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!
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 1
- Total Time: 30
- Yield: 1
For the pinot noir syrup:
- 8 ounces pinot noir
- 1/2 cup sugar
For the Pinot Rita:
- Margarita salt (Optional)
- 2 ounces tequila blanco
- 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1 ounce pinot noir syrup (Recipe below)
- 1/2 ounce Cointreau, or other orange flavored liquor
- Lime wedges, for serving (Optional)
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.
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.