WITH RECIPES: Fun Holiday Wine Concoctions


By KMVT News

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Sommelier Jon Melone comes onto Rise and Shine to show us some unique and tasty wine recipes.

Here are the recipes to the three drinks:

French Monkey

4 ounces of sweet red wine
4 ounces of orange soda

Mix the two ingredients together, and serve over rocks in a 10 ounce tumbler.


1 part dry sparkling wine
1 part cranberry juice
1 tbsp of Grand Marnier

Mix the cranberry juice & dry sparkling wine together in a champagne flute, then float the Grand Marnier on top and serve with an orange twist

Mulled Spice Wine

1 bottle (750 ml) sweet red wine
6 cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp orange extract
2 orange slices
2 lemon slices

Crumble the cinnamon sticks up into a coffee filter, add the cloves and sugar and staple the coffee filter together so the ingredients do not spill out. Pour the red sweet wine into a sauce pan and add the spice packet, orange slices and lemon slices. Simmer on a low het for 2-4 hours (do not allow the mixture to boil. Remove the spice packet and serve the mulled spice wine in mugs with a cinnamon stick.

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