Let it be a spooky Halloween party, a girl’s day out, or a candlelight dinner, red alcoholic drinks are one of the best additions to make. Not only do they taste good, but they offer a bold yet attractive look too.
However, most people think of red wine as the sole choice to go for. But in reality, there are a plethora of red alcoholic drinks to choose from. This includes the all-time famous bloody mary, the classic cranberry mimosa, and many more.
So, let’s delve through the article and unravel some good categories in the listing to go for.
1. Bloody Mary
For those people who aren’t much into the sweet profile of alcohol, the bloody mary is the perfect treat to lay on.
It contains a rich blend of the following ingredients:
- Worcestershire sauce
- black pepper
- tomato juice
- Added ice
It is usually garnished with a lemon wedge and served on the rock. This vibrant mix makes the drink worth the cost.
2. Red Moon Over Manhattan
You must have tasted Manhattan once in your life, right? It is a classic sweet drink with a traditional taste to offer.
Red Moon Over Manhattan is just its updated bold version in which the vermouth is replaced by red wine. It includes a combo of rich red wine, sweet syrup, and a few maraschino cherries flavoring up the drink to a whole new level.
Moreover, it is not a very sweet drink. So, if you aren’t longing to overload your mouth with sweetness, red moon over Manhattan is a good go.
However, it is a heavy drink; therefore, the majority like to have it mostly in winter.
3. Cranberry Mimosa
Looking for something more fancy and attractive? Then how about going for a cranberry mimosa?
It’s just like the traditional mimosa, which includes orange juice as the prime ingredient. However, in cranberry mimosa, orange juice is replaced with red cranberry juice, providing a distinct flavor profile to the drink and a rich bloody red color too.
The drink includes solely two ingredients:
- Sparkling Alcohol
- Cranberry Juice
So, if you want a drink for your Halloween party, a cranberry mimosa garnished with sugar is the ideal pick to go for.
4. Strawberry Margarita
Oh, so you are more into smoothies and ice-cold drinks. Then here comes the best red alcoholic drink for you to settle down on.
Strawberry Margarita includes a unique blend of fresh or frozen strawberries, tequila, triple sec, fresh lemon slices, ice cubes, and sweetening syrup. All these ingredients blend to provide customers with a rich, high-quality, smoothie-like drink you surely can’t resist drinking.
However, the magic lies in uniform blending. Therefore, make sure to blend it as well as possible.
5. Red Wine Sangria
Red wine Sangria is a sweet Alcoholic cocktail that you can enjoy after your dinner to eradicate all your tiredness. It has a unique blend of sweet syrup or sugar with different wines, along with red wine and fresh fruits.
For example, you can combine brandy with freshly cut strawberries or cherries, depending on your taste buds. And yes, topping it with cinnamon powder adds a spicy touch too.
6. Apricot Pie Cocktail
And here comes the best ideal Valentine’s Day drink to enjoy.
The apricot pie cocktail is counted as one of the yummiest red Alcoholic Drinks that offers a sweet yet sophisticated drink to lighten up your mood further after a romantic dinner.
It often includes a rum base blended with a unique combination of grenadine, apricot pie, brandy, and a few other ingredients.
7. Mulled Spice Cherry Punch
What’s the first thing about a drink that makes up your mind? It’s aroma and appearance, right? And that’s why mulled spice cherry punch wins the game. It is a sweet bourbon drink filled with different exciting tastes.
To make mulled spice cherry punch, you need root beer, cinnamon, cherry, and other spices. All these add up to provide you with an enchanting drink with indulgent flavors.
8. Pomegranate Gin Cocktail
If you are looking for something tangy yet sweet, then probably pomegranate gin Cocktail is the one.
The drink includes the following ingredients:
- Pomegranate juice (canned or fresh)
- Sparkling Water
- Lemon Slices
- Orange juice
Indeed, what an absolutely stunning drink it would be!
And yes, although it contains gin, the rich blend of sweet pomegranate juice and sizzling sparkling water removes all the bitterness you might expect.
9. Strawberry Prosecco Slushie
If you are aiming for a quick, easy-to-make red alcoholic drink that you can make at home, too, then Strawberry Prosecco Slushie got your back.
It is a 5-minute drink that includes mixing orange juice, strawberry, and prosecco in definite proportions until they combine well. Then you can add a few spoons of honey to add a sweet taste and a thicker texture to the drink.
10. The Red Death
Last but not least comes the red death drink. Haha, calm down, for the drink is definitely not going to kill you. But yes, the rich flavor profile will take you to another world.
The drink includes a mixture of four types of alcohol along with orange juice and chunks of pineapple.
But since it has a rich punch of alcohol, it comes with a bad hangover if drunk in large amounts. Therefore, keep a count on the quantity of red Death drink you consume.
No matter which type of drink and flavors you like, you can get a respective red alcoholic drink or cocktail ready. These drinks are not only extraordinary in their taste but in appearance too.
Apart from the ones we mentioned, there are numerous bright to blood-red alcoholic drinks that you can look for and try.
I am a passionate beer connoisseur with a deep appreciation for the art and science of brewing. With years of experience tasting and evaluating various beers, I love to share my opinions and insights with others and I am always eager to engage in lively discussions about my favorite beverage.