Nos Accords Mets Vins - Que boire à un apéro, les cocktails à base de vin ? - Les Grappes

What to drink at an aperitif, wine-based cocktails?

Tired of always having the same cocktails at your parties with friends? You feel like changing a little mojitos and gin and tonic?! We have prepared some surprising cocktail ideas to make your taste buds travel and seduce your friends! Let's go !

The Sunset: for the romantics

The colour of a setting sun in your glass... quite a program. Bring a bottle of rosé and let's go for the summer cocktail!

Ingredients: 1 bottle of dry rosé wine + 15 cl of Pulco Orange + 5 cl of Cognac + 5 cl of cane sugar syrup.

Recipe: the ingredients are mixed in a one litre bottle: first the cane sugar, then the cognac, the Pulco and finally the rosé wine. The cocktail is served chilled.

La Soupe Angevine : for the gourmets

Well, its name is less sexy than a sunset but this cocktail is very refreshing and gourmet. Made in Pays de la Loire, original aperitif guaranteed!

Ingredients: 1 bottle of Crémant or sparkling wine + 1 ladle of lemon juice + 1 ladle of cane sugar syrup + 1 ladle of orange liqueur (Grand Marnier or Cointreau type)

Recipe: mix the ingredients (very fresh!) in a salad bowl just before serving the cocktail. The Angevin soup can be served in a flute.

Le Blanc Limé: for the classics

Vineyard Ducourt - white limed

Direction South-West, ocean and surfers... Cocktail easy to make!

Ingredients : 1 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc + 50 cl of lemonade + one lemon

Recipe: In a large salad bowl, mix the chilled white wine and iced lemonade. Once the mixture is served in a glass, add a slice of lemon. It's easy!

La Marquisette: for those in search of finesse

Its name with bourgeois accents takes us to Marie-Antoinette's gardens. A charming cocktail based on champagne and white wines to be tasted in glasses and not flutes, even more chic!

Ingredients: 1 bottle of white wine + 1 bottle of champagne + yellow and green lemons + sugar.

Recipe: Marinate the wine, lemon juice and sugar 24 hours in advance. Just before serving add the lime cut into small pieces and the champagne. A delight, to be served very fresh and in moderation. This nice cocktail could well be a bit treacherous!

The Spritz: for Italians at heart

A historical cocktail, prized by Italians and particularly by Venetians, it is a must. Flee those who do not like bitterness, it usually makes humanity when summer arrives and the terraces fill up.

Ingredients: 1 bottle of Prosecco + 1 bottle of Apérol or Campari + 1 bottle of sparkling water.

Recipe: 3 shots of Prosecco, 2 shots of Apérol or Campari and 1 shot of sparkling water. Serve chilled with a little crushed ice and add a slice of fresh orange to your glass.


The B.I.F : for the nostalgics of the Roaring Twenties

For the British Industries Fair, this cocktail was created in the 1960s in Manhattan. Historical, it is brought up to date in several American series such as the Sopranos or Breaking Bad and Better call Saul and the famous character of Saul Goodman who is a fan.

Ingredients: 1 cl of blackcurrant cream + 2 cl of blue curacao + 7 cl of white wine

Recipe: Slowly serve the ingredients one by one to let the "nuances" of blue appear in the glass. Serve preferably in a flute and very fresh of course!

Wine Caïpi: for the adventurers

serious eats

The tropics and wine: an explosive mix!

Ingredients: 2 cl raspberry cream + 12 cl soft white wine + 1 piece of ginger + 1 lime wedge.

Recipe: Squeeze the lime into the glass over ice cubes. Add the white wine and then the raspberry cream. Finish by incorporating the grated ginger and mix.

Decorate if you feel like it with a nice red fruit brochette.

Cheers! Tchin!

Marie-Charlotte Antonini (for Les Grappes)

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