Easy Peasy Spicy Cocktail Recipe for the Adventurous Palate

Ladies and gentlemen, may I have your attention for just a moment? Gather round as I present to you a delightful concoction that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Introducing the GVC cocktail using ginger wine. This drink is a perfect blend of refreshing lime and spicy ginger wine that will leave you wanting more.

If you are on the hunt for something new and exciting to shake up your drink repertoire, then look no further. This exotic drink is sure to satisfy your thirst with its heady mix of flavors that dance merrily on your tongue. And let’s not forget about the kick of vodka and Cointreau liqueur that only adds to the sophistication of this drink.

So go ahead and dust off that bottle of ginger wine you have been saving for a special occasion, because this GVC cocktail is precisely that. It is simple enough to make at home, but impressive enough to serve at your next dinner party or celebration.

Now sit back, relax, and let yourself be transported to an oasis of flavor as you sip on this delightful drink. Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gvc Cocktail Using Ginger Wine.
Gvc Cocktail Using Ginger Wine.

Are you looking for a delicious cocktail recipe that will impress your friends and family? Look no further than the GVC Cocktail using ginger wine! This cocktail is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy, with the fresh lime juice and Cointreau liqueur balancing out the warmth of the ginger wine.

Not only is this cocktail easy to make, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can switch up the ingredients to suit your tastes – try using ginger ale instead of ginger beer for a sweeter taste, or experiment with different types of bitters to create new flavor profiles.

The GVC Cocktail using ginger wine is perfect for sipping on lazy summer afternoons or enjoying during a cozy night in. It’s a refreshing drink that’s not too heavy, making it ideal for light snacking or as an accompaniment to a full meal.

Plus, with its bold and unique flavor profile, the GVC Cocktail using ginger wine is sure to impress your guests. Serve it up in elegant martini glasses or simple tumblers for a sophisticated touch.

So why not give this recipe a try? With its perfectly balanced flavors and ease of preparation, it’s an excellent addition to any cocktail repertoire.

Ingredient List

 A refreshing twist on a classic cocktail with the added warmth of ginger wine.
A refreshing twist on a classic cocktail with the added warmth of ginger wine.

Ingredients you will need:

  • Ginger wine (2 shots / 3 ounces / 90 ml)
  • Vodka (1 fluid ounce / 30 ml )
  • Cointreau liqueur (1 dash)
  • Fresh lime juice (1 dash)
  • Bitters (1 dash)
  • Lemonade to top
  • Ice

Recipe ingredients by amount:

  • Stone’s Original ginger wine (2 shots / 3 ounces / 90 ml)
  • Vodka (1 fluid ounce / 30 ml )
  • Cointreau liqueur (1 dash)
  • Fresh lime juice (1 dash)
  • Bitters (1 dash)
  • Lemonade to top
  • Ice

Substitutions and variations:

  • Make the drink ginger ale-based by substituting ginger ale for lemonade.
  • Use a grape or white wine along with ginger beer instead of ginger wine.
  • Try making the cocktail with a Thai-style bourbon-ginger mix.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, swap out the alcohol with green ginger wine, which is non-alcoholic but still contains some ginger flavor.

Ingredient Notes:

It’s important to use the best ginger wine possible for this cocktail – we particularly recommend Stone’s Ginger Wine. If you’re having trouble finding it, check your local liquor store or order online using your Zulily credit card. Additionally, fresh ginger can be added to enhance the ginger flavor in the drink if you prefer.

The Recipe How-To

 Take your taste buds on a spicy journey with the Gvc cocktail.
Take your taste buds on a spicy journey with the Gvc cocktail.

Step 1: Assemble the Ingredients

To make the Gvc Cocktail using Ginger Wine, you will need the following recipe ingredients:

  • [2 ounces] Stone Original Ginger Wine
  • [1 fluid ounce] Vodka
  • [1 fluid ounce] Cointreau Liqueur
  • [1 dash] Fresh Lime Juice
  • [1 dash] Bitters

Step 2: Mix the Ingredients

Add [2 shots] Stone Original Ginger Wine to a mixing glass, followed by [1 ounce] vodka, and [1 ounce] Cointreau Liqueur.

Add a dash of fresh lime juice and a dash of bitters.

Step 3: Shake and Strain

Fill your shaker with ice until it is half full. Then add your cocktail mixture to your shaker.

Shake vigorously for around 10 seconds.

Double strain (through a fine cloth or mesh strainer) into a chilled glass.

Step 4: Add Finishing Touches

Garnish your Gvc Cocktail with a slice of fresh ginger or lime if desired.


