Let’s face it. Yellowtail wine is relatively inexpensive. It is even lower in price than some craft beers. However, it is suitable for what you get. Each type of wine has its attributes. Depending on your preference, there is a yellowtail wine for you, especially if you want to make an excellent mixed drink that goes down smoothly. The following are examples of the best mixers for yellowtail wines:
1. Pinot Grigio Mulled Fall Apple Cider
This drink is one great seasonal cocktail you can enjoy like a hot toddy. Citrus, clove, and cinnamon sticks provide the right balance between the cider and the white wine. Pair it with a fun day of apple picking, and you have a festive fall date. The pinot grigio has the perfect notes to make this type of drink:
- Passion fruit
The apple notes complement the cider quite nicely. It produces a clean, crisp flavor that can be savored in the fall. This drink is ideal for drinking in the cool autumn breeze while watching the amber, crimson, and orange leaves gently cascading down to the ground from the trees.
2. Noir Makes a Mean Sangria
Sangria is the best punch to serve at a summer soirée with music playing and a lot of celebration. Yellowtail’s Pinot Noir is juicy and very easy to drink. It is a light-bodied, velvety red wine with bold fruits and a subtle hint of spice. Some of the notes:
There is also a slight hint of dark chocolate to this lovely pinot. Use fresh fruits like tangy orange slices, ripe cherries, and tropical pineapple to round out the flavors of the wine. Mix with a bit of brandy and have the quintessential outdoor party drink.
Ray, a bartender at Plaza Azteca, says, “Pinot Noir, chocked full of fresh fruits, is a very uplifting drink but beware, you may not realize it, but the kick is in there.”
3. Merlot and Coca-Cola
This drink, formally referred to as the Calimocho or Kalimotxo, is equal parts red wine and cola. This classic alcoholic beverage dates back to 1920s Spain. The soda and the wine complement each other well. Some of the flavor notes that make it work:
- Black currants
This beverage is a trendy drink in Spain, as it is an easy no-fuss beverage to make, and it tastes rather yummy. If you are going to make yourself one of these, you should spring for the real deal: a Coca-Cola that contains natural sugar. Make sure you pour it into a glass with lots of ice.
4. Rosé Wine Cocktail
Everything in this mixed drink enhances the flavor of the rosé. You can get creative with it and use fresh grapefruit or orange slices and a dollop of honey to add to the already palatable refreshment of the rose. Add a splash of Sprite for bubbly goodness. Some of the beautiful notes of the rose:
- White peach
This is a lively, highly drinkable wine for outdoor get-togethers and playful summer nights. It has the delicate and sweetly scented aroma of rose petals. This mixed drink is a lovely departure from more challenging cocktails and will surely quench your thirst.
5. Sparkling Prosecco and Lemonade
Yellowtail prosecco is a great sparkling wine bursting with citrus and pear flavors. It is a delightful bouquet of light and refreshing flavors. The lemonade will give it the rich tartness and sweetness to elevate this drink to the next level. Some of the other flavors involved:
Lemonade and prosecco is another fruity and fun drink for the summer. The lemon artfully balances the bubbliness and zesty citrus flavors of the prosecco. You can bring this mix for a picnic on a warm, sunny afternoon.
6. Moscato White Wine Punch
You can try this tempting candy-like dessert wine with some orange slices, lime slices, lemon slices, and strawberries. Add a little cranberry juice; voila, you have a white wine punch. Some of the notes of the wine that makes it come together so easily:
This punch will satisfy any partygoer looking for a wine to pair with their cookies or angel food cake. The light fizz of the wine is spectacular on the palate and brings this fruity drink to life. If you like your drinks sweet, this wine is for you.
7. Sinful Cabernet Sauvignon Hot Chocolate
You can use Gharadelli or Starbucks hot chocolate for this one. Any quality hot chocolate, incredibly dark, will work well with this concoction. Add some chocolate chips and whipped cream if you want true decadence. Some of the notes in this bold red wine:
- Sour cherry
The mocha notes in this wine blend beautifully with this drink to create the most sinfully delicious adult hot chocolate you have ever tasted. The wine is full-bodied yet easy to drink and approachable. Sip slowly and enjoy!
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