Potato Salad with a boozy twist
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Potato Salad with a Boozy Twist

There is nothing more summer than a potato salad. When I think potato salad, I think summer, relaxing by the pool sipping on a plum and nectarine fizz (recipe to follow soon) while hubby is busy on the braai. This potato salad with a boozy twist takes it up a notch turning the boring potato salad into something really special. 

I used baby potatoes (or new potatoes) keeping their skins on. Boiling the rosemary with the potatoes really ads to the flavour of this boozy potato salad. I love using red onions in salads as they have a milder and sweeter taste. For the ultimate summer dish, serve this with honey roasted baby chicken and a rocket/cherry tomato salad. 

Enough drooling my friends, here is the recipe. Enjoy! Do not be alarmed that adding the wine to the hot cooked potatoes. As the potatoes are still very hot, the alcohol is cooked out. 

Serves 6

Potato Salad with a Boozy Twist

Adding white wine to the cooked potatoes really transforms this dish. The heat of the potatoes that has just been boiled cooks the alcohol away.

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 700 g baby potatoes (washed and kept unpeeled)
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary (kept whole)
  • 80 ml dry white wine (Chenin / Sauvignon Blanc / Chardonnay will go nice)
  • 1 red onion (peeled and thinly sliced in half moon)
  • 5 ml sea salt
  • 250 ml mayonnaise
  • 100 ml sour cream / creme fraiche
  • 15 ml dijon mustard
  • 15 ml wholegrain mustard
  • 2 hard boiled eggs (quartered)
  • handful of chopped flat leaf parsley


  1. Boil the potatoes and rosemary in a heavy based saucepan of salted water.
  2. Boil until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain and cut in half.
  4. Put in a mixing bowl.
  5. While the potatoes are still hot, pour over the 80ml of white wine.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  7. Transfer to a serving platter.
  8. Grind some black pepper and sprinkle a few whole leaves of parsley.
  9. Serve


Handy Tip for the perfect potato salad is not to put it in the fridge. This is when the potatoes becomes rubbery. We don't like rubbery potatoes do we friends?

You can also add some chopped up chives to add that some extra special, if you opt with dill then I recommend using a Chardonnay.

If you tried this recipe, please feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from my wine loving friends. Do not forget to subscribe so you don’t miss another boozy article. 




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