I have no experience in making wine cocktails and I would like a recommendation of a "rose" colored wine cocktail.

The wine cocktail I am looking for should be as close as possible to the color rose as possible. The color pink is generally much lighter in color than that of rose.

Rose is the color halfway between red and magenta.

Pink is a pale red color which takes its name from the flower of the same name.

If possible could answers include why one is making their recommendations, a recipe for usage and an image of the suggested wine cocktail or wine cocktails (if possible).

  • Is this for a romantic evening? Is the color so very important? Apr 4, 2017 at 15:11
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    Not a cocktail, but rosé wine comes in a variety of hues from pale pink to dark magenta.
    – Eric S
    Apr 4, 2017 at 18:06
  • @dougal3.0.0 The hue is important for a meal which is linked to a traditional religious celebrations. Rose is a liturgical color as well a the tradition color used in the interior of the Grand Chartreuse. I like to celebrate my Feasts with great meaning and symbolism! There are many Carthusian saints.
    – Ken Graham
    Apr 4, 2017 at 23:59
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    Ah, thanks for that, I believe we are on the opposite ends of that spectrum, but it wont stop my dougal nose trying to sniff something out for you. However, I think that @Dorothy has beaten us all to it with her answer below - which seems to cover just about everything - I hope your event is a success. Apr 5, 2017 at 4:51

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I do love a wine spritzer and cocktails, as you can take a fabulous wine, white or red, add splashes of other liquid(s) for a light and refreshing drink. I also love your questions, and would like to be your neighbor, invited over for drinks (I'll bring the hors d'oeuvres).

So, for your glorious rose-colored beverages, along with rosy images!

Tinto de Verano

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1 part red wine
1 part "gaseosa" (carbonated lemon-flavored soda)
Traditional-flavored gaseosa can be replicated by mixing Sprite or 7-Up with carbonated water.

Serve over ice with a slice of lemon.

René Barbier Mediterranean Red Citrus Wine Cooler

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3 oz. René Barbier Mediterranean Red
1/4 oz. orange liqueur
Juice of 1/4 lime
4 oz. lemon/lime soda

In a highball glass half-filled with ice, add orange liqueur, lime juice and red wine. Swirl gently to mix and then add soda. Garnish with orange wedge or lime twist. Serves one.

The Rumbling Red Horse

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50 ml fresh lemon juice
100 ml Red wine – Tall Horse Merlot or Cabernet
Lemonade (to your liking)
1 teaspoon superfine sugar

Add sugar, lemon juice to you preferred glass and muddle until sugar dissolves. Add ice, wine and the lemonade to fill. Garnish with lemon slice or cherry.

Kir and Kir Royale

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1/5 Crème de Cassis to
4/5 chilled dry white wine
(or chilled dry Champagne for Royale)

Add the room-temperature Crème de Cassis to the glass first, followed by the wine (otherwise, they do not mix very well or uniformly).

Pretty in Pink Wine Cocktail

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12 oz Gallo Family Pink Moscato
2 oz cherry brandy
¼ cup chopped, pitted cherries
4-6 strawberries, hulled and sliced (plus more for garnish)
2 stems of fresh mint leaves

Add the cherries to the bottom of an 8-oz glass, followed by 1-oz cherry brandy. Divide the moscato into each glass, and drop the sliced strawberries and mint on top. Garnish with a fresh strawberry on the side of the glass and serve chilled. Makes 2 cocktails.

Strawberry Peach Sangria

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1 bottle of dry white wine
6 oz. of orange muscat wine
4 oz. of peach schnapps
8 oz. of strawberries cut into slices
3 peaches cut into slices
1 lemon cut into slices

Combine all the ingredients together in one pitcher. Pour over ice.

And, just in case you want a full-on killer cocktail: Maria McClaire

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1 1/2 oz. Irish whiskey
1 oz. Fonseca Siroco White Port
1/2 oz. Campari
2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and twist a thin-cut swatch of orange peel over the top.

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    Wow, now that is what I call an answer! Apr 5, 2017 at 4:52
  • Which Irish Whiskey(ies) would you suggest as a mixer in a cocktail?
    – Oliver
    Nov 30, 2018 at 4:14

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