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12 Wine-Based Cocktails To Serve At Your Next Dinner Party

A glass of wine is one of the dinner table’s most beloved companions, and though we love our classic glass of Cabernet at night, we enjoy adding wine to cocktails even more. That’s why we’re pretty excited about the new Better Homes & Gardens Wine Club, where you can get reds, whites, or a mix of both sent right to your door to give your future dinner parties the extra edge that will have your guests talking even after dinner is over.

White Wine Mojito

White Wine Mojito

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For the light drinkers, this low-alcohol cocktail will be a crowd favorite. Serve during cocktail hour for a refreshing spritz or serve with dinner for an easy drink that won’t be too boozy. A classic mojito calls for lime, mint, and club soda, but this white wine mojito by Turnip The Oven also calls for Sauvignon Blanc, which has us already looking to pour our second glass. Add in blueberries or a splash of grapefruit juice for an added twist of flavor!

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Paloma Cocktail

Paloma Cocktail

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Another cocktail featuring the light and fruity Sauvignon Blanc, the remastered paloma cocktail by Ciao Florentina has us dreaming of sipping this grapefruit-flavored drink on a beach somewhere in paradise. A slight twist on the classic paloma cocktail, the tequila was replaced with white wine for a sweeter, more subtle taste. Check out the Better Homes & Gardens white wine subscription to fully stock your wine cabinet before the party begins, giving you endless opportunity to mix and match your favorite cocktail recipes.

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Autumn Apple & Pear Sangria

apple sangria

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Perfect for any fall-inspired dinner party, this fruity cocktail will be the talk of your table. Combining a bottle of red wine with brandy gives you the strong and flavorful base, while the apple cider brings the tastes of autumn right to your glass. Add in apples and pears for a fruity finish, and garnish with a cinnamon stick to tie the whole cocktail together. We’ve totally fall-en in love with this drink by Brandie from Home Cooking Memories.

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Red Moon Over Manhattan Cocktail

Red Moon Over Manhattan Cocktail

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If you’re looking for a trendy and chic cocktail to feature at your next get-together, look no further than the Red Moon Over Manhattan. To shake up the classic Manhattan, add red wine to the drink for a great combination. For a full selection of the best reds, join the Better Homes & Gardens Wine Club, which will make all your future cocktails and provisions filled with full-bodied deliciousness. Thanks to Sugar and Charm, this little cocktail will taste delicious while looking incredibly sophisticated in all of your guests’ hands.

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New York Sour Cocktail

New York Sour Cocktail

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A fun variation of the whiskey sour cocktail we’ve all come to love, the New York Sour channels the Big Apple’s technicolor blends of people, fashion, sophistication, and a touch of madness. Rhubarbarians adds red wine to a whiskey sour to create a tantalizing concoction, and we couldn’t be more excited to serve this drink at our next dinner party.

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Strawberry & Rosemary Gin Fizz

Strawberry & Rosemary Gin Fizz

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The name of this cocktail alone screams for an Instagram-worthy moment, but the look of this drink is even cuter. Simple and sweet, the Strawberry and Rosemary Gin Fizz by Sprinkles and Sprouts features strawberry-sweetened gin and sparkling moscato for an easy cocktail with a big taste. Garnishing with a sprig of rosemary and a sliced strawberry will have your party guests cooing at this drink’s cuteness.

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Strawberry Sauvignon Blanc Cocktail

Strawberry Sauvignon Blanc Cocktail

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Whether you’re looking for a cocktail to quench your thirst or just a drink that is incredibly easy to make, the Strawberry Sauvignon Blanc Cocktail by Platings and Pairings is for you. Referred to as an adult strawberry lemonade, this cocktail combines fresh strawberries, lemon, vodka, soda water, and Sauvignon Blanc for a refreshing cocktail you could sip all night long.

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Hawaiian Mimosas

Hawaiian Mimosas

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Channeling a long-time favorite cocktail, these Hawaiian Mimosas from Crazy For Crust will be a hit among your guests. With only three ingredients, this cocktail is easy to prepare yet is still full of flavor. Coconut rum, pineapple juice, and sparkling white wine make up this delicious drink that tastes just as good at dinner as it does at 8 a.m. Or so we’ve heard...

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Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail

Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail

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Lauren Conrad never ceases to amaze us, and these Cotton Candy Champagne cocktails are no exception. Perfectly pink and precious, these cocktails are composed of three simple ingredients: cotton candy, sparkling wine, and St. Germain liqueur—aka our dream in a gold-rim glass. Serve at a ladies brunch, bridal shower, or birthday party to truly be the hostess with the mostest.

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Pear Pomegranate Bellini

Pear Pomegranate Bellini

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Sultry and romantic, the Pear Pomegranate Bellini by The Chunky Chef is a cocktail meant to indulge all your senses while looking and tasting rich in flavor. Pairing sparkling wine with brandy and pomegranate, this cocktail is sure to be an elegant touch to a dinner party or a romantic addition to date night in. This cocktail could easily accommodate red or white wine which makes the mixed package of Better Homes & Garden’s wine subscription a must-have. Get your favorite wines with a mix of something new, and never run out of your favorite drink of choice.

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Strawberry Frozé

Strawberry Frozé

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Another Sugar and Charm favorite, this Strawberry Frozé is a sweet treat that everyone will love. Combining frozen strawberries, rosé, lemon, and tarragon creates the oh-so sweet with a subtle tartness taste that will have your guests raving about your party long after dinner is over.

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Cherries Jubilee Wine Cocktail

Cherries Jubilee Wine Cocktail

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Emilee from Finding Zest used to think wine was best served by itself, until she came up with this cocktail featuring Cabernet Sauvignon. Mixing the full-bodied red wine with rum, cherries, and sparkling water creates this elegant and earthy cocktail that will keep the party going all night long.

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