10 Best Wine Cocktails
Wine cocktails are refreshing alcoholic drinks for people who are looking for (guilt-free) healthier alternatives to wine but they also want to get themselves (slightly) imbibed in the process.
Experts recommend white wine cocktails for hot summer days as a welcome addition to the daily brunch or just as a way of enjoying a warm evening on your porch with your loved ones.
If you’d like to try a red wine cocktail from the list below, experts recommend a wine aerator as this wonder device cuts the time needed for the wine to fully decant from two-three hours to a few minutes.
Here’s a list of the best wine cocktails you can try out this summer:
1. Frozen Wine Cocktails
This wine cocktail is a classic. It includes fruit and can be sweetened with natural stevia, which has zero calories. You don’t need an expensive white wine for this one. For instance, Arbor Mist wines are both light and pocket-friendly.
Frozen wine cocktails are versatile drinks as they can be served with burgers, barbeque, and even cake. They’re ideal for parties. Mile High Wine Tours, in Denver Colorado, are serving up these summer frozen drink specials, including their wineritas.
2. Ginger-Lime Spritz
For this cocktail, you’ll need a very dry, if not the driest sparkling white wine you can find. Prosecco is ideal. The drier the wine, the higher the refreshment. Add one 2-inch piece of ginger (ensure it is chopped and peeled), lime juice (2 ounces), simple syrup (2 ounces), and plenty of ice to a shaker. Cover and shake for about 30 seconds. Strain the mix into four wine glasses, and add the white wine, and the soda. Stir gently.
3. Frozen Wine Cocktail with Grapefruit
This cocktail is a very healthy (and liver-friendly) version of the frozen wine cocktail. It is refreshing and sweet, but it may be too alcoholic for an everyday drink. The best wine to be paired with grapefruit is a Sauvignon blanc wine because it is dry, refreshing, and crisp.
4. Skinny White Wine Cocktails with Grapefruit
This is a lighter version of the white wine cocktail with grapefruit. Make sure you have plenty of frozen wine balls on your hand for this one.
5. Sangria Blanco
This is a white-wine version of the classic Sangria. For a delicately bitter but fruity flavor add some French aperitif liqueur Suze to the mix. Experts recommend Vinho Verde before serving.
Sangria is a beloved classic. It is lush, dry, sweet, fruity, refreshing, and boozy. The best wines to go with this cocktail are Spanish red wines, like Garnacha or Tempranillo.
The traditional recipe contains fruit, liquor, sweetener, red wine, and ice. As for the liquor, choose brandy for the classic taste of Sangria, but rum is ok too. Here’s the classic recipe from a true Sangria lover.
7. The Star Gazer
For those of you who like to experiment, the Star Gazer is the summer white wine cocktail for you. It contains dark rum, vanilla, pineapple juice, and plenty of ice. The mix of pineapple and vanilla is what makes this cocktail so special. You can use whatever type of rum you have at home as the flavor will remain unchanged.
8. Late-Harvest Wine and Campari Cocktail
For hot summer nights beside a barbeque, this cocktail is a must. The mix of sweet white wine, the bitterish Italian aperitif Campari, and orange juice makes it extra refreshing.
9. Brandy-Wine Punch
For this classic, use a high-quality sparkling wine like the Spanish Cava and a triple sec like Grand Marnier or Cointreau.
10. French 75
This classic cocktail recipe pairs Gin and Champagne for a bubbly and super-refreshing summer combo. Just ensure that you serve it very cold.
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