Colonel Jones's Cocktail Recipe Video

Named after a colonel who wasn’t a colonel, old Jonesy still built a lovely home on his cotton plantation back in 1899. The house and gardens are lovingly cared for by Beth and Glen Faulkner, who really deserve a drink or two for the work they do.


Preparation Time15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Main IngredientHealthy,


 Red wine3 Ounce (Shiraz or a Merlot)
 Gin1 Ounce
 Creme de cassis1⁄2 Ounce
 Basil sprig/Lemon balm2 Medium
 Ginger ale2 Ounce
 Lemon peel1 Medium, twisted
 Ice cubes10 Medium, cracked

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 191 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.04 g0.07%

Saturated Fat 0 g0.02%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 4.9 mg0.2%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g4.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.4%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 0.27 g0.55%

Vitamin A 2.2% Vitamin C 22.1%

Calcium 1.9% Iron 1.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Half fill a shaker with ice.
2. Add the red wine, gin, basil and crème de cassis.
3. Shake with extreme vigor.
4. Strain into an ice-filled glass.
5. Top with ginger ale.

6. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve chilled.