Summer Wine Cocktails

Here are the recipes for the Summer Wine Cocktails Greg Rixen of Happy Harry’s Bottle Shop introduced us to this evening on WDAZ News @5:



Sometime when you’re in the mood for an adult beverage, but don’t feel like beer or distilled spirits, try one of these easy and fun wine cocktails!

MIMOSA – classic mix of orange juice and sparkling wine

-4 ounces of Extra Dry Sparkling Wine

-2 ounces of Pulp-Free Orange Juice

-pour sparkling wine in a champagne glass and add orange juice


BELLINI – an Italian Favorite

-4 ounces of Brut Sparkling Wine or Prosecco (Italian Sparkling Wine)

-2 ounces of white peach puree

-pour Prosecco in a champagne glass and add peach puree

TINCHO-a new cocktail from Argentina

-New Age White Wine


-2 lime wedges

-fill glass of choice with ice

-top off glass with New Age

-squeeze one lime wedge in glass, garnish with other wedge


-1 bottle Rose wine, chilled

-1 bag frozen blueberries

-1 can frozen pink lemonade concentrate

-1 liter lemon-lime soda

-in a large pitcher, mix the Rose wine, blueberries and pink lemonade

-allow to chill in refrigerator for one hour

-top off pitcher with lemon lime soda and serve


-1 bottle white wine (use Riesling for a sweeter sangria, or use Pinot Grigio for a little drier sangria)

-2/3 cup white sugar

-1 cup orange juice

-1 orange

-1 lemon

-1 lime

-1/2 cup of club soda

-pour wine into a pitcher and squeeze ½ of each of the fresh lemon, lime and orange into pitcher.

-add orange juice

– slice the other half of each lemon, lime and orange into thin slices and put in pitcher.

-add sugar

-refrigerator overnight

-add club soda right before serving

**for a fun twist, make some ice cubes with orange juice and serve the sangria over the “orange” cubes



-1 bottle of red wine (use a lighter bodied wine like a generic burgundy or Spanish Tempranillo)

-1 lemon cut into wedges

-1 lime cut into wedges

-1 orange cut into wedges

-2 TBSP white sugar

-1 cup of frozen strawberries or raspberries

-1 small can diced pineapple

-4 cups ginger ale

-pour wine into large pitcher, squeeze the juice from the lemon, lime and orange wedges into pitcher and toss wedges in pitcher when done

-add diced pineapple and sugar

-refrigerate overnight

-before serving add frozen strawberries/raspberries and ginger ale

** For a fun twist, make some ice cubes with orange juice and serve the sangria over the “orange” cubes  

About Terry Dullum

Terry Dullum is a North Dakota native and a graduate of the University of North Dakota. Currently, he is the anchor and producer of WDAZ News @5. He is also a popular speaker throughout the region.
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3 Responses to Summer Wine Cocktails

  1. inthespirit says:

    Hey Terry. Just had to let you know that my son Dean and his wife make mimosas. I love them. We’ll probably have a few this weekend as we commision their new deck in Shoreview, Minn.
    Happy spring from an ole friend.

  2. Terry Dullum says:

    Naomi…. Sounds wonderful. Have a good weekend and a great summer.

  3. Anon says:

    Wine cocktails are nice but it dilutes the wine, that’s bad. You need to kick ’em up with brandy or cognac (distilled wine). That’s my 2 cents, anyway.

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