Substitutions and Variations

 This cocktail is perfect for any occasion, especially when you're in the mood for something tangy and sweet.
This cocktail is perfect for any occasion, especially when you’re in the mood for something tangy and sweet.

This GVC cocktail using ginger wine recipe serves as the perfect base for experimentation. If you’re feeling adventurous, try switching out some of the ingredients to create an entirely different drink.

One popular variation is to replace the vodka with bourbon, to make a Thai-style bourbon ginger cocktail. Bourbon has a slightly sweeter and smoother flavor than vodka, and it pairs incredibly well with ginger. Add some fresh ginger root and green ginger wine to turn up the spicy kick of the cocktail.

If you’re not a fan of strong cocktails, you can always add some lemonade or ginger beer to the mix. This will create a slightly lighter and fizzier version of the drink without sacrificing any of its unique flavor.

For a non-alcoholic version, simply swap out the vodka and Cointreau liqueur for grape juice or iced tea. Then, add some fresh lime juice and a dash of bitters to create a flavorful mocktail that everyone can enjoy.

If you don’t have ginger wine on hand, try substituting it with white wine or another type of wine that contains ginger. A great option is Stone’s Ginger Wine, which is made with natural ginger root and provides a warming and spicy finish.

The best part about this GVC cocktail using ginger wine recipe is that it’s incredibly versatile. There are endless possibilities for substitutions and variations, so get creative and experiment with different flavors until you find your perfect combination.

Serving and Pairing

 Ginger wine adds a subtle kick to this delicious cocktail, hitting just the right spot.
Ginger wine adds a subtle kick to this delicious cocktail, hitting just the right spot.

The Gvc Cocktail using Ginger Wine is a refreshing and versatile drink that can be enjoyed on any occasion. It pairs perfectly with a variety of dishes, making it an ideal choice for dinner parties and social gatherings. The cocktail has a bold and tangy flavor, which complements many different types of food.

To serve the Gvc Cocktail, fill a shaker with ice and pour in 2 shots (1 fluid ounce) of Stone’s Original Ginger Wine, 1 fluid ounce of vodka, and 1 dash each of Cointreau liqueur, fresh lime juice, and bitters. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top it all off with lemonade for a fizzy finish.

For pairing with food, consider spicy dishes like Thai-style bourbons or ginger-based marinades. Pairing the cocktail with salty snacks like popcorn is the right way to go as well. Apart from these options, white wine or iced tea could also I recommend drinking this delicious cocktail alongside flavoursome grape or ginger beer. If you’re feeling extra daring, adding some fresh ginger to your dish will take the taste experience even further!

The versatility of the Gvc Cocktail using Ginger Wine makes it an excellent choice for pairing with different meals or simply sipping on its own. Regardless of how you choose to enjoy it, the Gvc Cocktail using Ginger Wine is sure to be a crowd-pleaser that leaves you coming back for more.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Lift your spirits with the Gvc cocktail – a drink that's sure to make you feel good.
Lift your spirits with the Gvc cocktail – a drink that’s sure to make you feel good.

The GVC cocktail using ginger wine is a stunning drink for any party or celebration. You can prepare the cocktail ahead and store it in the fridge. The good news is that this drink gets better with time, so you can make it forty-eight hours before the event.

If you’re planning to make a large batch of this delicious concoction, we recommend storing it in a large carafe or jug. Before serving the cocktail, stir gently and add ice if needed.

If you have leftovers, you can store them in a container with an air-tight lid and freeze it. To reheat the cocktails, leave them in the fridge for an hour to thaw and then put it in a pot over medium heat until hot.

Remember that this cocktail contains fresh lime juice, which may lose its flavor or acidity when stored for too long. So we highly recommend squeezing the lime juice before serving pour it into your cocktails.

The GVC Cocktail using ginger wine is perfect for any festive occasion. Its aromatic flavor and unique blend of ingredients make it one of the more distinctive wine cocktails out there. Whether you have guests over or looking for something to celebrate just about anything, this cocktail will tick all the boxes.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This drink doesn't need much introduction – just try it and let your taste buds do the talking.
This drink doesn’t need much introduction – just try it and let your taste buds do the talking.

To achieve the best results for your GVC cocktail using ginger wine, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.

Firstly, it is crucial to use fresh lime juice to provide a tangy and refreshing taste to the drink. Use a reamer or a juicer to extract as much juice as possible to get the full flavor of the lime.

Secondly, choose quality ingredients since the mixture is fairly simple; each element should be able to stand out on its own. Ensure that you have purchased high-quality vodka, Cointreau liqueur, ginger wine, and bitters for an exquisite taste.

