make it more of a cocktail.
- Amoretti Pineapple Martini Cocktail Mix: Different from most other fruit cocktail mixes, our pineapple cocktail mix is made from real fruit. This cocktail mix is handcrafted here in Southern California. It’s perfect for wine-tinis, martinis, and more!
- Fresh Fruit: It wouldn’t be a wine-tini without it!
- Ginger Beer: Not ale, but beer! Ginger beer gives that snappy bite that makes for a perfect wine-tini. Don’t neglect this essential ingredient!
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Pineapple Zest Wine-Tini Recipe
- 1 bottle (750 ml) white wine
- ½ cup cranberry schnapps liqueur
- ½ cup Amoretti Pineapple Martini Cocktail Mix
- 1 cup halved green grapes
- ½ cup muddled raspberries
- ½ liter ginger beer
Begin with chilled ingredients. (The colder your ingredients, the less ice you’ll have to use, which means less dilution.) We recommend freezing the green grapes after halving them. Mix all ingredients – except ginger ale – in a large pitcher, muddling the raspberries to unlock their flavor and ruby red color. When ready to serve, add ginger beer, pour into wine glasses, add ice and enjoy!