Red Wine Syrup and Watermelon Margarita

by James Stevenson

I cannot get enough of Margaritas this week! I wanted to feature a wine Margarita today that is so good and refreshing. It is made with red wine syrup which is combined with watermelon. This combination is the perfect hot weather wine cocktail. The red wine syrup adds a buttery sweetness to the drink which balances out the tequila! Drink up this week and celebrate summer with a refreshing red wine cocktail!

1

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces of tequila
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine syrup (See recipe below*)
  • 3 ounces of watermelon juice (see recipe below*)
  • 1 ounce of Grand Marnier
  • ½ lime, juiced (extra slice for garnish)
  • 1 cup of ice

Garnish: 1 slice of lime and sugar rim

Instructions:

  • In a cocktail shaker add tequila, wine syrup, watermelon juice, Grand Marnier, lime juice and ½ cup of ice
  • Shake until mixed and chilled
  • Add ½ cup of ice to serving glass
  • Strain mixture into serving glass
  • Garnish with lime slice and sugar rim

1

*Recipe: Red Wine Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces of red wine (I used Malbec*)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar

Instructions:

  • In a sauce pan combine red wine and sugar.
  • Let it boil for until sugar dissolves
  • Let mixture it cool

You may also like

%d bloggers like this: