Vinho Cabo Rubi Cocktail Recipes

Vinho Cabo Rubi Cocktail Recipes

Port-style wines are usually associated with cosying up in front of the fire on a chilly winter’s day, but what a lot of people don’t know is that fortified wines (including a Cape Ruby like our Vinho Cabo Rubi) can also be used in a variety of cocktails. And with the warm-weather-drinks season being here (at last!), it’s time to start practising your cocktail preparation skills!

TIP: Many cocktail recipes call for the use of a simple syrup; find our recipe for this syrup at the bottom of this page.

REEDVALLEY BREEZER
Ingredients
ReedValley Breezer Cocktail
HOW TO MIX

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberry with the simple syrup. Add all remaining ingredients except the soda. Shake with ice and strain into a tall, ice-filled glass. Top up with soda. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.

Rubi Punch
Ingredients
Rubi Punch Cocktail Recipe
HOW TO MIX

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add ReedValley Vinho Cabo Rubi, apple juice, lime juice and simple syrup. Top up with tonic water. Garnish with an apple slice and a strawberry.

Heidi’s Delight
Ingredients
Heidis Delight Cocktail Recipe
HOW TO MIX

You’re going to be needing a cocktail shaker for this one. Pour the port, brandy, lemon juice, sugar and grenadine syrup into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well and pour into a short tumbler. Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.

The ReedValley Rebel
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. gin
  • 2 tbsp. ReedValley Vinho Cabo Rubi
  • 1 ¾ tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon syrup (can be made by simmering some simple syrup with cinnamon sticks)
  • 1 spoonful of cranberry preserve
ReedValley Rebel Cocktail Recipe
HOW TO MIX

Shake all the ingredients together and strain into a glass over crushed ice. Garnish with a blackberry, a raspberry, and a mint sprig.

Port Cobbler
Ingredients
Port Cobbler Cocktail Recipe
HOW TO MIX

Fill a chilled short tumbler with crushed ice. Add all the ingredients. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Simple Syrup Recipe

Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow mixture to cool, then decant into a clean container with a tight-fitting lid. Keeps in the refrigerator for several weeks.

 

Want to try these recipes at home? Purchase our Vinho Cabo Rubi here.