Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This cocktail was created to represent the Diners, Winers, and Chives team for ZWT #8. It represents our team because it is fresh, trendy, sweet, spicy, and also health conscious. Yes, I said it. It's got fresh fruit, fresh herbs, raw honey, and fresh ginger. Do the research. And we stick together and don't do anything without Chives.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In the bottom of a tall glass, muddle the basil, lemon, lime, grated ginger, 5-spice powder, and honey.
  2. Fill glass with ice cubes; pour in wine.
  3. Garnish with fresh or dried chives and fresh basil sprig.
  4. Enjoy with a pretty colored straw.


Most Helpful

Made this for the Beverage Dartboard in ZWT 8 - I didn't mind this, but I must say, I subbed some mint for the basil and omitted the chives the second time (Hey, I'm a perfectionist... hic) and it was more up my alley. Used a red wine blend I had. Thanks!

Cadillacgirl August 30, 2012

This was a lovely sangria type drink. You could taste all the different elements of this drink; the honey really brings the spices and herbs to the fore front. Served chilled in a tall glass for a much needed treat at the end of a very long weekend. I used California Big House Red wine, which is full of fruit flavors, used lime juice in place of lime slice, I was out of fresh limes, did use two slices of lemon, wild flower honey, fresh ginger, fresh thai basil and I ground my own chinese five spice powder to make this tasty cockail. Thanks for sharing your creation threeovens . Made for The Fearless Red Dragons - Beverage Dart Board - Team Drink Challenge - ZWT - 8

Baby Kato August 27, 2012

I had really high hopes for this drink when I finished muddling the initial ingredients. It smelled sooooo good! And when I licked the muddler (Yes, I did!!!) it was delicious. But once I got the wine in there and poured the drink, it just didn't do anything for me. Next time, and there WILL be a next time!) I will use rum and top off with club soda. Maybe tomorrow...

Jostlori August 25, 2012

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