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21 Refreshing Wine-Based Cocktails for Your Next Party

We scoured Pinterest for the best wine-based cocktails. It doesn't matter if you prefer red or white, because these cocktails are all top-notch.

Strawberry Rose Sangria

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Strawberries and rosé are a match made in heaven. Mix in a splash of vodka for a party drink that has your guests coming back for more. Mix all the ingredients except half your strawberries and the soda. Add those after chilling and right before serving. (Get the full recipe from Jennifer Meyering)

Ingredients:

  • 1 (750ml) bottle of rosé
  • 1 cup strawberry flavored vodka
  • 2½ cups lemon-lime soda
  • ¼ cup stevia or sugar (optional)
  • 8-10 large strawberries, hulled and sliced

Photo: Jennifer Meyering

Vinho Verde Punch

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Serve your guest something new! Vinho Verde is a white (or red) wine from Portugal and is the key ingredient in this youthful cocktail. Simply peel oranges, mix everything together, refrigerate, and garnish with mint leaves. (Get the full recipe from Food and Wine)

Ingredients:

  • 2 navel oranges
  • 4 bottles (750 ml each) white Vinho Verde
  • 1 cup Rosemary Syrup
  • 1 seedless cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup mint leaves
  • Ice cubes, for serving

Photo: Food and Wine

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Wine Smoothie

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Your guests will think you slaved away on this drink, but guess what? This chocolaty delight is ready in just three easy steps (blend, dip rim in hot fudge, pour and garnish) so you can spend less time on prep and more time on perfecting that centerpiece. (Get the full recipe from The Cookie Rookie)

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 ounce) bag frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups light bodied red wine
  • 2-3 tablespoons chocolate sauce
  • For garnish: hot fudge, strawberries, and blackberries

Photo: The Cookie Rookie

Fireball Sangria

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Surprise your guests' taste buds with cinnamon with sophisticated notes. Yup that's right, you can mix whiskey and wine. In a pitcher combine juices, Fireball, and wine. Add the fruit, chill, and serve this delicious cocktail. (Get the full recipe from Go Go Go Gourmet)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup orange peach mango juice
  • 1 cup Fireball whiskey
  • 1 bottle dry red wine
  • bag frozen mixed fruit

Photo: Go Go Go Gourmet

Kalimotxo

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Another surprising mix, Kalimotxo is a Spanish drink that mixes wine and wait for it...Coca Cola! Yup, it's the upscale version of rum and coke and tastes similar to Dr. Pepper. Just be sure to add equal parts of each. (Get the full recipe from Honestly Yum)

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Moscato Bees Knees Cocktail

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Your guests will love this lemony-sweet cocktail from The Kitchen is my Playground, and you'll love the simple recipe. Stir honey in the hot water until it's dissolved. Then add lemon juice and moscato. Garnish with lemon slices. (Get the full recipe from The Kitchen is my Playground)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 T. honey
  • 1/2 T. hot water
  • 2 tsp. to 1 T. fresh lemon juice {1/4 to 1/2 of a lemon ~ I like mine with the 2 tsp. lemon juice}
  • 4 oz. Frontera Moscato

Photo: The Kitchen is my Playground

Peach Wine Slushy

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Fruity and refreshing, this frozen cocktail belongs at your next block party. The super easy recipe is for two, but you just keep blending the Sauvignon Blanc and peaches until you've reached enough for each guest to have one (or two, or three). (Get the full recipe from Dessert for Two)

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Pineapple Rum Punch

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This cocktail was made for big crowds. Blend pineapple with water, strain and place in a punch bowl. Next add your booze and the club soda. Mix it and you're ready to serve. For a really fancy drink, dip the rim in coconut sugar and garnish with pineapple. (Get the full recipe from Bird's Party)

Ingredients:

  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup white wine
  • coconut sugar to taste
  • 1 cup white rum
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup soda water or club soda

Photo: Bird's Party

Pink Moscato Strawberry Lemonade

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For your next girl's night in, serve up this sweet and tasty strawberry lemonade cocktail. Even better, it's beyond easy. Just mix all of these ingredients together and chill before serving. (Get the full recipe from The Whoot)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Bottle Pink Moscato
  • 6 Cups Lemonade
  • 1/4 cups of Strawberry Vodka
  • Frozen Strawberry Slices
  • Lemon Slices

Photo: The Whoot

Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

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It only takes five minutes to make this "damn delicious" cocktail, so if you're in crunch time, whip out some prosecco, limoncello and pour over frozen raspberries and mint sprigs. (Get the full recipe from Damn Delicious)

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Red Wine Sangria

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Mmm, mmmm, mmm. There's nothing like a good sangria and this fruity one from Chef Savvy is one of our favorites. Mix all ingredients except sugar in a pitcher. Cook sugar and water in a small saucepan until dissolved, cool. Stir into the rest of your ingredients and refrigerate overnight. (Get the full recipe from Chef Savvy)

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 bottle red dry table wine
  • ½ cup brandy
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 whole apple, sliced
  • 1 whole orange, sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced

Photo: Chef Savvy

Raspberry Lemonade Champagne Punch

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Special occasions call for special drinks. Sure you can just pop champagne, but we think this raspberry lemonade champagne cocktail is so much better for a party, and just as easy. Stir all the ingredients together and then add raspberries on top. (Get the full recipe from Eat. Drink. Love.)

