15 Best Wine Cocktails

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!)


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

Description

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.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) bourbon whiskey
  • 1 ounce ( 2 tablespoons) lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) maple syrup or simple syrup
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) dry red wine
  • Optional garnish: lemon twist

Instructions

  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

Keywords: Wine Cocktails

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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