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Make Your Offers Unique with These 5 Palm Wine Cocktails

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There are many different varieties of wine in the world. From the well-known reds, whites, and roses to exotic wines and a range of sparkling wines - there is so much to talk about. We have covered the majority of these wine varieties and other types of alcohol on our blog. 

However, there are so many more unique drinks in the world that are worth discussing and even deserve a spot on your beverage menu. A good example is the different types of palm wine we recently talked about. If you want to know what palm wine is, read our article on the topic. 

Now, let’s talk about how you can diversify your offers even more by adding a range of palm wine cocktails to your menu. Whether you choose to experiment with a seasonal menu or you want to add palm wine cocktails to your permanent offers, it’s up to you. What we want to say is that they are unique cocktails that may bring more new customers to your bar or restaurant and help you increase your profit.

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What Are Palm Wine Cocktails? 

Palm wine cocktails are mixed drinks like any other. The difference between them and the most popular cocktails is that one of the main ingredients is palm wine. This is are beverage that is common in Africa and parts of Asia and it’s not that well-known in America. 

However, palm wine is gaining popularity lately and if you are a business owner in the hospitality industry, you need to be aware of it. If you incorporate palm wine drinks into your menu first, you will be way ahead of your competitors. 

Key Takeaway: There are plenty of great palm wine cocktails you can create and serve at your bar or restaurant. All you need is quality palm wine and a good understanding of how to best match different ingredients. You can also use existing recipes and experiment by changing them up according to your taste or the style of food at your restaurant. 

5 Palm Wine Cocktails to Try and Recreate

If you have decided to try some palm wine cocktails, here are our recommendations. You can get inspired by them and create your own custom drinks, too. 

Palm Wine Mojito

Who doesn’t love a good Mojito in the warm summer evenings? Mojito is a great refreshing cocktail to serve and some people even enjoy it in the cooler months. To add a more tropical twist to this common cocktail you can use palm wine as a base. Here are the cocktail ingredients you are going to need for the Palm Wine Mojito: 

  • Palm wine
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Soda water

To create this drink, you need to follow the same instructions you would when making a regular Mojito. The difference is that you switch up the liquor for palm wine. Once you mix up all of the ingredients, use some of the mint leaves as a cocktail garnish. You can add a lime wedge, too. 

Palm Wine Sangria

Sangria is one of the most popular wine cocktails in the world. Although red sangria is the most well-known, there are various other types like white sangria. So why don’t you make a tropical variety with palm wine? To make this drink part of your palm wine cocktails, you are going to need: 

  • Palm wine
  • Orange juice
  • Sliced fruits - oranges, apples, and berries
  • Brandy or rum
  • Simple syrup

To make your delicious palm wine sangria, you should follow the same steps as you would when making any other type of sangria. Combine the ingredients in a pitcher and add the fruit slices. Leave the sangria to rest for an hour or even for the whole night in the refrigerator. Serve it over ice. Read our article on how to make sangria for more detailed information.

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Palm Wine Punch

Punch is a great drink to serve at any large gathering. Whether it’s a Super Bowl watch party or another large event, you can surprise your guests with this unique punch recipe. If you want to make it, you need to get: 

  • Palm wine
  • Pineapple juice
  • Coconut water
  • Dark rum
  • Grenadine
  • Lime slices

In the punch bowl or the pitcher you want to use, combine all of the ingredients. Stir well so the flavors can combine. At the end, add the lime slices and plenty of ice. Serve the drink with glasses with more ice and lime. 

Palm Wine Margarita

The Margarita is one of the most famous and well-loved cocktails in the world. It’s a staple of any beverage menu. That’s why if you want to add a twist to it, you should try doing so with palm wine. Since palm wine cocktails are relatively new, people will be curious to try them. Let’s see what you are going to need: 

  • Palm wine
  • Tequila
  • Triple sec
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Salt or sugar for the rim
  • Lime wedges

Before you start with the Margarita, you need to know how to rim a glass. You can use either salt or sugar but in the case of Palm Wine Margarita, we would recommend sticking with the sweet flavors. Once you have the glass ready, fill it with ice and in a shaker combine the liquid ingredients. Shake them well and strain them into the prepped glass. You can complete the cocktail with a lime wedge. 

Palm Wine Cooler

Everyone loves a good wine cooler! But if your goal is to introduce more palm wine cocktails to your beverage menu, you should try this option instead. To make a delicious Palm Wine Cooler cocktail for your guests, you should start by gathering the following ingredients: 

  • Palm wine
  • Ginger ale
  • Lime juice
  • Cucumber slices
  • Mint leaves

To create this cocktail, you should fill the glass with ice before you add the other ingredients. Stril gentil everything so everything can mix well together. Add the cucumber slices and the mint leaves as a garnish.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Palm Wine Cocktails

If you are curious to know more about palm wine cocktails and how you can serve them to guests, this section is for you. Here, we will answer some of the most common questions regarding this unique category of drinks. Let’s dive right into it!

What Flavors Complement Palm Wine in Cocktails?

Palm wine pairs well with a variety of flavors, including tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, and coconut, as well as citrus fruits like lime and orange. Other complementary flavors include mint, ginger, herbs, and spices. Experimentation is key if you want to find new and unique flavor combinations. 

Are Palm Wine Cocktails Alcoholic?

Yes. Palm wine cocktails are typically alcoholic, as palm wine itself contains alcohol. However, the alcohol content can vary depending on the specific cocktail recipe and the amount of palm wine used. You can experiment with different ingredients to create your own recipes or look for ready-made recipes by other bartenders or mixologists that you can use. 

Can I Make Non-Alcoholic Palm Wine Cocktails?

Yes. It's possible to create non-alcoholic palm wine cocktails (or mocktails) by substituting alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic alternatives. Alcohol can be replaced with juices, soda water, and flavored syrups. These mocktail versions can still be flavorful and refreshing.

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