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (about 12 ounces) raspberry lemonade concentrate
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) champagne, chilled
  • 3 cups ginger ale (or club soda)
  • 1/2 cup vodka (plain, raspberry, or vanilla)
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • lime or lemon wedges (for garnish)

Photo: Eat. Drink. Love.

Summer Solstice Wine Cocktail

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It's simple, it's fresh, and it's a must for quenching your guests' thirsts. In a shaker, combine cherries, peaches, and Pinot Noir. Muddle and add ice cubes, shaking to blend. Next, strain and pour. Finish by filling the glasses with Blood Orange Italian Soda and chill before serving. (Get the full recipe from Boulder Locavore)

Ingredients:

  • 12 Bing Cherries, pitted and halved
  • ½ very ripe Peach (no peeling required), quartered
  • 8 ounces Frontera Pinot Noir
  • Blood Orange Italian Soda to fill, chilled

Photo: Boulder Locavore

Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail

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It's one thing to dish out slices of apple pie, it's another thing to whip up an apple pie cocktail and trust us, your party goers will be thanking you for it. Start by dipping glasses in cinnamon and sugar. Next put all other ingredients (except champagne) in a cocktail shaker and strain into the glasses. Lastly add champagne and garnish with an apple slice. (Get the full recipe from The Kitchen is my Playground)

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. apple juice or apple cider
  • 3/4 oz. cinnamon schnapps
  • 2 tsp. Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules
  • 3 oz. champagne
  • cinnamon & sugar for rim
  • apple slice for garnish

Photo: The Kitchen is my Playground

Raspberry Peach Prosecco

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This fruity cocktail mixes frozen raspberries, peach nectar and prosecco to give you a fabulous party-worthy beverage. It'll definitely have your guests leaving happy (and it won't just be because of the booze). (Get the full recipe from Table for Two)

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces frozen raspberries
  • 2 cups peach nectar, chilled
  • 1 bottle prosecco, chilled
  • Ice cubes

Photo: Table for Two

Red Wine Berry Spritzer

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This may be the easiest (and fastest) cocktail on our list. All you need to do is add frozen berries to a glass with ice. Then add 1 part wine and 3 parts La Croix Mixed Berry Sparkling Water. Told ya it was easy. (Get the full recipe from Aggie's Kitchen)

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Rose Wine Cocktail

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Ah rosé, it's the best choice for light and sweet cocktails. And this recipe from Perpetually Hungry is just that. Muddle lemons and grapefruit. In a cocktail shaker add ice, gin, rosé, and simply syrup. Shake, strain, and add to the muddled fruit glasses. (Get the full recipe from Perpetually Hungry)

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 lemon wedges
  • 1-2 slices of grapefruit
  • Ice
  • 6oz rosé
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup, to taste

Photo: Perpetually Hungry

Sweet Tea Sangria

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There's nothing quite like good ole Southern hospitality, and this cocktail with peaches and sweet tea reminds us of Georgia. Mix sweet tea and wine in a large pitcher. Then add the fruit and chill before serving. (Get the full recipe from The Wicked Noodle)

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups sweet tea
  • 1 bottle white wine
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 2 cups sliced peaches
  • fresh mint, for garnishing (optional)

Photo: The Wicked Noodle

Red Wine Spritzer

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Another quick and easy cocktail! To make this delicious spritzer fill glasses half full with ice and wine, Then, fill the rest with flavored, carbonated water. Finish with garnishes of raspberries/mint leaves and you're ready to serve. (Get the full recipe from Jennifer Meyering)

Photo: Jennifer Meyering

Sangrita

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Can't decide between margaritas or sangrias? Well, we say why choose! Instead, make this sangrita by mixing all ingredients and letting it chill over night. With wine and tequila it's the best of both worlds. (Get the full recipe from One Sweet Mess)

Ingredients:

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of sweet red wine
  • 1/2 cup orange juice, preferably freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup lime juice, preferable freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup 1:1 simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup orange liquor, such as triple sec or Cointreau
  • 1/2 cup silver tequila

Photo: One Sweet Mess

White Wine Mojito

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If you're looking for something that's a little less boozy, give your guests this white wine mojito to try. Combine the lime, mint, and agave in a glass and muddle with a spoon. Add in the wine, club soda, and ice. Stir everything together, serve, and prepare for a chorus of "ahs" as the refreshing beverage indulges your friends' taste buds. (Get the full recipe from Turnip the Oven)

Ingredients:

  • 2 lime wedges
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 1/2 cup chilled white wine
  • 1/4 cup chilled club soda
  • Ice

Photo: Turnip the Oven

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