So I can’t take complete credit for this one. I was working for a large corporate restaurant when something similar to this was added to the menu. But I mean come on, wine and tequila? If you ask me it doesn’t get much better than that. Add some bubbles and it goes down smoother than a stripper on a sweaty pole.
I think my similes need a little work, but oh well. Anyway…
In my green pitcher is orange juice. Nothing special, just that kind in a can that you keep in the freezer and have to add water too.
Building this drink is super easy, there’s no muddling involved or making a simple syrup or anything. You can use any kind of red wine you want. Or a ready-made sangria. Whatever you prefer. The idea here isn’t to have a super dry red wine, even though I’m a huge fan. Then you’ll find yourself having to add more ingredients to sweeten it. That’s why I stuck with this cheap blackberry merlot. It even has a little bit of a fizz to it, so I didn’t have to add as much soda as I originally planned.
Without further adieu…
1 shot of tequila
3/4 cup sweet red wine
Splash of orange juice
Splash of lemon lime soda
Squirt of lime juice (if you’re using fresh lime I’d say the juice of half a lime)
Start by filling your glass with ice. Pour in your tequila and wine. Squeeze your lime into the mixture. Add your splash of oj and add lemon lime soda to taste (it really depends on how much fizz you like) and give it a stir. Garnish with an orange slice or a slice of lime, whichever you have on hand.
And that’s it! So simple but so good. My husband is not a wine drinker by any means and he loved this one.
Bottoms up, y’all!