Wine Cocktails

Red, white or rose—we drink it all. Though wine is very enjoyable on its own, it pairs exceptionally well with fruit and herbs in refreshing cocktails. Your go-to wine cocktail is probably a pitcher of sangria, but wine can be used in so many different ways to create delicious drinks. Sparkling wine is great for fizzy breakfast cocktails like mimosas and bellinis, and topping off a punchbowl with a bottle of Prosecco is never a bad idea. For a more traditional cocktail, try a Vin d'Orange, which is made with orange-infused white wine and shaken with simple syrup and ice. One of our favorite wine cocktails is simply mixing sweet white wine with Campari and orange juice—it's the perfect big-batch cocktail for a summer day. Get these recipes and more from F&W.

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Make Mulled Wine Syrup for Killer Holiday Cocktails

Rather than making a whole pot of mulled wine, we’re going to reduce it to a slightly sweet, deeply spiced syrup that's ready for cocktails

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Gløgg - Nordic Mulled Wine

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This warm and spiced Glogg - Nordic Mulled Wine is the perfect drink for the holiday season.

Appellation Cooler

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"I want to give the white wine spritzer its rightful place in the cocktail world," says New York City bartender Natasha David. She upgrades the oft-diluted, lightweight drink with basil-infused vermouth and Cocci Americano, a bitter aperitif wine. Her pro tip: "Make sure to eat those punch-soaked cucumber slices!"Slideshow: More Easy Cocktail RecipesThis recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.

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Everything's Coming Up Rosé

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Natasha David, co-owner of Nitecap in New York City, creates this sophisticated sangria by combining rosé wine with pleasantly bitter Aperol and delicate, floral hibiscus tea.Slideshow: More Easy Cocktail RecipesThis recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.


Devon Tarby of L.A.'s Walker Inn uses an unoaked Chardonnay here because it won't overwhelm the other ingredients in this refreshing cocktail. To make all the sublte flavors pop, she stirs in a couple of drops of a saltwater solution--which can also be added to tart drinks, like a daiquiri.Slideshow: More Easy Cocktail RecipesThis recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.

Sprezzatura Royale

"Sprezzatura refers to the stylishly disheveled look perfected by Italian men," says mixologist Joaquín Simó. "An artfully misknotted tie, an elegantly askew collar, mismatched socks-all done with a devil-may-care attitude." This Amaro-based sour topped with sparkling rosé embodies casual elegance. Slideshow:  Sparkling Wine Cocktails