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Rioja & Food

Tippling Bros. Cocktails

As the practice of mixology expands, and the American cocktail culture continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it makes sense that we are seeing more wine cocktails coming into popularity. With such a vast selection of wines from which to choose, savvy mixologists can play with a nearly endless array of flavor profiles in their drinks. Whether creating lower alcohol, aperitif drinks or mixing wine with spirits to add layers and dimension to a cocktail, wine is a great ingredient to add to your bag of tricks.

RIOJA COCKTAIL RECIPES

Recipes Created by the Tippling Bros.

Strawberry Cosecha CoolerStrawberry Cosecha Cooler

3 oz. Rioja Cosecha
1 oz. Lemonade
1 strawberry
Sprite

Muddle a strawberry in a mixing tin
Add Rioja & lemonade to mixing tin
Shake over ice
Strain into glass over fresh ice & top with Sprite
Garnish with a strawberry

 

 

New York SourNew York Sour

2 oz. Irish Whiskey
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. Rioja Crianza
mint sprig

Add Irish whiskey, simple syrup & lemon juice to a mixing tin
Shake over ice
Strain into cocktail glass & float Rioja wine
Garnish with a mint sprig

 

Missionary’s (Repo)sitionMissionary’s (Repo)sition

2 oz. Reposado Tequila
1 oz. Rioja-Pear Syrup
½ oz. Velvet Falernum
½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Add all ingredients to a mixing tin
Shake over ice
Strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with pear slices

 

Rioja-Pear Syrup

1 bottle of Rioja Cosecha
2 cups of white sugar
1 Pear
2 Orange peels
Cut pear into slices.
Add all ingredients to a pot and place on stove.
Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Strain to remove pear and orange peels.
Let cool and keep refrigerated.