Thirdly, adjust the sweetness level according to your preference by using a different brand that suits your taste buds. Alternatively, use less Cointreau or ginger wine if you prefer your drink less sweet.

Fourthly, try using other types of bitters aside from lemonade. Bitters come in various flavors like grapefruit and celery that can heighten the aroma and flavor of your drink.

Lastly, let your creativity out while making this cocktail. Mix up the recipe a bit by adding ice tea or ginger beer instead of lemonade on top of the GVC cocktail, and garnish with fresh ginger root. The addition of these ingredients will give the drink a unique twist.

By following these tips, you can make an impeccable GVC cocktail that embodies all the wonderful flavors of ginger wine while leaving plenty of room for experimentation.


As a sommelier, I have anticipated some of the questions that readers may have with regards to this recipe. In this section, I will provide answers to some of the frequently asked questions concerning the GVC Cocktail using ginger wine recipe. Here are some insights that will help you achieve optimal results when preparing and serving this great cocktail.

How do you use ginger wine?

The spiced syrup has a lot of potential uses. You can combine it with sparkling water or ginger ale over crushed ice to create a refreshing drink in the summer. It’s also possible to add a bit of whiskey or brandy to the mix to make it a warm drink during winter. The sky’s the limit since beyond the drink, you can experiment with drizzling the syrup over waffles, pancakes, and ice cream to add that extra flavor.

Can you drink ginger wine straight?

With its unique flavor of ginger, this wine can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as a key ingredient in the popular Whisky Mac cocktail. This cocktail is traditionally made with blended Scotch whisky and ginger wine, and is often served straight up for a full-bodied taste experience.

Do you keep ginger wine in the fridge?

After the fermentation process, it is essential to carefully transfer the wine into sterilized and moisture-free bottles before storing it in a cool and dry area. In the case of Ginger Wine, refrigeration is highly recommended in order to enhance its longevity and preserve its distinct flavor profile.

When should I drink ginger wine?

Ginger wine was commonly associated with the colder months, and I, as a wine enthusiast, often favored it during winter, as its warmth complements a cozy fireplace quite perfectly. Nonetheless, I also discovered that ginger wine could be enjoyed as a refreshing summer beverage when served chilled and blended with citrus and elderflower for an invigorating cocktail.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the GVC cocktail using ginger wine is a refreshing and delicious drink that you must try. The combination of Stone’s Original Ginger Wine, vodka, Cointreau liqueur, fresh lime juice, and bitters creates a unique and flavorful blend. The best part of the recipe is that it offers versatility in terms of serving options and allows for substitutions and variations, so you can customize it to your liking.

So switch up your usual routine and break out of the mold by trying new things with this cocktail recipe. Impress your friends by serving them ginger wine cocktails that are sure to become a new favorite among everyone. Let the zesty flavors from the fresh ginger root tantalize your taste buds as you savor every sip!

Remember, with three ounces of Stone’s Original Ginger Wine, one fluid ounce of vodka, one fluid ounce of Cointreau liqueur, one dash of fresh lime juice and bitters each; all topped with lemonade for good measure; you can enjoy the perfect GVC cocktail. This recipe is ideal as an after-the-summer-drink, but also great any other time of year!

So go ahead and give this recipe a go with these simple ingredients that are easy to find at any local liquor store or online retailer. And next time someone tells you they don’t like ginger wine cocktails because they don’t like ginger ale or because they think it’s too sweet, remember that there are plenty of other ways to use ginger wine in drinks – even non-alcoholic ones like iced tea or grapefruit juice!

Incorporating ginger wine into your beverage lineup will not disappoint. It might just be one of the best ginger wine cocktails recipes out there! So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself some Stone’s Original Ginger Wine with these recipe ingredients 3 (1 fl oz vodka + 1 fl oz Cointreau liqueur + 1 fl oz fresh lime juice), combine, shake it up and serve over some ice with lemonade and fresh lime. Cheers!

Gvc Cocktail Using Ginger Wine.

Gvc Cocktail Using Ginger Wine. Recipe

Recipe from Stones, posted for ZWT III. This one sure packs a punch, a great one to warm the gills after a day on the slopes!
No ratings yet
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Cocktail
Calories 64.3 kcal


  • 3 ounces stone's original ginger wine (2 shots)
  • 1 fluid ounce vodka
  • 1 fluid ounce Cointreau liqueur
  • 1 dash fresh lime juice
  • 1 dash bitters
  • lemonade, to top up (optional)


  • Shake all and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with lime wheel.
  • Serve very cold.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 28gCalories: 64.3kcalSodium: 0.3mg
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, European
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Recommended Recipes Just For You