Slideshow: Beyond Sangria: 5 Wine-Based Cocktail Recipes from Ardesia in NYC

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These cocktails are all made without the strong stuff, but they're not just watered-down wine. Instead, each drink is flavorful and well-balanced, and never too sweet. Want the recipes? Keep clicking.
Etre en Verve
Etre en Verve
Sparkling wine keeps this lightly grapefruity cocktail invigorating, and fragrant Lillet blanc makes it complex.

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El Draque
El Draque
Like a mojito, but spicy with fresh muddled ginger and a splash of dry white wine. The name comes from the concoction that was served on Sir Francis Drake's ship to prevent scurvy.

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The Bitter Truth
The Bitter Truth
This savory cocktail brings together juniper- and coriander-infused white wine and Bonal Quina, an aperitif that's flavored with gentian and cinchona. It's a little vegetal from the addition of celery bitters.

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H.K. Rose
H.K. Rose
Complex, refreshing, and just delicately floral from a dash of rosewater and lavender-infused honey, this rosé-based cocktail is one of our favorites.

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