Summer wine cocktails are a real summertime thing! Typically, wine’s with mixers are associated with something to add bubbles or a spritz, but those are not the only options for a cool summertime wine cocktail.
Here are some of our favorites!
Ginger Sweet Tea with Wine
Combine a pitcher of fresh brewed tea with a bottle of Moscato and add some ginger syrup. Ginger Syrup is easy to make. Bring equal parts of sugar and water to boil stirring constantly. When the sugar dissolves, remove from heat and let it cool. Add fresh grated ginger. Once the syrup is cooled, strain it and add to the tea. Let it chill in the fridge before serving.
Find your favorite Rosé and pour it into a pitcher. Put this in the Freezer for at least 6 hours. Put the frozen Rosé in the blender along with watermelon juice, agave nectar, lime juice, and a handful of strawberries or raspberries. Blend, Pour, Enjoy!
A basic recipe will combine a Chardonnay with favorite summer fruits – oranges, limes, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries and then some spice like fresh basil. The mix of fruit and wine will need an overnight (no cheating) in the fridge to allow the fruits to ferment and absorb the wine. Before you serve, add the sparkling water or soda water that gives the fizz.
Dress up your Sangria with peaches, plums and nectarines! Puree a peach, plum and nectarines and add a splash of fresh lemon juice. Add to a rosé and elder flower liquor (our favorite, St. Germaine). Add this to some chopped fruits. Then drop in some vanilla beans for the secret flavor. Let it stay in the refrigerator overnight and then add a splash of sparkling water before serving.
Tips for a great recipe:
Pick a wine that has a lower ABV or alcohol by volume level. These will not only mix well, but allow you to refresh without a higher alcohol consumption.