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Strawberry wine cocktail

Diana Henry / 06 June 2016

Muddled fresh strawberries give a light red wine a summer a summery freshness. Try this cocktail at summer garden parties instead of Pimm's.

Strawberry wine cocktails
Try strawberry wine cocktails instead of Pimm's at a summer barbecue or party

This strawberry wine cocktail is based on a recipe from the Ile de Re. It makes a lovely change from Pimm's during the summer months and is ideal for serving at summer cocktail parties or barbecues.


  • 125g sliced strawberries
  • 5 tbs sugar
  • 5 tbs crème de cassis
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • Handful of mint leaves

To make

Put the sliced strawberries in a bowl, add the sugar and ‘muddle’ a little with the end of a rolling pin. 

Leave the strawberries and sugar to macerate for 15 minutes.

Add the strawberry mixture to a jug with a bottle of light red wine, the crème de cassis, a halved cinnamon stick and a handful of mint leaves. 

Chill the cocktail for at least 45 minutes, then serve. You can top the cocktail with some extra slices of fresh strawberries and a sprig of mint, if you like.

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