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Put down your usual beer and explore our list of Bokbunja wine cocktail recipes you could mix up for your evenings in.
For a quick wine lesson, Bokbunja wine is a Korean dessert wine better served chilled. While the traditional wine has been around for centuries, it is quite new in the international wine scene.
This raspberry wine is sweet to taste and complements well with dark chocolate and seafood dishes. The alcohol content varies from one bottle to another but it is typically somewhere between 14-16% which is considered quite low by Korean standards.
Blood Orange Lemonade
A touch of Bokbunja wine with blood orange juice in freshly squeezed lemonade. It is an elegant and refreshing drink on a hot day.
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- ⅛ cup Bokbunja wine
- ¼ cup blood orange juice
- 3-4 crushed ice cubes
- Stir together well the lemon juice, granulated sugar, water, Bokbunja wine and blood orange juice.
- Pour the mixture into a glass of choice.
- Top it off with crushed ice cubes.
Apple Mint Wine Mix
Cool and aromatic, this apple and mint chiller is so tasty you won’t even miss those warm beers under the hot sun.
- 10 mint leaves
- Splash of apple juice
- ½ cup of Bokbunja wine
- In a cocktail shake, mix together the mint leaves and apple juice.
- Add in the ½ cup of Bokbunja Wine and ice.
- Shake and strain into a glass of choice.
This refreshing berry spritzer is the perfect cocktail celebration for one, or a crowd.
- Two cups of Bokbunja wine
- One cup of carbonated soda
- 2-3 Strawberries
- Frozen blueberries
- ½ cup of lime juice
- In a glass, fill it with a few cubes of ice, strawberries and blueberries. Add in lime juice. Stir it gently together.
- Add two cups of Bokbunja wine and carbonated soda into a glass, and stir it together.
- Garnish it with mint and serve.
The beauty of a basic sangria is that it’s as delicious as it is easy to make. This recipe definitely packs a punch with the mix of the fruits, spices and herbs.
- 3 cups of Bokbunja wine
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 1 cup of lemon juice
- Cinnamon sticks
- Mix together the Bokbunja wine, orange juice and lemon juice.
- Pour into a glass and top it off with ice.
- Garnish it with cloves and cinnamon sticks before serving.
Take a different twist on the ol’ margarita recipe. Whether you want it blended or on the rocks, this sweet, sour and salty beverage is the recipe to enjoy all year long.
- 1 cup of chopped strawberries
- 1 cup of tequila of your choice
- 1 cup of Bokbunja wine
- ½ cup of lime juice
- 1 lime wedge
- Cover the rim of your margarita glass with salt.
- Mix the liquor together with the chopped strawberries in a blender.
- Once it is smooth, pour in the mixture and garnish it with a lime wedge.
The Bishop Cocktail
It’s a simple little change to the Bishops but Bokbunja wine is one that adds depth to the classic flavour.
- 2/3 cups of rum
- 1/3 cups of Bokbunja wine
- ½ lime juice
- Pour the ingredients together into a shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well and strain it into a red wine glass.
- Garnish it with an orange wheel before serving.
Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Red sweet wine + chocolate? This recipe is definitely a winner.
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/3 cup of Bokbunja wine
- 45g of finely chopped dark chocolate
- ½ tablespoon of vanilla
- ½ tablespoon of food colouring
- Pinch of salt
- Whipped Cream
- Marshmallow (optional)
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk until it is hot.
- Reduce the heat and whisk in the Bokbunja wine, chocolate and salt until it is melted.
- Stir the mixture constantly so the chocolate doesn’t burn.
- Pour it into a mug filled with ice and put a dollop of whipped cream. Top it off with sprinkles, if you desire.
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