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Turn Bad Wine Into A Great Cocktail!

Turn Bad Wine Into A Great Cocktail!

blog , Laurita Winery , Recipes , wine advice 🕔September 20, 2018 0 comments

It happens. Whether gift gone wrong or grocery store gamble or whatever the source, everyone ends up with a bottle of bad wine. Thankfully, you have options beyond pour-it-down-the-drain-and-use-the-bottle-for-a-craft. Bon Appetit has advice.

…I am here to tell you that yes, you can still drink that bad wine. Maybe not straight from the bottle—I would absolutely not recommend that. But, when poured over ice, topped with a little seltzer (or trendy sparkling beverage of your choosing) and a healthy squeeze of fresh citrus, it can be better than good—it can be great.

We know. If you’re old enough to have heard of wine spritzers you probably just wrinkled your nose. But rather than being a waste of good wine (as, admittedly, the spritzers of yore often were), this cocktail treatment can be the saving grace for a bottle that’s… well… meh. And you don’t need to be a master mixologist to whip up a batch!

Fill as many tumblers as you have guests with plenty of ice, and pour over whatever “just okay” or “kind of bad” wine you have lying around—say, three-quarters of the way up a glass. Top with effervescent water—Is it seltzer? Is it club soda? Is it soda water?? Honestly, still struggling to know the difference—and one or two good squeezes of citrus.

You can also try mixing with various kinds of soda or fruit juice, and getting creative with garnishes! And the next time you’re stuck with a bad wine, just turn it into some great cocktails!


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