A single glass of wine an episode is a rite of passage for us Bachelor fans. As a special treat for The Bachelor Canada finale, we created five next-level wine-based beverages that pair perfectly with your favorite reality TV. Pick your poison.
This season of the Bachelor Canada has been all too familiar: Scandal, a sense of unrealistic expectations for your own relationship after every passionate one-on-one, and the resident crazy girl we all love to hate. We came, we saw and we bonded over another season of trash TV. Although that’s more than enough reason to celebrate, a single glass of wine an episode is simply a rite of passage for us Bachelor fans. But, like the Bachelor himself, we all need some variety. The finale is a special occasion, so grab the girls, and pick your poison. Here are five next-level wine-based beverages perfectly paired with the best in prime time.
Pucker up for a bitter-sweet beverage fit for any one of the girls sent packing after home towns. Grapefruit, rosemary, and Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc. Delete your ex’s number before pouring and enjoy.
½oz. Rosemary Syrup
½oz. Green Chartreuse
3 Drops Peychaude Bitters
2 Drops of Celery Bitters
2oz. Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit juice
1oz. Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc
1 ½oz. Sparkling water
Created by: @AlaColgan
Fan favorites and villains. The Bachelor universe is littered with more labels than an office secretary on a quiet day, and this season’s Mikaela was no exception. Cute as a button, this starry eyed contestant has found the way into our icy hearts and into a frosty glass – this cocktail is sure to be a winner at your finale viewing party.
1 oz. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1 oz. Lavender soda
1 oz. White rum
1 oz. Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc
1 tsp. Hibiscus simple syrup
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Water
3/4 cup Hibiscus flowers
Bring ingredients to a boil and let sit for 20 mins to cool. Drain liquid and dispose of flowers.
Created by: @TanHope
A Spicy Night
Sweat it out like you spent a night in the Fantasy Suite. This one’s spicy, full of personality and guaranteed to make you blush.
5oz. Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc
1.5oz. Jalapeño Simple Syrup*
2oz. Grapefruit Juice
Splash of Cucumber Mint 7up
Splash of Club soda
Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit and slice of jalapeño.
*Jalapeño Simple Syrup: Combine 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar and 1 1/2 cups of water in a saucepan with 7 chopped, seeded jalapeños. Cook over medium low heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Let cool for 20 minutes then strain Jalapeños. The longer you soak the jalapeños in the syrup, the spicier it will be. Store in the refrigerator.
Created by: @tbird9410
A Million Broken Hearts
Leave the broken spirits to the women on the ‘tell all’ couch. This fresh white mint-pomegranate sangria fits the finale like a glove.
1 bottle Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc
8-10 Mint leaves
2 Tbsp. sugar
Six heaping tablespoons pomegranate seeds
Prepare simple syrup by mixing sugar and water in a pot using a 1:1 sugar-water ratio. Add 6 mint leaves to the pot and simmer. Once simple syrup is ready, add 1 Tablespoon to each wine glass. Then add mint leaves and stir/muddle lightly. Next add several heaping tablespoons of pomegranate seeds to each glass. Top off with wine and let set for a few minutes so the flavors can meld together. Top off with more wine and pomegranate seeds as needed.
Created by: @angelamjoyce
The Final Rose
When the last few petals hit the screen, and Chris Leroux is officially off the market, cope with this finale sangria. Light, refreshing and deliciously garnished, you’ll want a re-fill or two of this tasty cocktail. Careful though, you may end up with a hangover that lasts longer than any bachelor engagement.
1 bottle of Two Oceans Sauvignon Blanc
1 cup cranberry juice
1 can Cranberry Ginger ale
1 cup cranberries
1/2 cup Pomegranate seeds
1 Red apple, cut up
1 Green Macintosh apple, cut up
1 Stick of rosemary
Combine all ingredients and let sit 5-8 hours.
Serve with rosemary and soaked fruit.
Created by: @KarlaTaylor
Remember to drink and text responsibly.
Two Oceans wine is the exclusive wine of The Bachelor Canada. We would like to thank them for sponsoring this post and for helping to create some of the most memorable moments of the season.
Contributors: Angela Joyce and Cassandra Stefanic – [email protected]
Photo Credit: Erin Brooke Burns | Instagram
Last modified: December 19, 2017