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Here are all the top wine cocktails to try! Wine is perfect for delicious mixed drinks like sangria, spritzers, frosé and more!

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What’s better than a glass of wine? Wine cocktails! Grab a bottle of wine for some of the best mixed drinks out there. It doesn’t matter if it’s red, white, rosé: or even champagne! There are tasty ways to mix up each varietal into a flavorful, refreshing drink.

Here are all the best wine cocktail recipes to try! There’s the New York Sour, a classic whiskey sour topped with a layer of red wine. There’s fruity sangria, full of bold flavor, or bubbly wine spritzers that are ideal for summer sipping! There are rosé drinks and champagne cocktails. Really, there’s a wine drink for everyone! Keep reading for our top wine cocktails, starting with red wine drinks and moving through to rosé, white wine, and sparkling wine.

And now…the top wine cocktails!

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New York Sour

20 Wine Cocktails: New York Sour & More!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Here’s how to make the New York Sour: one of the best wine cocktails out there! Make a classic whiskey sour and float a layer of red wine on top.


  • 2 ounces* bourbon whiskey
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 ounce dry red wine
  • Optional garnish: lemon twist


  1. Add the bourbon, lemon juice, and syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill it with a handful of ice. Shake until very cold.
  2. Strain the drink into an ice-filled lowball or Old Fashioned glass.
  3. Carefully pour the red wine over the back of a spoon just above the surface of the drink, creating a layer on top. Serve with a lemon twist if desired.


*To convert to ounces, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Teresia mabia says:

    Your example of hard work ,dedication, is very encouraging. I would like to learn more on how you get to know the right mixing up of the different mixer as to get what you real want it to be. This what l call science.

  2. Bob says:

    “Turns out you don’t need hard alcohol to make delicious cocktails.” That is your first line describing this article. Then you proceed show a bunch of cocktails that use hard alcohol! Lame.