Valentine

Here are three easy, fun and a little naughty V-Day dinner ideas, all in which use red wine as a main ingredient.

Recipe and photo courtesy of: tastyeverafter.com

Recipe and photo courtesy of: tastyeverafter.com

Start your night off with a little red wine sangria. Fresh, fruity and flirty! All you need is 1 bottle of red wine, and fruit of your choice! Apples, oranges, citrus, berries - the combinations are endless! For the best taste let the fruit and wine sit in the fridge overnight. This will infuse the fruitiness into the wine. For a spritzer, pour ¾ glass of sangria mix and ¼ glass of seltzer. So delicious!

Give this recipe a try: instead of boiling your pasta in water, try red wine. I LOVE this twist! Cooking the noodles in red wine gives them a different kind of sweetness, perfect for V-day. Just grab your favorite red; the wine you choose doesn’t have to be a cooking wine. Whatever tastes good to you, use it!

Photo and recipe courtesy of: abeautifulmess.com

Photo and recipe courtesy of: abeautifulmess.com

photo and recipe courtesy of:butterlustblog.com

photo and recipe courtesy of:butterlustblog.com

What you’ll need:

  1. 1 cup of sugar

  2. ¾ cup water

  3. 1 bottle of a fruity flavored wine (Merlot or Zinfandel would work great)

  4. 3 cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)

In a medium saucepan, bring all of the ingredients to a boil, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved.  Once all of the sugar is dissolved remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture steep for 1 hour. Once fully cooled, pour the mixture into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Once processed there will be quite a few seeds in the mixture. All you have to do is pour the mixture through a mesh metal strainer and into a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for overnight or until thoroughly chilled. The final step - scoop, serve and enjoy this beautifully delicious V-Day dessert!!!


These dishes are great for you and your loved ones to create together, whether it’s your hubby or your gal pals! Try them each one their own, or have all three – just make sure you’re not operating any heavy machinery this Valentine’s day ;)