Pineau des Charentes is a fortified wine mainly drunk alone and fresh as a pre-dinner drink: it’s the easiest and most common way to drink it.
But the Pineau des Charentes, white or rosé, can also be mixed with other ingredients and drinks to create surprising colourful cocktails.
In a long drink glass, carefully mash the mint leafs and the lime with the Angostura bitter and the cane sugar syrup.
Pour the Pineau des Charentes.
Cover with ice and mix it slightly with a bar spoon. Add sparkling water and decorate with a mint leaf.
Mix the Pineau with the lemon juice, the sugar syrup, the tea and the leafs of a tarragon branch.
Pour in a cocktail glass, on crushed ice or ice cubes.
Decorate with a tarragon branch and a lemon slice.
Pour a teaspoon of liquid honey in the glass.
Add the juice of a grapefruit quarter.
Mix for the honey to dissolve, then add the white wine and the Pineau des Charentes Rosé.
Mix again. If you want you can add a bit of sparkling water.
Decorate with a sprig of thyme.
Fill half of a mixing glass with ice cubes then add all the ingredients and mix.
Pour in a service glass, add one or two ice cubes and the orange zest.