Summer vacations and scraped-off winter layers go hand in hand with a bottle of wine almost everywhere you turn. Red wine cocktails are fast becoming the go-to choice over traditional sangria, mimosas, and hot spritzers. They’re healthier, too!
The deep, juicy flavors red wine brings to a drink list make it a versatile choice no matter if it’s hotter than “a bodega rat’s rear end” or if you just want to kick back with something cooling.
Here’s a list of the best red wine cocktails you have to try!
Red Wine Cocktails Mean Red Wine Sangria
There are few things more refreshing than a tall glass of red wine sangria on a hot summer day. This sangria recipe, mixed with fruit juice, sparkling water, and a variety of fresh fruits, is the perfect way to cool down and enjoy the warmer months.
Try adding a splash of cherry juice or grenadine to your sangria. For a more tart and refreshing beverage, add a squeeze of fresh lime or lemon juice.
For a truly unique twist, try muddling fresh herbs like mint or basil in your sangria before adding the rest of the ingredients.
Spicy Red Wine Margaritas
A refreshing combination of red wine, fruit, and sparkling soda. This is perfect for sipping on a warm afternoon.
Simply combine a bottle of red wine, a sliced orange, a sliced lemon, and a sliced lime in a pitcher. Add a bit of sugar to taste, and then top off the pitcher with sparkling soda.
These margaritas are made with red wine instead of tequila, and they pack a fiery punch.
Red Wine Spritzer
A light and refreshing cocktail made with red wine and sparkling water, red wine spritzers are the perfect summer cocktail! They’re refreshing, light, and full of flavor.
The best part about them is that they’re super easy cocktails at home to make. Just mix equal parts red wine and sparkling water, add a splash of fruit juice or syrup, and enjoy!
Red Wine Punch
The best red wine punch recipes are made with a dry red wine, like Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir. Be sure to use a fruit juice that is not too sweet such as grapefruit or cranberry juice.
Top off your punch with some bubbly sparkling water for a bit of fizz and garnish with fresh berries or citrus slices for a beautiful presentation.
You can add in some seasonal fruits like strawberries, raspberries, or cherries. Top it off with a splash of seltzer or club soda.
Mulled Red Wine
This simple cocktail only requires a few ingredients and can be made in just a few minutes.
It can be enjoyed chilled or at room temperature, making it the perfect drink for any summer occasion. Simply combine your wine of choice with some fruit juice, spices, and a sweetener, and you’re good to go!
Grab Your Glass and Sip Some Wine
From refreshing spritzers to fruity sangria, these drinks are sure to please. So grab a glass and enjoy the summer sun with one of these delicious red wine cocktails. Interested in learning more about our wine? Make sure to check out our blog for interesting insights.