Aug. 28 is Red Wine Day (RWD)! This annual ‘spirited’ holiday, formed by wine-lover, Jace Shoemaker-Galloway. Red wine day was invented to improve consciousness about the various red wine benefits for your health.
Enjoy red win day with amazing red wine cocktail recipes and improve your health by drinking red wine, Let’s celebrate with cheers!
Red wine is perfect anytime! Whether you enjoy a glass or two after a hard day at the local pub, with some of your favorite friends, or during dinner with family.
Health Benefits of Red Wine
Red wine is made by many companies across the globe and is available in many delicious varieties. From Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Beaujolais Nouveau, Malbec, Zinfandel or Chianti, red wine is not only meant to taste good, it’s also great for your health!
- Good for your heart – Grapes are filled with antioxidants. Resveratrol, a formidable form of antioxidant, it is the important component in red wine that helps to avoid ruin to blood vessels, reduces blood pressure and rises HDL – the good type of cholesterol. Red wine may raise cholesterol by 12 percent.
- Cancer – Studies proved that drinking dark red wine can lower the possibility of colon, lung and prostate cancer. Quercetin in red wine can also prevent lung cancer. Drinking red wine three to four times in a week can help starve “neonatal cancer cells.” Some believe that resveratrol attacks cancer cells and “inhibits their ability to function.”
- Brain Power – Resveratrol can keep your memory sharp.
- Colds – Keep away the common cold.
- Cavity – It can prevent tooth decay.
- Other health benefits – Antioxidants can help to prevent obesity and diabetes. Red grapes skin can help control blood sugar!
It is essential to keep in mind that drinking alcohol in excess is harmful. Moderation is key!
In honor of Red Wine Day, why not whip up one or two of the red wine cocktails listed below? Bottom’s up!
Red Wine Day Cocktail Recipes
- Red Wine Cooler – This simple-to-make drink calls for red wine, lemon-lime soda and ginger ale.
- Queen of Hearts – This pretty drink, perfect for the holidays or special occasions, calls for strawberry juice, Champagne, red wine and Plymouth gin.
- Francophile Cocktail – This cocktail, from Alex Day, calls for apple brandy, Rioja wine, fresh lemon juice, apple slide, cinnamon stick and cinnamon syrup.
- Devil’s Cocktail – You’ll need ruby port, lemon juice and dry vermouth for this cocktail.
- Red Wine Sangria – This recipe calls for Merlot of Chianti, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries an orange and The Perfect Puree Red Sangria.
- Pomegranate Sangria – This popular 5-star beverage, from Bobby Flay, calls for fruity red wine, pomegranate juice, brandy, Triple Sec, simple syrup, pomegranate seeds, an apple, orange and red grapes.
- Pallini Peach Sangrini – This cocktail calls for Pallini Peachcello, red wine, ginger ale and peach wedges. Peachy.
- Vodka Grape Sparkler – This recipe calls for fresh red seedless grapes, clover honey, fresh lemon juice, vodka and a bottle of chilled rose sparkling wine.
- Cranberry Red Wine Spritzer – If you love cranberries, check this cocktail out! This gorgeous drink calls for one bottle of red wine, sugar, chopped cranberries, club soda and cinnamon or cinnamon sticks.
- Red Wine Berry Spritzer – Here’s another pretty cocktail. You’ll need red wine, La Croix Mixed Berry Sparkling Water, frozen blueberries or raspberries and ice.
- Clementine and Red Wine Spritzer – This pretty drink calls for a bottle of red wine, Clementine soda and ice.
- Burgundy Bubbler – This recipe, from Sandra Lee, calls for orange juice, sparkling cider and burgundy wine.
- Bloody Pepper – You’ll need red wine and Dr. Pepper for this one.
- Wine Crush – This simple recipe calls for red wine and orange soda.
- Bambus – This easy drink calls for red wine and Coke.
- Bloody Vagina – This shooter with the rather provocative name calls for red wine and Jack Daniel’s.
- Camels Snot – This Camels Snot shooter, from Steve Hauck, calls for red wine and Bailey’s Irish Cream.
- Chocolate Cocktail – Any recipe with the word “chocolate” in it, has got to be good!
- Mulled Wine – Don’t mull it over. This 5-star recipe, from Ina Garten, calls for apple cider, red wine, honey, whole cloves, star anise, oranges and cinnamon sticks.
- Mulled Red Wine – This recipe, from Gourmet, calls for dry red wine, cherry-flavored brandy, sugar, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, a vanilla bean and lemon and orange zest.
- Red Wine Brownies – Yep, you read that correctly!
Always drink red wine maturely. Cheers!