When it’s hot outside, nothing can cool you down better than a nice, refreshing cocktail. After all, summer is all about parties and relaxation! Experts from Acker Wines share their favorite recipes for summer wine cocktails. Check them out.
A Mojito is one of the most popular drinks. However, white wine will be a smoother alternative to the traditional rum base. You’ll prepare this awesome party cocktail in no time! Get 1 bottle of dry white wine, for example Sauvignon Blanc, and 8 oz. of sparkling lemonade. Slice 2 limes and cut 2 oz. of mint into pieces. Mix all the ingredients in a pitcher. Serve over ice with some mint and lime garnish.
Watermelon Wine Cooler
For this cocktail, you’ll need some syrup, a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, vodka, watermelon juice, and lemon juice. To make simple syrup, mix hot water and sugar in equal parts until sugar is dissolved. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and pour 1 oz. simple syrup, 1 oz. Sauvignon Blanc, 1 oz. vodka, 1 oz. watermelon juice, and ½ oz. lemon juice. Shake well and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and some mint leaves for garnish. Vibrant and refreshing, this cocktail will be perfect for a barbecue party!
Passionfruit and Pineapple Sangria
You don’t have to go to Spain or Portugal to try this one! Just one sip can carry you away to the tropics. Make this drink with white wine, i.e. Moscato, Riesling, Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, or Spanish cava. Get some passionfruit, white grape, and pineapple juice, ginger ale, and lots of fresh fruit. Pick a couple and slice them! Kiwi, strawberries, mango, orange, tangerine, or whole raspberries – you can’t go wrong here. First, cut up your fruit. Then, combine white wine, ginger ale, and passionfruit, white grape, and pineapple juice in a big pitcher. If you want, add some fruit to the pitcher but leave the rest for later. Serve your sangria over ice with extra fruit. Sounds heavenly!
These recipes are quick and easy to do. Make sure you try them out! Maybe one of them will become your go-to favorite for the rest of your summer parties!