Red Wine Ginger Berry Cocktail

Red Wine Ginger Berry Cocktail

This gorgeous cocktail is a flavor showstopper: fruity red wine, pomegranate juice, citrus-flavored vodka, blackberry liqueur, honey-ginger syrup, and… (drumroll, please)… mixed berry ice cubes. Boom — holiday spirit in a glass.

It may look too pretty to drink, but you really should; the vodka cuts the sweetness of the wine, syrup, and liqueur just enough so that you can really savor all the flavors.

You can make the honey-ginger simple syrup and the mixed-berry ice cubes a couple of days ahead, so when the festivities start, all you have to do is pour and enjoy. You can buy flavored simple syrups or make your own: All you need to do is boil down water, honey, and ginger and voila — homemade simple syrup that you can use in all kinds of beverages, including coffee, tea, or this Lime Ginger Fizz cocktail.

Mixed berry ice cubes are even easier to make — just drop a single berry (or slice) in each section of an ice cube tray, add water, then freeze.

Pro Tip: Here’s how to make your own honey ginger simple syrup. It will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Red wine ginger berry cocktail

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Red Wine, Ginger, and Berry Cocktail

Prep Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Servings 12 servings, approx. 6 fl. oz. each


  • 1 (750 ml bottle) fruity red wine
  • 4 fl. oz. citrus flavored vodka
  • 6 fl. oz. unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 2 fl. oz. blackberry liqueur
  • 1 cup Honey Ginger Simple Syrup
  • Sliced Strawberries (for garnish; optional)
  • Blackberries (for garnish; optional)
  • Raspberries (for garnish; optional)
  • 28 fl. oz. soda water
  • 24 Mixed Berry Ice Cubes


  1. Combine wine, vodka, pomegranate juice, liqueur, and simple syrup in a large pitcher; mix well. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours, or until chilled.
  2. Place a slice of strawberry, a blackberry, and a raspberry on a toothpick. Repeat so that you have 12 garnished toothpicks. Set aside.
  3. Slowly add soda water to wine mixture; mix well.
  4. Place 2 ice cubes in a serving glass; top with cocktail and a garnished toothpick. Serve immediately.
Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 156
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 17 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugars: 17 g
Protein: 1 g

P90X/X2 Portions
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