Every summer brings out new favourites and new refreshing wine cocktails that everyone is talking about. Some of them may be a bit complicated to make, while others are super easy to make at home.
In order to help you impress your friends and family during garden parties, we’ve tried, tested and wrote down some of our favourite wine cocktails that will certainly make an impression on everyone who tries them. All our wine cocktails are easy and fun to make, so if you are not a keen mixologist yourself, do not worry – our list of wine cocktails are beginner-friendly.
What a better way to enjoy a garden party than with a glass of Frosé in your hand! This wine cocktail is very easy to make and can be a perfect refreshment, especially during hot, summer days. What is so great about this cocktail is that you can prepare a few batches of frozen rosé, so you do not have to be afraid that you will run out of your favourite cocktail!
- 1 bottle rich, bold rosé wine
- 300gr fresh strawberries
- 50gr caster sugar
- juice of 1 lemon
Open up your bottle of rosé and pour it in a large tin. If you do not have a tin, you can use different ice cube trays or molds, depending what you have at hand. Once you pour your wine, carefully place your tin in the freezer and let it freeze overnight. If you forgot to put it the night before, do not worry as you can do it in the morning – just make sure that your rosé stays in the freezer for at least 6 hours.
The next day, mix strawberries and sugar together and let them rest for half an hour, so there is enough time for strawberries to start releasing their juices.
In a blender, add your frozen rosé, strawberries and lemon juice until you get the desired consistency. Pour it in glasses and serve your friends this tasty, refreshing summer wine cocktail.
White Wine Spritzer
It doesn’t get easier than this cocktail. It is fast, easy and with only 4 ingredients you will have a nice, refreshing wine cocktail in your hands. Not only is it beginner-friendly, but this white wine spritzer is something many people love for decades. And it doesn’t require any preparation beforehand, so even if your guests come unannounced – you will have a perfect cocktail to offer them.
- ¾ cup white wine
- ¼ soda or tonic water
- lemon wedge or peel
Make sure that your wine and soda or tonic water are cooled. If you do not have enough time to cool them in the fridge, throw them in the freezer for an hour. This will create a perfect temperature for them to bring out all the best flavours.
Once your wine and soda or tonic water are ready to be mixed, place your ice in the glass. If you do not wish to use ice, you may leave it out. Pour in your wine first and then add soda or tonic water. Add your lemon wedge or lemon peel to garnish and your white wine spritzer is ready to be enjoyed!
Who doesn’t love sangria? With just a few sips, its rich flavours can take you straight to Spain while you are sitting at your home or your garden. But what makes this classic sangria such a perfect choice if you are a fan of wine cocktails is that it is very easy to make. So if you decide to try out the recipe, you will have a famous cocktail in your hands ready to be enjoyed.
- 1 bottle red wine
- 100 ml brandy
- 300 ml sparkling water
- 2 oranges
- 2 lemons
- 2 apples or pears
- 100gr strawberries
- 100gr cherries
- 3 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Chop your fruit, start with oranges, lemons and apples or pears. Proceed with chopping up strawberries and cherries, but remember that you can substitute them for any type of red berries that you like. Pour them into a bowl and add caster sugar and cinnamon. Cover the bowl and leave it for at least an hour in the fridge or ideally overnight.
When you are ready to serve your sangria, add ice to your large jug. Stir your fruit in the bowl, making sure that all sugar is dissolved and that everything is mixed nicely together. Add your fruit to the jug with ice and add wine and brandy. Stir everything together and add your sparkling water. Your sangria is ready to be served!
Another cocktail that will wow your guests in no time. This cocktail is a firm favourite of many for a few years now and it never ceases to amaze those who try it. With just a handful of ingredients you will get a lovely classic cocktail to share with your guests.
- 75ml prosecco
- 50ml Aperol
Take a couple of ice cubes and place them into your glass. Pour Aperol and then add prosecco. Top up with a splash of soda.
Which of these wine cocktails will you try first?
Grab your favourite natural and organic wine, prepare a bottle opener (in case you don’t have one – we know how to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew) and create beautiful cocktails that will make perfect refreshments. Experiment with different ingredients or adapt measurements to suit your needs. Once you start trying out these wine cocktails you won’t be able to stop experimenting. So all there is left to do is invite your friends and family to enjoy your marvellous cocktails.