Wine is a tremendously versatile drink that many individuals have stocked at home. You can even find wine at excellent prices if you’re on a budget. Maybe you want to enjoy wine in a less traditional sense this summer. Not to worry; below, you’ll find some delicious summer wine cocktails you simply must try!
Tinto de Verano
This cocktail is perfect for those warm summer evenings with nothing but the stars and moon lighting up the night. Created in Spain, this delicious drink is similar to sangria but simpler. A young Garnacha would take this recipe over the top, but any dry red wine will create a tasty Tinto De Verano. It’s delicious paired with pizza. Here’s how you make it:
- Four ounces of lemon-lime soda
- Four ounces of dry red wine
- Lemon and lime slices for garnish
Stir the ingredients together in a pitcher filled with ice, and enjoy!
Strawberry Peach Sangria
This delicious recipe is a spin on a traditional wine cocktail. It will elevate any summer gathering and cool you down during the season’s warmth. Use your favorite dry white wine, such as Chardonnay, to keep this sangria from becoming too sweet. To make this recipe, use the following:
- One bottle of dry white wine
- Six ounces of orange muscat wine
- Four ounces of peach schnapps
- Eight ounces of strawberry slices
- Three peaches, sliced
Dump all the ingredients into a large tumbler and stir. When you’re ready to drink, pour it over ice.
Do you ever crave an icy treat during the summer? This wine slushie is the perfect summer wine cocktail to enjoy this year. Grab a bottle of wine with lower alcohol content, like white zinfandel, pour the wine into ice cube trays, and freeze it. After the wine has frozen, dump the cubes into the blender and blend. Use extra chilled wine to create the desired consistency. To create a new concoction, you can add fruit, juice, or lemon-lime soda to your slushie. After perfecting the base recipe, be as creative as you want!
Moscato Wine Punch
Moscato wine punch is the answer if you’re looking for an easy punch to whip up for a party! This yummy cocktail will liven up any summer party and help beat the heat. Mix two bottles of Moscato, one can of frozen pink lemonade, and eight ounces of lemon-lime soda into a punch bowl. You can add fruit for garnish, but that’s optional. Sip and enjoy!
Try one or all of these tasty summer wine cocktails this season. Feel free to play around with the recipes to find the perfect summer sip!