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

Wine cocktails

Turns out you don’t need hard alcohol to make delicious cocktails. Grab a bottle of wine for some of the best mixed drinks out there. It doesn’t matter if it’s red, white or 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, one of the best classic mixed drinks there is. 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.

And now…the best wine cocktails!

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New York Sour

New York Sour (Best Wine Cocktail!)

  • 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 (4 tablespoons) bourbon whiskey
  • 1 ounce ( 2 tablespoons) lemon juice
  • ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) maple syrup or simple syrup
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) 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.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Wine Cocktails

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. “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.

  2. 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.