For this post, we teamed up with our friends at Rishi Tea to bring you 3 tea + wine cocktails using their new Sparkling Botanicals drinks! Sparkling Botanicals by Rishi are one of our favorite new wine companions. They elevate sparkling water by using premium teas and botanicals sourced from around the world that are then brewed for flavor and function. No alcohol, added sweeteners or extracts – just real plants with real virtue. It's the perfect NA option to rotate into your wine routine. And the best part is Rishi is offering an exclusive discount to Glass Half Full readers (that's you!). Click here to enjoy 20% off your first order of Sparkling Botanicals by Rishi with code BRIGHTCELLARS20. Now keep scrolling for 3 delicious, simple, and low ABV wine + tea cocktails!
Here’s some good news for a change: You can make unique and sophisticated wine cocktails with just a small handful of quality ingredients. We teamed up with Rishi Tea to bring you these 3 tea and wine cocktails! Why do wine and tea go together so beautifully? These beloved beverages share certain qualities and flavor notes, so you when you mix them together, something magical happens on your palette. Running low on time? We feel you. That’s why these cocktails are quick and easy to make, so you can spend your time savoring them. But don’t worry – your friends will never know just how simple these cocktails really are. Layers of complex flavors are sure to impress wine connoisseurs and tea fiends alike. Whether you’re hosting guests or simply want a low-maintenance cocktail to pair with dinner, check out these 3 delectable cocktail recipes.
1. Floral Peach Sangria
This light and fruity sangria combines an enchanting floral green tea with an aromatic white wine, a touch of sweetness, and a crisp bite of fresh fruit. What’s not to love? Try a white wine like our Quinte Royale Sauvignon Blanc when pairing with Jasmine Spring Tips tea. You could also try a Riesling with fragrant floral notes of jasmine, peach, and honeysuckle. Enjoy a pitcher of this sangria at your next gathering, since this recipe serves 6.
What you’ll need:
- 20 oz Jasmine Spring Tips Cold Brew Tea
- 1 bottle Quinte Royale Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling
- 2 cups fresh sliced peaches
- 2 oz honeysuckle simple syrup
How to make it:Simply combine all of the ingredients in a pitcher. Chill for 4 hours. Enjoy!
2. Grapefruit Spritzer
This single-serving spritzer is the perfect happy hour pick-me-up and makes an excellent cocktail alongside green veggies and salads. Sweet and citrusy, this grapefruit spritzer combines a tangy sparkling tea with Sauvignon blanc, a light-bodied white wine with similar notes of citrus, stone fruit, and tart gooseberries. With aromas of grapefruit, lime, and peach, Kalypto Sauvignon Blanc goes hand-in-glove with Grapefruit Quince Sparkling Botanicals.
What you’ll need:
- 6 oz Grapefruit Quince Sparkling Botanicals
- 6 oz Kalypto Sauvignon Blanc
- 2 grapefruit slices
- 1.5 oz agave nectar