35 Wine Cocktails That Are Equal Parts Surprising, Refreshing and Delicious
You love wine. You love cocktails. But other than sangria, you’ve never really thought about blending them together into a singular (and super-delicious) beverage. Allow us to show you the way, friends. Read on for 35 wine cocktails that blow a plain glass of vino way out of the water. Your guests will never see these mashups coming.
5. Raspberry-Lime Champagne Punch
Vodka packs a boozy punch in this crowd-pleaser. Tonic water offers just the right amount of bitterness to the fresh lime juice.
10. Italian Sangria Cocktail
Bursting with Italian rosato wine, Cointreau and Cocchi Americano, a bittersweet Italian apéritif. Feel free to substitute brandy for the Cocchi Americano if that's already in your bar cart.
11. Smashed Berry Rosé Spritz
You might not think silver tequila, St-Germain (aka elderflower liqueur) and sparkling rosé would get along, but you'd be wrong. It's even tastier with fresh berries and summer nectarines mixed in.
16. St-Germain Cocktail
Don't want to splurge on Champagne? Prosecco and cava are both worthy substitutes (and generally more affordable).
18. Watermelon Limoncello Prosecco Slushies
Limoncello is easy to make at home, since it's made from nothing but lemon zest, sugar, water and alcohol (vodka or grappa are popular choices). But you can save time by using store-bought.
26. New York Whiskey Sour
Just like the O.G., only with a pretty red wine float on top. Use any whiskey and vino that you have on hand, but we're partial to bourbon and Cab Sauv.
30. Holiday Cheermeister Bourbon Punch
Whiskey lovers, this one's for you. Bourbon meets sweet-tart pomegranate juice and Prosecco to create an unexpectedly delicious seasonal sipper.
35. Spiced Cranberry Rosé Spritzers
Rosé is the main ingredient, but the spiced cranberry syrup infused with fresh rosemary and cardamom pods is the star.