Red Wine Winter Spritzer

The New Year is a time for exercise, eating right, and for some; going dry. While we’re all about working off the holiday weight and getting our diet back on track, we can’t give up our beloved wine altogether. Spritzers are a great way to keep your drink low-key and low-calorie. We tried this Fireside Cocktail recipe courtesy of Dempsey’s Burger Pub, Kansas City, MO (originally published by Wine Enthusiast) and loved it. We hope you do too!


3 ounces Malbec

1-ounce cherry juice

¼ ounce simple syrup

2 dashes Angostura bitters

2 ounces club soda, to top

Mint sprig, for garnish

*we added an orange slice for additional garnish and flavor


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Gently roll from one side of the shaker to the other 4 times. Strain into a highball glass over ice. Top with club soda, and garnish with the mint.

P.S. Don’t forget your WineBlock to keep those teeth pearly white while you enjoy your wine.



The Gals at WineBlock


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