Merlot Spritzer

wine cocktail: merlot spritzer

Merlot Spritzer

To celebrate International Merlot Day on Sunday 11/7, we've made a Merlot based spritzer using pomegranate juice and fresh ginger simple syrup, the perfect fall cocktail!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Arizona Fall
Servings 1 All You Can Drink!


For the Ginger Syrup

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Chopped Ginger

For the Cocktail

  • 1 Bottle Oak Creek Vineyards Merlot
  • 1 Can 7-Up
  • 3/4 Cup Pomegranate Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger Simple Syrup
  • Pomegranate seeds optional garnish


Ginger Syrup

  • Mix sugar and water in a pan and heat, mixing until sugar dissolves.
  • Mix chopped ginger into the liquid and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and allow ginger to simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Strain ginger bits out of liquid and allow the syrup to cool.


  • Mix all ingredients into a pitcher.
  • Pour into a glass over ice, garnish with pomegranate seeds and enjoy!
Keyword ginger syrup, merlot, pomegranate

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