A.J. RATHBUNwants wine lovers to mix it up—with juice, herbs, liqueurs, spirits, spices, even ginger ale. Unthinkable? Au contraire; there’s actually a long tradition of classic drinks made with wine, and A.J. believes it’s high time we gave wine cocktails their due. With his signature wit and flair, he explores the delicious art of mixing wine cocktails and shows readers how easy it is to enjoy a favorite wine in a whole new way. There’s never been a better time to discover the wide world of wine cocktails: There are more varieties and varietals of wine available than ever before, and the number of liquors, liqueurs, and other mixers in the marketplace seems to multiply daily. Put these two elements together, and the possibilities are nearly endless. Classic wine-based crowd-pleasers such as Sangria and Mimosas are here, as well as more exotic and lesserknown concoctions like the Sake’d Saint and the Champagne Bowler. Four recipe chapters cover reds and rosés, white wines, sparkling wines, and after-dinner treats. With a thorough introduction filled with cocktailmaking tips and gorgeous color photos throughout, Wine Cocktails is sure to broaden anyone’s thinking about wine and please even the most skeptical oenophile.