Wine Cocktails for the Summer

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Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to spice up your life with easy wine cocktail recipes that you can make in the comfort of your kitchen.

From trendy frosé to the classic sangria, below are some of the most delicious mixed drinks that are sure to keep you cool as the temperatures rise.


This easy frosé recipe requires only four ingredients and a sheet pan for freezing. Fresh strawberries and lemon juice combine with rosé to create a refreshing cocktail that is both sweet and tart. The best part of this recipe is you can freeze the wine up to a week ahead. Check out the recipe here from Bon Appetit.

Aperol Spritz

The Aperol spritz is the quintessential drink of summers in Italy. Typically served as an aperitif, it can be mildly bitter, bubbly, and fresh, depending on the amount of prosecco and Aperol you add. This particular recipe encourages you to play with the ratios of each ingredient to find a mix that suits your taste. The best part is no cocktail shaker or equipment is required. Find the recipe here from Cookie and Kate.

Kalimotxo (Calimocho)

The calimocho is hands down the simplest red wine cocktail recipe to try. It requires only two ingredients; cola (like Pepsi or Coke) and cheap red wine. The final product is a sweet and fizzy drink that is easy to sip. Check it out here on All Recipes.

Sparkling Rosé Sangria with Aperol and Peaches

This easy rosé wine cocktail recipe has everything we love about a good summer drink including lemons and peaches. The fruit adds flavor and visual appeal, making this drink both delicious and pretty. Find the recipe on Serious Eats.

Late Harvest Wine and Campari Cocktails

A sweet and slightly bitter cocktail that pairs perfectly with a barbecued meal, this drink is sure to cool you down on a hot summer evening. The best part is you can mix it ahead of time in a large pitcher and then pull it out of the fridge when you are ready to serve. Find the recipe here from Food & Wine.

Raspberry Lemonade Sangria

White wine, lemon-lime soda, lemonade, and lots of berries, mix and mingle to make a yummy drink. Simply add the ingredients to a large carafe or pitcher, refrigerate overnight, and drink the next day. Check out the recipe on The Spruce Eats.

We hope you have enjoyed this round-up of delicious summer wine cocktail recipes. Which one will you try first? Comment below and let us know.