Pinot Rita

October 8, 2017

Author Notes:

Made with a pinot noir simple syrup, these pinot ritas a sweet and tart, wine-flavored take on the classic margarita. Make one or batch it for a crowd!

Kate Wood

Makes: 1


For the pinot noir syrup:

  • 8 ounces pinot noir
  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 ounces tequila blanco
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce pinot noir syrup
  • 1/2 ounce cointreau
  • Salt for glass rims
  • Lime wedges for garnish
In This Recipe


  1. To prepare the pinot noir syrup: stir the pinot noir and sugar in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil and continue to cook until the contents of the pan have been reduced to 4 ounces, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool and chill completely in a heat-proof container in the fridge. The syrup will make about 4 Pinot Ritas.
  2. To prepare the pinot Rita: salt the rim of your glass, if desired. Combine the tequila, lime juice, pinot noir syrup, and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Pour the entire contents of the shaker into the prepared glass. Serve with a lime wedge, if desired.

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