As the weather heats up, wine lovers everywhere are looking for ways to enjoy their favourite tipple without feeling too heavy or hot. Wine cocktails are the perfect solution. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing aperitif or a delightful summer dessert wine, there’s a wine cocktail out there for you. Here are three of the best wine cocktails perfect for summer.
For something refreshing and light, try a wine spritzer. Simply mix white wine with sparkling water and add a squeeze of lemon juice. For a slightly sweeter option, mix white wine with Sprite or 7Up. To really impress your guests, try making your own elderflower cordial to mix with prosecco.
For something a little more indulgent, try a wine float. Simply pour red wine into a glass and top with your favourite ice cream flavour. For an extra special treat, top with whipped cream and a cherry. If you’re feeling really adventurous, try pairing contrasting flavours like chocolate ice cream and Cabernet Sauvignon or strawberry ice cream and Chardonnay.
For a summery twist on a classic cocktail, try a wine sangria. Mix red wine with fruit juice, fresh fruit, and spices like cinnamon and cloves. Let the mixture sit for at least an hour so that the flavours can infuse before serving over ice.Top with sparkling water or ginger ale just before serving for an extra bit of fizz. Add fresh fruit garnishes like strawberries or raspberries to each glass for an extra pop of colour.
Try a wine cocktail this summer and enjoy!