March 24 marks National Cocktail Day, and this Riunite cocktail recipe incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients is the perfect beverage for the occasion. Riunite Lambrusco, a fruity, fizzy, and semi-sweet red wine, pairs beautifully with the bright flavors of strawberry, lemon, and basil. The addition of Earl Grey syrup and balsamic vinegar add an interesting twist to this refreshing, low-ABV cocktail served over ice. —Riunite
bottle Riunite Lambrusco
Earl Grey tea syrup
fresh lemon juice
In This Recipe
Combine 2 basil leaves and diced strawberry in a shaker tin and muddle gently.
Add 1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, 3/4 ounce Earl Grey tea syrup (equal parts tea and sugar), and 1 ounce fresh lemon juice with ice and shake vigorously.
Open shaker tin and add 4 ounces Riunite Lambrusco.
Strain entire cocktail into rocks glass over fresh ice.