Cocktail Friday: Marg and wine

Posted on 14 Aug 2015 at 1:18pm

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All bets are off when the blender comes out – hello, margies! – but it’s easy to go green this summer with this made-by-hand margarita-on-the-rocks recipe born at the Living Room Bar and Fireplace at the Inn & Spa at Loretto in Sante Fe, N.M.

1 1/2 oz. Roca Patron Silver Tequila

1/2 oz. Cointreau

1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

6 oz. Ancho Reyes Chile Liquor

Tbsp sugar

1 pint fresh blueberries.

Making it: Combine in a shaker. Rim martini glass with raspberry chipotle sea salt, pour and serve.


Summer-staple sangria takes the backseat when you break out pinot noir to serve as the base of this fun-and-fruity cocktail. Chilled red wine meets citrus and sparkling wine for a fizzy-fresh drink with zip, designed by Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash.

1 1/2 oz. Black Box Pinot Noir

3/4 oz. crème de cassis

1/2 oz. honey syrup

1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

Sparkling wine

Strawberry slice.

Making it: Shake all ingredients (except for sparkling wine) with ice and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with strawberry slice on rim of glass.

— compiled by Mikey Rox

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