10 Refreshing Summer Wine Cocktails

August 7th, 2015

Wine Cocktail Ideas for the Summer

By Joseph Temple

Hot.  Sun.  Long weekends.  Beach Vacations.  Fireworks.  BBQs.  The only thing better than an outdoor meal on a lazy summer day is the refreshing cocktail that comes with it.  So here are ten fun ways to cool down with wine this August.  Try these flavor combinations over ice or blended for a frozen treat.  Fresh juices give the best flavor.  Have fun with the garnishes and glassware.  This is your chance to be creative and impress your guests with a new twist on a classic glass of wine.


Shiraz, Vodka and Lemon-Lime Soda
1. Shiraz + Vodka + Lemon-lime Soda

 

Merlot, Brandy and OJ
2. Merlot + Brandy + Orange Juice

 

Pinot Grigio, Requila and Citrus Juice Blend
3. Pinot Grigio + Tequila + Citrus Juice Blend

 

Rose, White Rum and Fruit Punch
4. Rosé + White Rum + Fruit Punch

 

Muscat, Orange Liquor and Peac Juice
5. Muscat + Orange Liqueur + Peach Juice

 

Sparkling Wine, Vanilla Vodka, Peach Juice
6. Sparkling Wine + Vanilla Vodka + Peach Juice

 

Zinfandel, Strawberry Vodka and Club Soda
7. Zinfandel + Strawberry Vodka + Club Soda

 

Pineapple Juice and Ginger Beer
8. Gewürztraminer + Pineapple Juice + Ginger Beer

 

Rose, Cherry Liquor and Lime Soda
9. Rosé + Cherry Liqueur + Lime Soda

 

Chardonnay, Whiskey and Apple Juice
10. Chardonnay + Cinnamon Whiskey + Apple Juice


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August 7th, 2015

2 Responses

  1. Joe, what are the recipes??? All look yummy.

    • Hi Lynne,

      There are no formal recipes for these drinks but generally, cocktails should be formulated to be 2 parts liquor, 1 part tart & 1 part sweet. As a typical Mimosa is usually 50/50 juice to sparkling, that might be a good ratio to start with for some of these drinks. The article is meant as an inspiration to make recipes. If you find or come up with one that you really like, feel free to post it in the comments section or on our FB/Twitter sites.

      Happy mixing :) Joe

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